Soft, chewy, and delicious, these pumpkin chocolate chip bars are a delicious fall dessert! Do you like pumpkin recipes? We do! Pumpkin pie is my husband’s absolute favorite, but he’ll take just about any pumpkin dessert in the fall. So, I’ve made a TON of different pumpkin recipes over the years and they’re always a hit. We’ve already shared pumpkin honey butter, pumpkin pie dip, pumpkin chocolate cinnamon chip cookies, pumpkin pecan mini cheesecakes, pumpkin oatmeal pancakes, mini pumpkin pies, and pumpkin oatmeal muffins. So, it was time to add some pumpkin chocolate chip bars to that list! YUM! These pumpkin bars don’t last long at our house at all! They are SO good! And they are really quite easy to make! You just need a few ingredients – it’s definitely one that’s easy enough for the kids to help with! The house smells SO good as they bake too! MMMMmmm! (And if you want, you can try our tasty cinnamon chip pumpkin bars too)! Here’s the easy recipe:
Delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325. Generously grease a 9x13 pan.
- Add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Stir until well-combined.
- In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla to mixture. Mix well. Then beat in pumpkin.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet (mix well), then fold in chocolate chips and spread batter evenly into pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from the pan and the center is set (toothpick inserted in the center is clean).
- Cool completely before cutting.
So, grab a glass of milk or a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy one of these tasty pumpkin bar treats! Then, watch them disappear!
Looking for more tasty bar recipes? Try these favorites from the blog!
Frosted Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
Sara! These look delicious! I’ve been looking for a treat to make with pumpkin and these might just be it. Thanks for sharing.
These were good but I was expecting more like a crunchy cookie bar. It has the texture of cake instead. I added half raisins and half chocolate chips.
These look so yummy! I’m going to have to try making them! I love how easy it is to make bars
I made these because they looked delicious! The batter was certainly not runny nor did the pumpkin look “curdled”. I double checked the ingredients and quantities and followed the directions carefully. I am an experienced baker as well.
They turned out like a cake bar – not super moist and chewy as the picture shows. They taste good – just not like the picture shows.
Not sure! They definitely are cake like (the curdled bit comes before you add the flour), but not sure why they wouldn’t come out looking like the picture. Maybe some oven temp or elevation differences? Not sure! Sorry!
Mine came out exactly like the picture. Cake-like, soft and chocolatey. Sooooo good!
I don’t care for the combination of cinnamon and chocolate but I can SO picture these made with vanilla and/or butterscotch chips!!!! Or Caramel bits!!!
Ooh! I bet those combos would be good too!
Made these last night! Didnt have pumpkin spice so i just used cinnamon! They are delicious!!!
Yay! Thanks so much for letting us know! 🙂
I was a little apprehensive to try this recipe due to a previous comment I read. This was an easy recipe to make and my bars turned out just as pictured. I was not sure if I was going to like the chocolate chips, but I was happy I tried it. I would make this recipe again! Thank you!
Thanks so much for letting us know! I’m glad you liked them and you found them easy (and tasty)! 🙂
I made these and they turned out amazing!!! Just like the pictures! Thanks for sharing!!!
Do you use milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips?
Whichever you like! I use dark/semi-sweet!
These were good. Mine came out super moist, like a cake and a bit sticky. Maybe I should have baked them longer.
Made these today, mt boyfriends exact worda were “Where has this been all.my life!” -so good!! Thanks for sharing :). Came out just like the picture.
HA! Best comment ever, Molly! Thanks for sharing!! Glad he loved them! 🙂
Love this recipe! Wanted to bake something with a touch of fall flavor and this turned out perfect! Mine like looks just like your picture, moist, chewy and tastes great ! My knitting group will love this treat this afternoon!?
Awesome, Anne! Thanks so much for commenting! Hope your knitting group enjoyed them!
OH MY GOODNESS! These are AMAZING! Super moist, the texture is wonderful and the chocolate chips are perfect with the pumpkin. Made these for a church function and had to make another batch for my husband and I because we are obsessed!
there is no where i can print this…..i am not printing out 30 pages of i dont need pictures. just want recopies
There actually is a print button right under the photo in the recipe card! Super easy – prints just the recipe card with one photo!
All purpose or self rising flour?
Going to make these this weekend for a cookout! 🙂
I’ve actually only ever purchased all purpose flour. So that! 🙂
Can I make this a couple days before and freeze it?
If it’s just a couple days, I don’t think you’d even need to freeze. I personally haven’t tried freezing them, but I’ve done it with other baked good and I bet you could.
Hi! I’m interested to try these for work–i’m in Innkeeper at a small bed and breakfast. I just need to know–can I freeze these? We bake during the week, freeze, and take out for our guests to enjoy over the weekend. Thanks!!
Hi Kaitlyn – sorry! Just saw this! I haven’t tried to freeze these (they get eaten too quickly). BUT, I think it would work. Let us know if you try/tried it!
Delicious! Solid bars. Not too sweet. We made them gluten free and used Namaste flour and I could not tell at all! A keeper!
Ooh – that is so good to know about a gluten free version! I’m going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing, Mary!
What size can of pumpkin did you use? The picture does not look like a 29oz can?
It’s not. You only need 1 cup of pumpkin.
how big of a can of pumpkin did you use the small can or big can ?
