Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

It’s Tuesday, and I usually like to post a simple healthy tip on Tuesdays, but it’s also Halloween on Friday, and I don’t know about you, but I am surrounded by candy, chocolate, candy, treats, candy, and more candy.  WHY!  My Twix Pie is a great deterrent and candy alternative, and I highly recommend trying it if you haven’t yet, but I need MORE!  I need something to stop me from eating the entire container of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that I see every time I go to the grocery store.  I swear they strategically place those babies at my eye level! 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

 

I am pretty sure these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are just the ticket to effortlessly say “no thanks” when offered a sugary treat.  They are everything you could want in a cookie; flavorful pumpkin and spices and spotted with dark chocolate chips – heaven!  PLUS they are made without flour, oil, or refined sugar…so no sugar hangover or guilt associated with these treats.  IN YOUR FACE Hershey Bar – too much?  I actually felt weird typing that.

Anyways, these are super simple to make and were inspired by my Dark Chocolate Flourless Fudge Brownies, so you could whip up a batch of those why you are at it – might as well – right!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Serves 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  2. 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in warm water for 1 hour (use just enough water to cover the cashews and drain the water before using)
  3. 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  4. 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  7. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  8. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  9. 1/4 tsp salt
  10. 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  11. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Blend (until a smooth batter forms) all the ingredients except the chocolate chips
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips
  4. Pour into a greased 8x8 baking pan
  5. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
Nutritional Information
  1. Calories: 164 Fat: 7 grams Carbs: 21 grams Protein: 4 grams
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