Recipe: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars


Lori B is one of our wonderful Great Lakes Bay Moms members.  Lori has 3 kiddos that keep her insanely busy but she still finds time to be a fantastic cook, a fabulous photographer and an awesome Christian woman!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars



2 cups all-purpose flour
1 & 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1 & 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 can pumpkin
11.5 oz milk chocolate chips




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom and side of 13×9″ pan with foil, leaving an overhang on all sides.
  2. Whisk together the flour, spices, baking soda and salt.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high until smooth. Beat in the egg & vanilla. Beat in the pumpkin.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low just until combined.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Using a spatula, spread the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely in the pan and Serve room temp or cold from the fridge.


* Be sure to check out all of Great Lakes Bay Moms fall RECIPES.


*Did you know that you can buy fresh local grown pumpkins?  PUMPKIN FARMS directory list both Apple and Pumpkin farms in the Great Lakes Bay Region.