Pumpkin Walnut Bars

    1 hour

    This is a very easy to make recipe for pumpkin bars with chocolate chips and walnuts. You can also ice them.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 1/2 cups (315g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 250g butter, melted
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 400g pumpkin puree
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
    • 2 cups chopped walnuts

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm pan. Stir together the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in the pumpkin then beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
    3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cut into bars and serve warm or cooled.

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    YUM!!! I made these to take to a family whose daughter is recovering from surgery. I'm not one who is afraid to try a new recipe on someone else! These were just what I was looking for...sweet, but not too sweet, dense, hearty. I made no changes other than using raw sugar (hate that white stuff!!). I lined the pan w/foil and they lifted right out...made it easy to cut for transporting. This one is definately a keeper. May try half white/half whole wheat flour next time. Thank you!  -  18 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It took just a little longer than the recipe states to make them, but I think it will get easier as I keep making them. And I LOVE to surprise people by having chocolate in a pumpkin bar recipe. Tastes much better than it sounds! In the future, I will put some kind of icing on them. People are disappointed when you don't have the cream chese icing on pumpkin bars. Overall, though, it is a good recipe and something worth making again!  -  24 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Really easy to make. These were really good, my husband and kids really liked them. Instead of chocolate chips, I used Craisins. I'd make them again, a good alternative for snack time. Thanks for the recipe.  -  23 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)