Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Everyone! We spent our first Canadian Thanksgiving with one of Brandon's bosses and his family tonight. Canadian Thanksgiving is very similar to the US Thanksgiving. They serve all the traditional food (turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, etc). I tried a new recipe and brought it to their house. It was a huge success. Who doesn't love pumpkin and chocolate together?!?
Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 2 hrs 30 min
Yield: 24 bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon pumpkin-pie spice
** If you can't find this in the store (which I couldn't! They dont' have it in Canada) just improvise with a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
** If you only have salted butter then just don't add the salt above!
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
With a stand or electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed until smooth; beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Add pumpkin puree and mix well. The mixture will look somewhat curdled. Reduce speed to low, and mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake bars for 35-40 minutes or 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. (It only took my oven 30 minutes. I like them to come out just a bit gooey)
Cool bars completely in pan. Cut into squares and serve.
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