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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

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What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ a mashed banana (or 1 egg)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Libby’s canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 12-ounce bag of milk chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F and spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray

Beat together banana (or egg), butter and sugar until it reaches a creamy consistency

Beat in the vanilla, baking soda and salt

Beat in pumpkin puree until you have a light and fluffy dough (it will resemble a mousse)

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Add in flour and beat at low speed until you have a soft, smooth dough

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Stir in chocolate chips and then spread batter into greased baking dish until it’s even

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Bake at 350° F for 35 minutes (tip: insert a toothpick in the middle to check; toothpick should come out clean)

Allow the pan to cool completely before cutting (tip: they taste better and cut nicer the next day)

Enjoy! & if you happen to love everything pumpkin (as I do) be sure to check out my Pumpkin Spice Watch — my rating of everything pumpkin spice.

Map of peak viewing times for autumn foliage.

Map of peak viewing times for autumn foliage.

Official trailer for Pumpkin Spice The Movie

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARKLEY!

"9/11? If we didn’t laugh, where the hell would we all be? Think about that. Where the hell would we all be?" —Joan Rivers

"9/11? If we didn’t laugh, where the hell would we all be? Think about that. Where the hell would we all be?" —Joan Rivers

Here are the autumn TV shows I’m looking forward to. What about you? Something I should reconsider or check out?
Madam Secretary new!Sunday 21 Sept, 8|7c (CBS)Trailer | Twitter | Facebook
The Good Wife returning!Sunday 21 Sept, 9|8c (CBS)Twitter | Facebook
Law & Order: SVU returning!Wednesday 24 Sept, 9|8c (NBC)Twitter | Facebook
Scandal returning!Thursday 25 Sept, 9|8c (ABC)Twitter | Facebook
How to Get Away With Murder new!Thursday 25 Sept, 10|9c (ABC)Trailer | Twitter | Facebook
Stalker new!Wednesday 1 Oct, 10|9 (CBS)Trailer | Twitter | Facebook
American Horror Story: Freak Show returning!Wednesday 8 Oct, 10|9c (FX)Trailer | Twitter | Facebook
The Comeback returning!Sunday 9 Nov, 10|9c (HBO)Twitter | Facebook
State of Affairs new!Monday 17 Nov, 10|9c (NBC)Trailer | Twitter | Facebook
Parks and Recreation returning!TBA (NBC)Twitter | Facebook

Here are the autumn TV shows I’m looking forward to. What about you? Something I should reconsider or check out?

Madam Secretary new!
Sunday 21 Sept, 8|7c (CBS)
Trailer | Twitter | Facebook

The Good Wife returning!
Sunday 21 Sept, 9|8c (CBS)
Twitter | Facebook

Law & Order: SVU returning!
Wednesday 24 Sept, 9|8c (NBC)
Twitter | Facebook

Scandal returning!
Thursday 25 Sept, 9|8c (ABC)
Twitter | Facebook

How to Get Away With Murder new!
Thursday 25 Sept, 10|9c (ABC)
Trailer | Twitter | Facebook

Stalker new!
Wednesday 1 Oct, 10|9 (CBS)
Trailer | Twitter | Facebook

American Horror Story: Freak Show returning!
Wednesday 8 Oct, 10|9c (FX)
Trailer | Twitter | Facebook

The Comeback returning!
Sunday 9 Nov, 10|9c (HBO)
Twitter | Facebook

State of Affairs new!
Monday 17 Nov, 10|9c (NBC)
Trailer | Twitter | Facebook

Parks and Recreation returning!
TBA (NBC)
Twitter | Facebook

Still true a year later.

Still true a year later.

When the clock strikes September, everything turns to pumpkin. No, seriously! The food witches have put a spell on everything this year and I’m on a mission to rate it. Guess you could say I’m pumpkin possessed! (Message or tweet me suggestions.)
★★★★ = great | ★★★ = good | ★★ = decent | ★ = poor


Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte ★★★★
siggi’s Pumpkin & Spice skyr ★★★★
New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale ★★
Crown Valley Brewing Imperial Pumpkin Smash ★★★ ½
Samuel Adams Fat Jack ★★★★
Southern Tier Pumking ★ ½
Southern Tier Warlock ★★
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin ½
Krispy Kreme Cheesecake ★★ ½
Krispy Kreme Pumpkin Spice Cake ★ ½
M&M’s Pumpkin Spice ★★ ½
Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese ★★★ ½
Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice Bagels ★★★ ½

When the clock strikes September, everything turns to pumpkin. No, seriously! The food witches have put a spell on everything this year and I’m on a mission to rate it. Guess you could say I’m pumpkin possessed! (Message or tweet me suggestions.)

★★★★ = great | ★★★ = good | ★★ = decent | ★ = poor

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte 

siggi’s Pumpkin & Spice skyr 

New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale 

Crown Valley Brewing Imperial Pumpkin Smash ★ ½

Samuel Adams Fat Jack 

Southern Tier Pumking ★ ½

Southern Tier Warlock 

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin ½

Krispy Kreme Cheesecake ★ ½

Krispy Kreme Pumpkin Spice Cake ★ ½

M&M’s Pumpkin Spice ★ ½

Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese ★ ½

Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice Bagels ★ ½

"I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive. Things are happening." —Joan Rivers

"I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive. Things are happening." —Joan Rivers

PSA: 3-wick Heirloom Pumpkin scented candles are $11.25 (org. $22.50) at Bath & Body Works

PSA: 3-wick Heirloom Pumpkin scented candles are $11.25 (org. $22.50) at Bath & Body Works

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