Pumpkin Blondies

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Pumpkin Blondies
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I started my search for this recipe after Pia was assigned “snack” this Thursday for school. I wanted to use Pumpkin, because it is really feeling like fall here all of the sudden, and I also wanted to be a “cool” mom and bring a snack that was better than goldfish crackers… I suddenly remembered that there were a lot of recipe’s for pumpkin blondie’s swirling around last fall. (It is actually shocking that I didn’t make them then, as I was in my 3rd trimester of my “coco pregnancy”, and anyone that knows me, knows I ate everything in site. )

I started my search on-line, and found that most who had made these treats liked the flavor from the recipe they used, but not the texture. I heard a lot of “too cakey” complaints. So, like the banana bread I posted earlier this week, I just tried to adjust one of my original recipes instead of using someone else’s. However, I did get the idea to use butterscotch chips (a secret weakness!) instead of the standard white chocolate form Annie and Maggie at a bitchen’ kitchen http://abitchinkitchen.blogspot.com/ (thanks ladies!)

Pumpkin Blondies, (makes 36 small bars)
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
I cup butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
11oz butterscotch
1 cup toasted walnut pieces and halves

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare a half sheet pan with parchment or baking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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In the bowl of a standing mixer, add the butter and the brown sugar and cream until well combined and fluffy.

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Add the eggs and mix to combine well.

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Add the pumpkin puree and mix well. (It will look curdled, but it is fine!!)

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Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

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Add the walnuts and the butterscotch chips and mix until just combined.

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Add the batter to the prepared pan.

Bake the batter until the bars are just golden, about 20-25 minutes. Do Not Over bake!!

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Cut into bars and serve!

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6 Comments

  1. Maggie says:

    Thanks for linking to us! I’m glad you liked the butterscotch!

  2. Ewa says:

    That looks delicious! I was just looking for a great recipe for Sunday and I think I found it :)

  3. Heather Christo says:

    Thanks Ewa! Let me know if you get a chance to make them :)

  4. Susan says:

    I’m so excited to try this recipe but I won’t have the sweet little helper(cute little foot in 1st pic).

  5. Sara says:

    I would love to make these… but I can’t find the actual recipe – just the step-by-step that doesn’t include amounts. Is there a link to the recipe somewhere that I’m not seeing? Thanks!

    • sorry Sara! There was a glitch- but all fixed now!