Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

If you’re thinking about doing some fall baking this weekend, might I suggest these?

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Did I catch your attention?? Keep readingSmile

Yesterday when I got home from the office, I didn’t have any clients to train and Shane was going to be at class for the next couple hours. It was the perfect time to get my bake on.

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These chocolate chip pumpkin bars are so good, they’re almost half gone.

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In fact, this morning when Shane went to try one for breakfast, he asked:

so how are they?

They are SO good. Wait until you try one.

When did you make them?

Oh just last night while you were at class.

….*one eye brow lifts* well I guess they are pretty good then.

He should know not to judge a girl who’s alone with pumpkin bars. Oh, and Shane loved the bar, and then had two more. So there. Of course I didn’t tell him that the bars are made out of whole wheat and oats. Muahaha Smile

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

These chocolate chip pumpkin bars are the perfect bars to bring you into fall. They’re sweet, but not too sweet, and the addition of whole grains make this an acceptable breakfast, snack, or dessert bar!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 22 minutes

1 c. whole wheat pastry flour

1 c. quick cook oats

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

1 stick of butter, softened

1/2 c. brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 c. canned pumpkin

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter

1/4 c. milk

1/2 c. (or more…Smile) chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl and toss to mix. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the pumpkin. Blend again on a fast setting until fluffy. Next, add the peanut butter, and blend again on a fast setting. Gradually add in the dry ingredients bowl until incorporated into the wet. Slowly add in the milk and mix a little more. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into a greased pan (I used a 6×10 I think, but an 8×8 would work, too.) Bake for 22 minutes.

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Enjoy! Open-mouthed smile

PS – Clarabelle wanted to be a prop in these pictures, but I put her in the other room. Wouldn’t want to get kitty hair in the pumpkin bars!

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I still haven’t gotten my lifting workout in yet today, but I did manage to eat a morning snack while cranking out emails (see aboveWinking smile) It’s on the to-do list though – along with folding towels, running errands, and doing a continuing education assignment for my ACE creds.

Happy Friday!!Rainbow

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Comments

  1. So I am sitting at work craving pumpkin bad AND then I see THESE!? haha. I want to go home to make them right now ;)

  2. You’re cat is BEAUTIFUL! Love that face.

    And the pumpkin bars look good too. ;-)

  3. I don’t think I’ve seen a recipe w/ pumpking AND peanutbutter AND oats (those are my top three things!) Definitely need to make a batch!

  4. Those bars look awesomesauce. I need to buy pumpkin, like, right now!

  5. These could not be more perfect for fall! Thank you for this wonderful recipe :)

  6. YUM…. I can’t wait to try these bars. I love everything pumpkin especially in the fall. Thanks for sharing. That pan wouldn’t have lasted an hour in my house! Ha ha!

  7. I *LOVE* pumpkin bars! Amazingly I’ve never made them with chocolate chips. Can’t believe I would ever overlook such an obviously important ingredient! ;) I’m excited to try this recipe out!

  8. Yum!! These look SO amazing. I love the pumpkin and chocolate chip combo…nobody would trust me alone with them either ;)

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