Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bars

I don't often dabble in creating my own recipes. I tweak recipes a lot, but get nervous about doing my own thing. My husband is always encouraging me to give it a go and create something. He definately has more faith in me than I have in myself and I am so thankful to be married to a man who believes that I can do anything!

I was in the mood for pumpkin (big surprise!) and decided to whip up a batch of pumpkin bars. I thought it would be a good time to just let the creative juices flow and see what I could come up with. What could go wrong with pumpkin, cinnamon chips, and white chocolate?

These bars were fantastic! They were a cross between cake and blondie. If left at room temperature, they are more cake-like and once refrigerated turn a little more blondie-like. I enjoyed them both ways and am looking forward to trying them again!


Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bars

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
White chocolate, melted (for top)

Cream butter and sugar together. Add pumpkin, vanilla, and egg; mix well. Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix dry into wet until just combined. Stir in cinnamon chips.

Spread batter into greased 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Once cooled, drizzle with melted white chocolate.


amanda @ fake ginger said...

Pumpkin & cinnamon chips? Perfect combination. They look delicious!

Flourchild said...

I have a bunch of cinnamon chips sitting in my freezer. Now I have the excuse to get them out! These look so good! I love how you did the icing on top!

The McBride Family said...

Great job Cristine!! I am with Nate you can do anything with food b/c you ROCK!

Mo 'Betta said...

putting cinnamon chips on my grocery list right now...this sounds so good!

bri said...

sounds delish! good job on the recipe :) i want to try!!
my friend made me some pumpkin scones w/ cinnamon chips... you should check it out.. ill send it your way!

The Grows said...

These look amazing, just like you. I am with Nate and Monica, keep tryign things out. You are a great cook and we need to see more Cristine originals.

megan said...

Yay for trying something new! I agree, though - I will always tweak a recipe but am never sure about coming up with something on my own. I think I'm too afraid it will be inedible!

Jennifurla said...

These look so fantastic, yum

Ingrid said...

Sounds & looks like a winner Cristine! :)

Happy Friday!

Lisa said...

I wish I could find those cinnamon chips at my grocery store. These sound so good.

Paula said...

I love cinnamon chips but don't have many recipes using them. Adding this one to my collection.

Katrina said...

Hey, yum. They look and sound de-lish. Great job.

Julie said...

Great job coming up with that recipe! Where did you get your cinnamon chips? I've looked a few times and can't find them.

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