Pumpkin Chocolate Spice Bars Bring in the Fall

Spicy, moist pumpkin chocolate spice bars, dotted with chocolate chips, will have you thinking fall is the best season of all. Quick & easy to make and great for snacks or dessert.

Pumpkin bars laid out on wooden table and on cutting board with text overlay stating Pumpkin Spice Bars with chocolate chips.

Fall brings to mind Jack-O-Lanterns and pumpkin pie but there are so many more dishes that serve up that great pumpkin flavor. I have been in a pumpkin baking mood and my house is has some delicious aromas coming out of the kitchen. Wish there was smell-o-vision and I could share it with y’all.

Overhead of Pumpkin Spice Bars on Thanksgiving towel.

So far, I have baked up a Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies, Pumpkin Spice Cookies and, a little something more on the healthier side, a Potein Pumpkin Smoothie.

Not to be outdone, I just had to make these super easy and delicious Pumpkin Spice Bars with chocolate chips. The chips are totally optionally but who doesn’t want to add chocolate to anything and everything? Just look at how easy this recipe is.

Mixing dry & wet ingredients.

Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside. Cream the sugar and butter & add pumpkin.

Adding chocolate chips to cookie dough.

Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips, mix and bake.

Cut bars with sprinkled powdered sugar on wooden cutting board.

Now just wait for the delicious smells that will come floating out of your kitchen. They will definitely have you drooling! You might not even be able to wait for them to cool before grabbing a little bite. But wait ‘cause they are so good when cut and eaten at room temp.

Stack of Chocolate Spice Bars next to pumpkins.

They’re perfect for an after-school snack, a dessert with a little ice cream on top (just sayin’) or that morning coffee break with friends. Whatever way you have them, you’ll want to put these Pumpkin Chocolate Spice Bars on your list to make every fall. Enjoy!

A bite taken out of Pumpkin Chocolate Spice Bar.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Spice Bars

Spicy, moist pumpkin chocolate spice bars, dotted with chocolate chips, will have you thinking fall is the best season of all. Quick & easy to make and great for snacks or dessert.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20 bars
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×11-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Mix together flour, spices, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on high until smooth.
  • Continue beating while adding egg, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree.
  • Lower mixer speed and beat in flour-spice mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
  • Cool bars in pan on wire rack. When cool, turn out of pan and cut into squares.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1107IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

This post has been updated and was first published on November 24, 2013.

Pumpkin Chocolate Spice Bars Bring in the Fall