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 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.