Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

pumpkin chocolate chip barsFall and I have such a love/hate relationship. While I'm not really into the fact that it's below 50 degrees when I first wake up in the morning, I do love the season's wonderful flavors, especially pumpkin. And what's better than pumpkin on its own? When you mix it with chocolate, of course!

These pumpkin chocolate chip squares are the perfect sweet treat for you and your family. The best part? They take less than 10 minutes to mix up!


Pumpkin chocolate chip squares, adapted from We Are Not Martha:


  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Whisk the pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt, and flour in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the sugar and butter on medium high speed until creamy. Then beat in the vanilla and egg until combined. Add pumpkin puree.
  • Combine the two bowls together, and stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon batter into a 9 x 13 pan coated with cooking spray and lightly floured. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  • Let bars cool, then cut into squares -- and enjoy!


Image via Emily Abbate

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