Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Posted by - bakingaddict

It's October which means Halloween! On my recent trip to America, I bought a can of pumpkin puree and assorted Halloween goodies. Yes I know you can buy this in London but it's quite expensive here. Anyway, I was quite excited to bake with it as I've never used it before and I remember seeing this recipe on our recent Secret Recipe Club reveal which I'm also a member of.  It was on So Tasty, So Yummy's blog who in turn got it from Loving Life.

What can I say? Everyone loved it! It was delicious and moist, almost like a carrot cake with the spices but with a different texture. My kitchen smelled amazing when I baked this! I have to make this again even if I have to buy expensive pumpkin puree. Or perhaps they'll go on sale after Halloween? :) 

 My well travelled slightly squashed can of pumpkin puree 

 gorgeous colour! 

 ready to go in the oven 

 fresh from the oven 

Recipe adapted from So Tasty, So Yummy (I reduced the sugar amount and chocolate chips and it turned out beautifully) 

250g plain flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
225g butter
225g sugar
1 eff
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
300g chocolate chips 

  • Preheat oven to 180C. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.  
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. 
  • Add pumpkin puree. 
  • The mixture will appear curdled - don't worry! 
  • Reduce speed to low and add in dry ingredients. 
  • Finally, stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter evenly in  a baking tray.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 
  • Allow to cool completely before slicing into squares.


Angie's Recipes said...

These pumpkin bars look awesome!

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Girl in purple dress said...

Lovely recipe, I bet they are moist and delicious.

Megan, said...

i love all things pumpkin
Xo Megan

Magnolia Verandah said...

Will have to get going with my pumpkin baking. Unfortunately no pumpkin puree over here, not that I can find anyway.

G√ľnther said...

non avevo mai visto la polpa di zucca inm barattolo :-)

Lubna Karim said...

Awesome the combination of pumpkin and chocolate's been long since u visited my thought of dropping by to check everything is fine....

Cindy said...

Looks so yummy--I do love good pumpkin treat! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Delicious looking!