Can size doesn’t matter! Just 1 cup!
I pulled the bars out of the oven after 30 min and when I put a fork in it to see if it was done, it came out with some cake on it so I put it in an additional 3 min. Still came out with cake on the fork. The edges are brown so I’m thinking it’s done?? Do you think so? I hope so! My house smells amazing!
Hope they turned out ok! 30 minutes should do it as long as the oven temp is right!
Made these for a work potluck and they were a hit. They turned out moist and delicious, and looked just like the picture! So easy to make but everyone thought there were really something difficult. Perfect fall treat!
Omg I made these a couple days ago and they are soooooo good! And super easy!! So happy I found this recipe!! Thank you!!
Thanks so much for your comment! Glad you enjoyed them!
Do you store these at room temp or in the fridge (because of the pumpkin)??
I keep them in the fridge, but I’m just sort of like that with most baked goods – we even keep our bread in the fridge. So, I might not sure that helps! 😉
It does – my inclination was to refrigerate them. Thanks!
So delicious! Moist and sweet and just perfect combo of pumpkin and choc chips . Won’t last long I’m sure 🙂 thanks so much . Delicious ?
These are soo good! I made them today and my husband, who doesn’t like pumpkin except for pumpkin pie, enjoyed them! Thanks for the recipe!
Awesome, Catherine! Glad he liked them!!!
These look amazing! I try to make everything pumpkin during the fall, these are going on my list! Thanks for sharing
Planning on making these tomorrow! I was thinking of using white chocolate chips – any thoughts? Not sure if I should try it! Thanks 🙂
Hi Jessica! Let us know if you tried it! I’m not a big white chocolate fan, so that wouldn’t be my 1st choice! But would love to hear if it turned out!
Yes I did try them with white chocolate and they turned out amazing!!! I took them to a party and got tons of compliments. Will definitely be making these again 🙂
Delicious… this recipe is definitely a keeper! I had a happy accident with the batch I just made – I completely forgot to add in the baking soda and they came out having a brownie-like consistency. I just might omit it on purpose next time 🙂
Anyone try making these as muffins?
Made the bar version a couple of times and got lots of compliments. I added chopped pecans to mine to give it a little texture.
Oh my goodness! We are not pumpkin eaters but we are NOW with this recipe. Thank you for sharing it.
Sooooo delicious! mmmmmmmmm
I made these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bars for a party and came home with an empty plate. They were delicious! I put cream cheese glaze on top but it certainly wasn’t needed. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.
I made these as a thank you for the radiation therapists who have been treating my breast cancer. Had to try one, they looked so yummy, and they are! Even my husband, who is not a big chocolate fan, thought they were terrific.
We’ve made these multiple times and they’re always a favorite!
I loved these! I only had quick cooking oats so after reading comments I made it work. I used 2 cups instead of 2.5 and added about a tablespoon of oil, all good, yummm!! I also think these would be good with some cream cheese frosting but I didn’t get any before the bars were eaten up!
Hi made these last night sept 23 2018 soo good I was very impressed they look just like the picture so amazing thanks for a great recipie
These are my favorite thing ever!! I bake these for every get together and they are always a huge hit! ? They always turn out perfect I’ve made them at least two dozen times now. I do tend to bake them closer to 40 mins in my oven at 325 but maybe my oven is just a bit wonky.
I’ve made this recipe a handful of times and absolutely love it. I just shared it on my blog and left a link to your recipe. Thanks for the amazing recipe!!
If you use a 15 oz can of pumpkin and multiply recipe by .5 it will fill a bar pan (10 X 15). This way you can use a whole can of pumpkin and aren’t left wondering what to do with the rest. Bet this would be good with butterscotch chips too!
This is my second year in a row making these. I do half the amount of chips and supplement the other half with fall colored m&ms. They come out sooooo delicious and I always get raving reviews on them. Thanks for sharing!
These are SOOO good! So soft and chewy! Great flavor! My husband really liked them. I made them for supper last night and brought them to my in-laws. They kept some of them and my husband ate some for breakfast. Now they’re almost gone!
These turned out great. Husband loved them.
I made these tonight and they were wonderful! I followed the recipe with the addition of pecans. Thanks for sharing yor recipe loved it!
Can you sub some of the butter for applesauce to make it healthier?
Absolutely! I do the applesauce sub frequently in baking. Subbing with applesauce can sometimes change the texture in baked goods, so you might start with half butter/half applesauce and see how that goes.
I see it says a cup of sugar. can you use some brown sugar as well.
I haven’t tried brown sugar in this. It may change the flavor just slightly, but I’m sure you could! If you tried it, let us know how it turned out!
It looks amazing. I can’t find pumpkin puree in South Africa. Is normal cooked pumpkin fine to use?
Hi Bianca! It should be – just puree your cooked pumpkin and that should work well!
These were delicious!!! I was running low on butter so I substituted 1/2 cup with coconut oil. So very good, soft and moist. I will definitely make these again. Thank You!!
LOVE this recipe! It was easy and came out perfectly. They were even easy to cut. I will definitely make these again. They were delicious. Thank you for the great recipe.
So glad you enjoyed! Thanks for sharing!!
These are a fall favorite in my home! About to make them for the second time this season! Thanks for a great recipe!