Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Autumn is in full swing, so I will carry on with the pumpkin recipes. I don’t know what it is, but I love pumpkin and look forward to it’s arrival every October. So for today’s recipe, I used a lot of pumpkin. Here is what you’ll need:

3 cups flour

  • 2 1/2 cups porridge oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups puréed pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


First, combine the flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice.


Next, beat the three eggs.


Then add the butter, sugars, and vanilla.


Once that is combined, add the 3 cups of pumpkin.


Next, combine the wet and dry bowls. Make sure your main bowl is quite large, unlike what I have here. The rest of my mixing bowls are on the other side of the Atlantic, so I’ll have to get them later.


Lastly, add the chocolate chips and mix them in evenly.


Spread the mixture in a greased or lined dish or tin. This is the largest I had, so they came out kinda thick. But if you have a larger tin where you can spread the mixture out more, you’ll end up with a thinner bar.


Heat your oven to 350 F / 180 C and bake for 25-35 minutes. I had it in for 35 as the size of my dish made for a thick bar.


When the time is up, take out and let your beautiful bake cool. Then cut up your creation into bars and enjoy every bit of pumpkin chocolate chip goodness! These bars are hearty and decadent with less fat than a traditional cookie tray bake. The whole thing only uses 1/3 cup of butter, and if you really wanted to, you can omit the butter completely and add more pumpkin instead!


I really hope you get the chance to bake these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bars. And right now, at least here in Bristol, Sainsburys have cans of puréed pumpkin for £1! Thanks for reading, and Happy Eating!

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