Pumpkin Harvest Bars

These are excellent for a Halloween party. The batter is super easy to make and you simply bake and cut into bars.


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup natural apple sauce
1/2 cup pumpkin
1 egg
1 egg white
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13″ x 9″ baking pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, orange peel, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. In a large bowl, combine sugar, apple sauce, pumpkin, whole egg, egg white, and oil. Add flour mixture to apple sauce mixture, stir until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes and then cut into bars.

Yield: 16 bars.

Recipe adapted from Best Loved Holiday Recipes