PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE BARS!

Hey folks!

Happy Saturday!  I'm getting ready to head out to Halloveegan and if you're in town, I hope to see you there!  I would like to share another pumpkin treat today that arrived in my inbox via VegNews!  The following gluten-free pumpkin chocolate bars from VN contributor Kim Lutz sound like a treat you don't wanna miss!  Check it out!

PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE BARS

INGREDIENTS


3 cups gluten-free oat flour (make your own by grinding rolled oats in a blender)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup canola oil, plus more for pan

1-1/2 cups sugar

1 tablespoon gluten-free vanilla

2 cups allergen-free chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly oil a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and set aside.


In a large bowl, combine pumpkin with baking powder. Add oil, sugar, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, one half at a time, and stir to combine. Mix in chocolate chips.


Pour batter into pan. With damp hands, press batter to evenly fill pan. Bake 18 minutes, and cool completely before cutting into bars.

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