Welcome to Wednesday! Today’s Fall Favorite is another sweet treat that is full of pumpkin flavor… you know what? I think that after all these delicious sweets we’re going to need a a diet plan to fight all the weight we’ll gain trying these. But then again it is the beginning of the holiday season and if I remember correctly all sweets during this time are calorie free.
Today’s Fall Favorite is pumpkin pie bars and they come to you from a great friend and blogger, Natalie!
Natalie is a wife, mom of a six year old son and four year old twin girls, wannabe foodie, lover of wine and of all things social media. She blogs at Mommy of a Monster and Twins and also works as a freelance writer and virtual assistant. You can find her tweeting as @NatalieHoage, Facebooking all day long, and pinning more recipes than she can ever possibly try.
One of my favorite things to bake during the fall season is this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Bars. The reason I love them so much is because they are so versatile – you can add nuts, cranberries, chocolate chips (or a combination of the three!)
These Pumpkin Pie Bars can be made in just one bowl, which makes them both easy to make and to clean up. I know it looks like a lot of ingredients, but I bet you already have most of them in your pantry. Enjoy!
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1-1/3 cups pumpkin puree
1-2/3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup of chocolate chips, cranberries, or nuts, if desired.
Preheat the oven to 375. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, stir first 4 ingredients until combined. Whisk in the eggs and oil, then stir in the pumpkin. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
Spoon mixture into the baking dish. Bake for 20-23 minutes, until the top is springy. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before cutting into bars. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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