Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars are so soft, moist and super delicious! It's a perfect fall time dessert to share....or not! Addicting!
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour If not using oats, use 2 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats optional
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips save out ½ for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, white sugar for several minutes and then add pumpkin and beat in until smooth.
Beat in the eggs one at a time until well blended.
Combine the flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice and salt together in a bowl, then pour and stir into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
Mix in the oats and 1 & ½ cups chocolate chips until just combined.
Spread into 2 8x8 greased pans or a 13x9 greased pan, add saved out chocolate chips and sprinkle on top and bake for 15 to 20 for 2 8x8 pans or 20-25 minutes for 13x9 pan or until just light brown.
Don't over-bake for best results.
Cool, cut and store in an airtight container.
To make these more like blondie-ish, omit an egg.
Add less chocolate chips to batter for less chocolate flavor.