White Chocolate Pumpkin Bars

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Bars- Full of pumpkin, the perfect amount of spice, and loaded with white chocolate. A perfectly delicious fall treat!

White Chocolate Pumpkin Bars
I hope you all had fun last week with my Halloween recipes. My boys are lovin’ it! I have a few more to share, but thought I’d take a break for a few days in case you were sick of it. 😉
Fall always makes me want to bake with pumpkin, and this year is no exception. I heard there was a canned pumpkin shortage for awhile, so I was really glad I had several cans in my food storage. I’d heard of pumpkin blondies and thought they sounded wonderful. All the recipes I found called for pumpkin pie spice, and I didn’t have any. So I modified a few and came up with my own recipe.

They turned out so dang yummy! They were not as chewy as regular blondies, because adding pumpkin does that. But they were moist and spicy, and the white chocolate was a perfect compliment. Plus they were so pretty with the cinnamon sugar on top and the white chocolate glaze. I will be making these often I am sure. 🙂

White Chocolate Pumpkin Blondies

 White Chocolate Pumpkin Bars

1 cup butter, very soft
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup pumpkin
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
dash of nutmeg
2 cups white chips, divided
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Cinnamon sugar mixture for topping
Cream butter and sugar till creamy. Add egg, vanilla, and pumpkin. Mix well. Combine dry ingredients and stir in. Add 1 1/2 cups of the chips and the nuts. Spread into a greased 9×13″ pan. Bake at 325° for about 35-40 minutes or till toothpick comes clean. Melt remaining 1/2 cup white chips and drizzle over the bars. (I added about 1/2 tsp oil to mine so the drizzle would set up a little softer.)

-You could also use butterscotch chips or cinnamon chips in the bars and I think it would be yummy!

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