BAKE ME: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

Who is ready for fall and pumpkin EVERYTHING? ME!!!

This past weekend (the first official weekend of fall), it was hot and sweaty here in New Jersey, with temperatures peaking in the 90s! Definitely NOT fall weather. Sad face. I want to wear my leather jacket and leggings already!

Since the weather wasn’t cooperating, I decided to make some pumpkin bars to get E and me into the fall spirit. They tasted like cake, and they were moist and DELICIOUS! You could definitely taste the pumpkin throughout.

I think these might be making an appearance at Thanksgiving dinner this year!


All Purpose Flour, 2 cups

Baking Soda, 1 teaspoon

Sea Salt, 3/4 teaspoon

Pumpkin Pie Spice, 1 tablespoon

Margarine, 1 cup (2 sticks)

Vanilla Extract, 2 teaspoons

Pumpkin Puree, 1 cup

White Sugar, 1-1/4 cups

Egg, 1

Chocolate Chips, 1 cup



  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray your 9 x 13 inch Pyrex or baking pan with cooking spray or line with foil or parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar. Then add the egg and the vanilla until combined.
  5. Add the pumpkin puree to the wet ingredient bowl.
  6. Then slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing as you go to make sure everything is throughly combined.
  7. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  8. Spread the batter evenly throughout the pan.
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


  1. Maggie
    September 26, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    OMG I am going to make this ASAP! It looks so good and perfect for fall!

  2. September 26, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Well – I know what I’m making later. Looks delicious!

  3. September 26, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    This looks so good! I will try this but removing the pumpkin but definitely keeping the chocolate chips LOL!

  4. September 26, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Oh my gosh these look delicious!

  5. Ashley DTKAustin
    September 26, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Mouth is watering! I Need to try and make these!!

  6. Ruth Ridley
    September 27, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    My kind of bar!!! SO YUM!!

  7. lydia
    September 27, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I’m so ready for fall desserts! Anything with pumpkin needs to be made immediately! Yum!

    xoxo |

  8. September 27, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I’m so ready for fall desserts! Anything with pumpkin needs to be made immediately! Yum!

    xoxo |

  9. September 27, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    These cake bars look delicious and are easy to make! Thanks for sharing Jess!

  10. September 28, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I’m doing my weekly shop tonight and I’m definitely adding these ingredients. They look gorgeous.

    Hannah |

  11. September 28, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    That looks so so so good. I love pumpkin everything!!!

  12. September 29, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Definitely going to have to try these without the chocolate chips, maybe with macadamia nut chips! Pumpkin is my absolute favorite 🙂