A simple post, a simple recipe, and a perfectly simple dessert for the fall: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars. These bars are moist, tender and cake-like in texture. Pumpkin and chocolate pair superbly. I’ve used another one of Martha Stewart’s recipes not modifying it the tinniest bit (except for using homemade pumpkin puree) because it’s just perfect.
The bars are pumpkin-y and studded with dark chocolate chips. The next time I bake these, I’d like to try a couple of variations: with streusel topping or a cream cheese frosting. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy this decadent bars.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares
Author: Martha Stewart
Recipe type: Squares, Dessert
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin-pie spice
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pie spice, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed until smooth; beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in pumpkin puree (mixture may appear curdled). Reduce speed to low, and mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely in pan.
- Lift cake from pan (using foil as an aid). Peel off foil, and use a serrated knife to cut into 24 squares.
50 Responses to Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
These look soooo moist and they are so perfect for fall! YUM yum yum, thanks for sharing!
Bring on the streusel! ;-)
It’s a warm-up-your-house kind of day…Instead of just cranking up the heat, I baked, too! Cheers to a month long Squash Love celebration!
Mmm, looks like pure, sweet comfort :) Wonderful.
So cute and pretty these sit. Squash love is in the air. Only that I made squash sambar :-)
These look fabulous!
I made these the other day…changed the spices around a tiny bit, but they were wonderful. Thanks for the recipe:)
Martha always seems to know best. These look delicious. I would love these for Thanksgiving dessert.
One of these and a cup of coffee or tea would be heavenly in the morning.
Mmm a streusel topping would indeed rev these treats up. They look absolutely decadent as they are though – really a satisfying treat for the season. Yum!
Nothing like simple recipes! This sounds wonderful!!
Awesome! I have to low-carb this recipe. Bookmarked!
Wow – this is a terrific recipe! I’ve never seen pumpkin and chocolate chip together before this year and I think it’s an amazing combination. This looks absolutely perfect. Moist and soft!
Still sharing pumpkin love! And now with chocolate chips, this is fantastic!
lotsa pumpkin recipes! the bars look so delicious with those cute little chocolate chips.. definitely need to make some of these soon.. with some added granola and they’d be perfect snack bars!
Oh, these look so moist and delicious! Love the dark chocolate chips too! I would probably eat at least 3 of these, lol.
Pumpkin and chocolate chip, I’m imagining, are great flavor combinations. I love the look of these bars. I already have the chocolate chips. All I need is the pumpkin pie puree and the pumpkin pie spice! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
These look so amazing! Pumpkin and chocolate, what could be better? And I think that streusel topping or a cream cheese frosting would go wonderfully with this recipe! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, have a lovely day :)
Oooh another fabulous, new way to bake with pumpkins – and everything is better with chocolate chips, am I right? Scrumptious!
Bar cookies are such a time saver and these look like something the family would enjoy. Adding another layer of flavor with the pumpkin was a great idea. This is another must try recipe-delicious.
You can never go wrong with a Martha recipe! These bars look so great!
these bars are a perfect addition to your thanksgiving dessert table. You cab never have to many pumpkin desserts, especially with dark chocolate chips.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family.
Just when I think there can’t possible be another pumpkin bar out there you come up with these. Chocolate chips…you just can’t go wrong. They look great.
OMG! This looks so delicious! I love Pumpkin and throwing in chocolate chips, even better. Going to make this recipe this weekend!! Thank you!
Thank you! These bars were a big hit with my family.
Ooh nice girlie girl. Perfect for the season and Thanksgiving!! Sorry for short comment but gotta run and wanted to leave you some love b4 I do.
Who can argue with Martha Stewart?! Pumpkin and chocolate are like the ying and the yang.
A delicious great looking all treat! I love pumpkin treats and pairing with chocolate makes them even more irresistible!
I’m ALL about the simple these days!
Oh, these look lovely! I’d love to try them with a topping, too….yum!
Oh struesel topping on this would be amazing! Love it!
Congrats on top 9! These are gorgeous. My hubs would go nuts for these.
these look simply divine! Thank you so very much for sharing!!!
pumpkin bread with chocolate chips is seriously my favorite quickbread. i make this every year!!! looks delicious anu!
These pumpkin bars are terrific, An! You’ve outdone yourself! i love all the squash love treats you’ve made!
The bar looks yummy and yummy!
did I say yummy twice?
well… that because just looking at the pic makes me want to take the bar out from my computer! LOL
Tq for sharing the recipe , this one is bookmarking since I in love with pumpkin + chocolate :D
and tq for ur kind comment on my blog, nice to meet u ;)
What wonderful bars! I just cannot get enough pumpkin, so I am stocking up on pumpkin now so I can make all these yummy treats throughout the year.
So tempting and flavourful, very very tempting and gorgeous.
The bars look great.
ready to eat.chum chum
This is a welcome change from the usual pumpkin recipes. And with chocolate! It sounds like a great combination, easy to make and very moist. Nice recipe!
Made these today, they are great! Will make again, and again! Thank you for sharing!
YAY! Thanks Angie! So glad to know they turned out well for you. :)
i’m going to make these for my kid’s harvest festival at school tomorrow night!
Great. Let me know how it turned out.. :)
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I made them yesterday and they turned lovely (not as good looking though). They are super moist and full of flavor and a nice change from the traditional pumpkin “cake format”.
Thanks Tanja! Just replied to your email :)
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