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!) They may not be the prettiest looking pumpkin pie bars, but they are TASTY!
Another think I like about this recipe is that 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.
PUMPKIN PIE BARS
- 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 (try low-sugar Funny Face cranberries) , or nuts, if desired.
- Preheat the oven to 375. Spray an 8Ã?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.
I also have a Pumpkin Pie recipe for the easiest pumpkin pie ever – and it’s also the best. People don’t even ask me what I’m bringing for dessert at Thanksgiving; everybody just knows I’m bringing “the pie.”
And if you love pumpkin, try my two ingredient pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bars, and make sure to check out my Pumpkin Recipe Roundup. Still want more? Check out my All Pumpkin, All The Time board on Pinterest.
Thanks to Funny Face Dried Cranberries for sending me a variety of cranberries to try – the kids love them!