Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

I made these and brought them to a fall football party and they were a huge hit amongst both the kids and adults! The pumpkin makes them the perfect gooey texture combined with the chocolate chips.


  •  1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  •  1 large egg
  •  3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  •  1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  •  1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  •  2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  •  1 teaspoon cinnamon
  •  1 1/4 cups flour (all-purpose or whole wheat)
  •  1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips + 2 tablespoons, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
  3. Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the egg, pumpkin, brown sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and chocolate chips and stir until just combined (don’t overmix).
  5. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  6. Evenly sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, smoothly the top lightly with a spatula.
  7. Bake for about 32 to 33 minutes, or until done. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter.
  8. Allow bars to cool in pan for about 30 minutes before slicing and serving.


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