Monday, October 5, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting

You MUST try these! A perfect fall dessert.

1 3/4 cups pumpkin
1 cup canola oil
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 Tbs butter, softened
2 tsp milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cups mini chocolate chips

1. Prepare batter: Preheat oven to 350. Spray 10x15 baking pan with nonstick spray.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, and sugars until combined.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves. Toss in mini chocolate chips and stir to combine. Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until moistened.

4. Pour batter into prepared pan coated with nonstick spray. Bake until the center springs back when lightly pressed in the center- about 25-30 minutes. Remove and place on wire rack to cool completely.

5. Prepare frosting: In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla. Slowly add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mix until smooth.
Frost bars and sprinkle with additional mini chocolate chips.

Yield: About 42 bars

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