11.07.2009

Seriously Dangerous Pumpkin Squares

If you are restricting your intake of incredibly delicious and extremely moist pumpkin squares then I suggest you leave right now because things are only going to get worse for you! I wouldn't want to be the cause of anyone giving in to temptation. Seriously...move along! :D

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I have been dying to make pumpkin bars so I did a little surfing and found a Martha recipe that looked to be just what I had in mind.

I made a few changes to the original recipe (you know me!).

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Chip Squares
adapted from marthastewartdotcom

1 cup whole wheat flour (spooned and leveled)
1 cup all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup vanilla chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom and sides of a 9x13 baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. Spray lightly with cooking oil.

Combine dry ingredients and set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until smooth, add egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in the pumpkin puree (mixture may look curdled but it's fine). Turn mixer to low speed and add the dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in chips.

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Spread batter evenly in prepared baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan and toothpick inserted into center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Cool completely in pan.

Lift cake from pan. Peel off foil and cut into squares using a serrated knife.

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My changes were to add whole wheat flour, reduce salt, use salted butter, use whole can of pumkin, and change the type and amount of chips used.

These bars are AMAZING with a capital A! Make a double batch and pass them out to all of your friends. If you don't have any friends...you will now!

Happy Sunday!

58 comments:

Just Breathe said...

They sound delicious. I am going to try these. My adult kids really liked some pumpkins cookies I made a few weeks ago so I think they will like these. Thank you.

WhisperingWriter said...

Yum!

I need to find a friend who will make these for me now.

I'd ruin them, I just know it. Things blow up when I cook. Or burn.

mysteryhistorymom said...

I am printing as I type this! Oh my... Guess I will go to the store in the morning!:) Lori

The Rambler said...

Are you the devil? Because THESE are toooooooo good/evil for someone on a diet...

*sigh*

If I must sacrifice for the greater good of having this most awesome looking Pumpkin Square...I will :))))

Thanks a bunch for sharing!!!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Your recipes are getting too good! I vote from now on you have to start mailing samples to select overseas readers. :p

Jenn said...

Dangerous is the keyword in this. You can't get me away from those squares once I starts munching on them.

Sophie said...

Wow!!! these look absolutely divine!!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...all the way!!

Katy ~ said...

You are an wicked temptress. Wicked, I say!! LOL. These look VERY VERY GOOD!!

Joyce said...

Oh my but they look amazing and I like the fact that you were able to use WW flour. Thanks for the recipe.
Joyce

HoneyB said...

Yum! I am staying home and cooking/baking today and pumpkin is in the ingredient list! These bars look awesome and I am certain (with the white chocolate) that Grumpy would love them!

Palidor said...

Wow, they look so delicious and moist! You make awesome food and take awesome pictures, Kim!

ck said...

pumpkin + chocolate chips + vanilla chips = my inspiration to go grocery shopping today. They look SO good!

Becky said...

Holy cow! I've got to try these. Thanks.

Heidi said...

How yummy! I wish I had a can of pumpkin (maybe I can con my husband into heading to town!)

Cathy said...

These look so gooey delicious, Kim. Wish somebody would make some for me. Guess I'll have to do it myself.

Angie's Recipes said...

Love its gooey structure and enjoy the excitement that the danger might have caused....;-)

Tara said...

Ooohm gosh, I am salivating!

girlichef said...

Holy Cow, YUM! Look at them...drool!!! And I just happen to have everything to make some. Jackpot! :D

TKW said...

These look divine! My kids would love them! And they don't sound too hard, which is good for me...I am baking-challenged.

Claudia said...

You're right. I shouldn't have looked. Now I have to cook. Delicious!

doggybloggy said...

man you are tearing it up over there in Ungourmetlandia - another winner!

Cathy said...

OH wow.......those are calling to me. I may have to make a batch and get my ass on the rowing machine to compensate for them.

Joanne said...

I think you have just won my heart with these. Pumpkin anything appeals to me but the dark chocolate really puts these on a whole other level. I will definitely be making these!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Those sure do look dangerous!

teresa said...

i'm going to make these today, i can't wait!

Ginger said...

I was on my way to make a pumpkin roll but you most definitely just changed my mind!! I gave my husband the choice of pumpkin roll or your squares and he asked if he could have your squares with whipped cream and ice cream! Of course I said "YES!"

piecemeal people said...

Well, I just found MY contribution to this year's Thanksgiving dinner!

Cucinista said...

Capital A Amazing is right! A star and A plus as well.

Amber Page Writes said...

I'm drooling right now. Can't wait to make these!

Bring on the holiday goodies!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh yeah love pumpkin goodies so moist and yummy looking

Noelle said...

my oh my oh my oh my. must. make. these. soon.

cookinginjapan said...

These do look dangerous. I love danger. I will try these with kabocha squash.

Faith said...

Oh WOW! I've actually been searching for a recipe like this! (With chocolate chips and all!) Kim, you read my mind and I'll be making these tomorrow morning! :)

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Pumpkin and dark chocolate together - you gotta be kidding me! I just gained 5 lbs right this minute. Those look GREATTTTT. Way to go girl ~ ♥

Sharon said...

These look delicious, and my husband will be a very happy man, anything pumpkin and chocolate and vanilla chips... Yummy!!

noble pig said...

I couldn't be alone with these. I'd have to eat every last one!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These look utterly divine! Sinful, even. I love that you put whole wheat flour in them!

Sweet and Savory said...

They look amazing too. I want to take a bite right through the computer screen.

I guess I just better make them so I can really take a bite.

Krista said...

Wow. I should've heeded your warning and left...I want these!

Mimi said...

Holy crud do those look amazing!

lisaiscooking said...

Anything and everything pumpkin sounds great right now. These look fantastic.

Fresh Local and Best said...

These do look seriously dangerous! I'll make have to make these for one time for someone's birthday, so that I can have a bite, and give the rest away! Sinful!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh really delicious Kim. Hope you had a lovely weekend.
xoxo

Cheryl said...

These look like heaven! Will have to try them.

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

This sounds amazing. I gotta try it!

5 Star Foodie said...

These sound incredible! I love both chocolate and vanilla chips here, how perfectly delicious!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, so moist!

Jamie said...

Oh wow! My mouth is watering!!

The Blonde Duck said...

going to the store NOWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Mini Baker said...

YUMM! Chocolate and vanilla chips?! Are vanilla chips the same as yogurt chips or white chocolate chips?
-Mini Baker

scrappysue said...

good gravy - i think i'm going to have to try those!!!

Crystalin Dunn said...

Ok, these look like pumpkin BROWNIES!! If I'd known that these ingredients made something other than pumpkin cookies, I wouldn't have a 5 lb bag of dough in my fridge! Amazing photos, too. Thanks for the great post!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh I bet Id make BEST friends with these delicious squares.

Julia said...

These don't look good at all. In fact they look awful. I don't know what you were thinking??? Pumpkin and chocolate cant possibly go together.......

And pigs are flying over my house, my cat is nursing birds, and the horses are potty trained.

Did you see my "argument" with Mike about Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies?? This combination could be most deadly in any form.

Lisa said...

Those look amazing! I would love to have just one...

Suzi said...

I love pumpkin! This is one to print and make ASAP.

Monica said...

All I can say is, "oh my goodness"!

Danielle said...

ooooh gooodness. do those look, well...like they're all kinds of goodness :)

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