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 Chocolate Spice Bars | 2 Cookin Mamas 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. #dessert #pumpkin #recipe

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Enjoy!

PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE SPICE BARS
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
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.
Servings: 20 bars
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 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)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×11-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix together flour, spices, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on high until smooth.
  4. Continue beating while adding egg, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree.
  5. Lower mixer speed and beat in flour-spice mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Spread into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool bars in pan on wire rack. When cool, turn out of pan and cut into squares.
Recipe Notes

I bought these wire racks for baking and I love them. Nothing sticks to them and the grid is small enough that your cookies won’t fall through like some of the other racks. Check them out here.

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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 #recipe #dessert

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3 Comments

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    01/17/2014 at 2:00 pm

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    Phyllis
    10/23/2017 at 2:11 pm

    Used raisins instead of chocolate chips and cream cheese icing ?

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/25/2017 at 2:17 pm

      I love the idea of cream cheese frosting! My husband would love you for that one. 🙂

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