Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pumpkin Chip Bars - Secret Recipe Club

Hard to believe it's our final Secret Recipe Club of 2014.  This year has just flown by for me.  Seems I say that every year any more!!  Group B of SRC will be taking a break for the month of January!  Perfect for me because we're going on a cruise!  Warm weather vacations are the only thing that helps me get through these cold Nebraska winters!

I was lucky this month to be assigned the blog From Grandma Loy's Kitchen.  It was so hard to decide what to make.  She has an outstanding variety of recipes to choose from.  My recipe choice ended up coming down to a recipe to use that partial can of pumpkin in my fridge, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars!  Have you tried pumpkin with chocolate chips?  It's one of my favorite new flavor combinations! Nice this recipe only calls for 1/4 cup of oil and makes a delicious, moist bar. 

Pumpkin Chip Cookies
Recipe Courtesy of Grandma Loy's Kitchen

4 eggs
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
2 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate or other flavor baking chips
3 T. sugar
1/2 t. ground cinnamon

Place eggs in a large mixing bowl.  Beat well.  Add pumpkin, oil, and sugar.  Mix thoroughly.  Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.  Mix well.  Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix until just moistened.  Stir in chips.  Spread in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.  Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over batter.  Bake at 350 degrees 25 to 30 minutes or till done.  Cool.  Cut into bars.  The recipe says 36 cookies, but I easily got 48.


  1. The pumpkin bars sound very tasty! Have fun on the cruise:@)

  2. This look really good! I had your blog this month and made your No Knead Bread. It was great!

  3. Ilove the combo of pumpkin and chocolate - I bet I would love these!

  4. we love adding chocolate to our pumpkin bread

  5. I enjoy pumpkin bars but have never mixed chocolate and pumpkin...I will have to consider this combination.

  6. A cruise???? Lucky you!! I love pumpkin and chocolate - have a feeling this will be breakfast for us sometime soon. :)

  7. Chocolate and pumpkin - YUM! Great SRC choice!

  8. Totally just pinned this recipe - YUM!! Pumpkin, chocolate chips, and even egg and dairy free... perfect!!

  9. Yummy!!!! Pumpkin and chocolate chips go so well together!


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