Chocolate Bottom Pumpkin barsUser Submitted Recipe
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, beating thoroughly.
2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
3. Divide batter in half. Add the cocoa to one portion of the batter. Spread that portion in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish (I lined pan with parchment paper). Spoon remaining batter on top, swirling gently with butter knife if desired, and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until batter tests done with a toothpick or fork. Cool and cut into 24 squares.