Everything and anything pumpkin flavored tends to come to mind as a favorite fall treat. I personally happen to be a huge pumpkin fan and try to eat anything pumpkin flavored I can. So, when I saw this recipe, I knew that I had to make it.
Preparing these squares was a breeze. They were quite possibly the quickest thing I have ever made. All the ingredients are simple and come together perfectly.
When it came to lining the pan with foil, I was worried. I have seen it done many times on “The Food Network” or on Martha’s show but I was worried that if I didn’t do it correctly the bars would bake with the creases of the foil and look messy. Thankfully, this didn’t happen. The batter was very easy to scrape into the lined pan and spread out amazingly. The bars baked great and rose to perfection.
When I first read this recipe, I was expecting the bars to be like a thick chocolate chip cookie bar with a pumpkin flavor, but they are actually more like a cake texture.
One downfall of this recipe is the lack of pumpkin flavor. I was certain that with the pumpkin pie spice and the pumpkin puree they would have a very strong flavor, but unfortunately this was not true. There was a little spice but the chocolate chips overwhelmed the flavor of the pumpkin.
I am not sure if next time I would use less chocolate chips or more pumpkin pie spice but I would want to find a way to make the bars have more of a pumpkin flavor.
Five people surveyed the overall taste, texture, appearance and quality of the bars:
Overall Taste- 4.5
Willingness to make Recipe-4.5
Overall, these bars were really good. I would keep this recipe and bake them again.
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