Hi guys! It’s Chuls, remember me? It’s October aren’t you excited? I can imagine all kids are pretty excited for Halloween.
I mean who doesn’t love getting gobs and gobs of candy? Anyways, my mom suggests us kids try to eat healthy until the 31st. I guess it’s not really that bad, because I did make these great chocolate pumpkin bars. Yes, they have chocolate, but they also have whole wheat which makes them healthy. Oh yeah and they taste great. Mom’s happy, I’m happy, my sister’s happy and well my dad he’ll eat anything. Peace out.
Chocolaty Pumpkin Bars
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup pecans, very finely chopped
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs, beaten
One 15-ounce can 100% pure pumpkin
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil or coat a 15 x 10 x 1-inch rimmed baking or jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray
and set aside.
Whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, pecans, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a
large bowl until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin, oil, and milk until well blended. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry
ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes
out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes before slicing into thirty, 2 x 2½-inch bars.
oh yum id love to pop one of these into my mouth right now 🙂
I’m loving these chocolatey pumpkin bars! They would make me a perfect seasonal breakfast or between-class snack. They’re healthy enough, right ;)?
Oh yes, very very healthy, lol !! Thanks for stopping by!!
HAHAHAHAAH, that’s my reasoning too: whole wheat/whole grain = healthy foods + must eat more to get all the special healthiness.
Simply Life says
oh wow! those look incredible!
Long time without visiting you and I’m amazed with the quantity of delights I find here. These bars are a fantastic suggestion and I’ll give it a try for sure!!
Glad to have you stop by, thanks!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
This is something worth baking!! I love pumpkin recipes, but when it has chocolate in it, I’ll love it even more!! Thanks for the recipe, I promise I’ll try it.
Hugs to all 🙂
There is no way I can ignore fall with all these wonderful treats. BTW love the new look of the blog Bonnie.
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I’m all about this–I’ve got a cream cheese based recipe with similar flavors and it is the fall favorite at my house.Cant wait to try your rendition. 🙂
Hmm. That’s a good idea! I’ll try and eat healthy this month as well, at least so I can indulge on Halloween candy!
Heather @girlichef says
Oh, I love fall and all its pumpkiny glory. These sound fantastic. I think they’d hold me over until the 31st 😉
Kitchen Belleicious says
Now we are speaking the same language- pumpkin and chocolate together forever? Can I get an AMEN! I love this idea and your photos of the bars are making me drool! Great recipe and perfect for my son- who loves pumpkin
Belinda @zomppa says
Welcome, fall! These are too inviting!
Chuls, this looks really good! I find myself wanting to make everything that you feature on the blog. I will try this, too. Thanks!
These look like a good balance of healthy and indulgent!
The pumpkin bars look amazingly delicious, Happy october for its the pumpkin season, looking forward to all your pumpkin recipes 🙂
Laura @ SweetSavoryPlanet says
I love this. I might throw in some peanut butter chips just because I am into that combination. Delicious.
Meal Makeover Mom Janice says
Perfect time of year for this recipe – reminds me to make it for my daughter’s lunchbox. Love your photos!