It’s hard to believe that it’s already the last day of October; talk about time flying! I decided that since I kicked off October by sharing my favorite pumpkin recipes with you, I should close it out with yet another fantastic way to use up that can of pumpkin hanging out in your pantry!
I absolutely adore brownies, and believe that their lesser-known cousins, blondies, can be terribly underrated. Sure, they don’t include chocolate, but if you prepare them in just the right way, they have that same dense, fudge-like texture and thin, crackly crust that brownies have. Throw in the incredible array of flavors that you can add to blondies, and you have a blank canvas of possibilities that would make Bob Ross jealous.
In addition to pumpkin, these bars are chock full of butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Every bite is an explosion of flavors, textures, and gooey pumpkin deliciousness. If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert to get you through passing out candy or a scary movie marathon tonight, these definitely have your name written all over them.
Goodbye October, thank you for the beautiful leaves. I’ll see you next year!
More Pumpkin Bar Desserts:
- Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Pie Bars
- Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Crumb Bars
- Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
- 2½ cups (312.5 g) all-purpose flour
- 2½ teaspoons (2.5 teaspoons) ground cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon (0.75 teaspoon) ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) ground allspice
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) salt
- 1 cup (227 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1 cup (220 g) dark brown sugar
- ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 15 ounces (425.24 g) canned pure pumpkin puree (about 2 cups)
- 1 cup (170 g) butterscotch chips
- 1 cup (180 g) white chocolate chips
- 1 cup (99 g) pecans, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper, with enough to hang over the sides; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and both sugars until completely smooth and no lumps remain. Add the egg and vanilla and whisk to incorporate, making sure the egg has been completely mixed in. Add the pumpkin and again whisk to fully incorporate. Add the flour mixture to the batter and, using a rubber spatula, fold the mixtur until combined and no pockets of flour remain. Fold in the butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips and pecans. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.
- Bake until a thin knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Set the pan on a wire rack to cool completely, then use the parchment handles to lift the bars out of the pan and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.