Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars

The gooier a dessert is the happier I am. So I was in a state of pure bliss after sinking my teeth into these incredibly gooey, soft, and chewy bars.

They’re incredibly easy to make, packed with the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor, and lots of semi-sweet chocolate to balance the sweetly spiced glaze.

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The gooey component comes via a half can of sweetened condensed milk that’s sandwiched in the middle of the bars.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars - Incredibly gooey, soft, and chewy bars bursting with PUMPKIN and CHOCOLATE in every bite!! The vanilla spiced glaze complements these EASY bars just perfectly!!

Make the bars by mixing up a box of Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix with an egg and butter. I already have many pumpkin cookie recipes and wanted to get creative with this cookie mix and it proved to be very versatile and super tasty.

Turn about two-thirds of the dough out into the pan. Add a half can of sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and top with the remaining dough. The dough is a little sticky but smooth it with a spatula the best you can. There won’t be complete dough coverage but that’s okay because it ‘grows’ together during baking.

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Top with the easy, whisk-together spiced vanilla glaze and you’ve got yourself a rich and decadent treat that tastes like you slaved over it.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars - Incredibly gooey, soft, and chewy bars bursting with PUMPKIN and CHOCOLATE in every bite!! The vanilla spiced glaze complements these EASY bars just perfectly!!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars

The gooier a dessert is the happier I am. So I was in a state of pure bliss after sinking my teeth into these incredibly gooey, soft, and chewy bars. They’re incredibly easy to make, packed with the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor, and lots of semi-sweet chocolate to balance the sweet glaze. The gooey component comes via a half can of sweetened condensed milk that’s sandwiched in the middle of the bars. Top with the easy, whisk-together spiced vanilla glaze and you’ve got yourself a rich and decadent treat that tastes like you slaved over it.

Ingredients:

  • one package Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • half of one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water, for mixing with packet of glaze

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350F, line an 8×8-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the packet of pumpkin spice cookie mix (reserve glaze packet), butter and egg.
  3. Place 2/3 of the dough out into prepared pan, smoothing lightly with a spatula as necessary; reserve remainder. Evenly drizzle half the can of sweetened condensed milk leaving a bare 1/4-inch margin around the edges. Evenly sprinkle the chocolate chips. Place remaining dough on top of chocolate chip layer (There won’t be complete coverage but that’s okay because it ‘grows’ together during baking.)
  4. For the rest of the directions, click over to Krusteaz
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17 comments on “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars”

  1. This makes great use of a boxed cookie mix and the gooey factor of sweetened condensed milk baked into bars is the best! I see krusteaz at the grocery and Costco but haven’t ever actually tried it. These make me want to buy a box!!

  2. I adore pumpkin season and anytime I can add chocolate to the mix…I do! Scrumptious.

  3. These bars look so good! Loving pumpkin and chocolate desserts!

  4. HOW can you still be coming up with delicious ideas after writing a whole cookbook about pumpkin?!?!!? I’m so impressed!

  5. Averie, you are the bar queen! I have no words for this creation.

    Ok, I saw your instagram account recently. I love watching the short videos. It’s so cool how you “snap” your fingers and steps are automatically done. Is that a camera trick or do you have to hire people to create videos for your recipes? When you make these videos it truly shows your viewer how easy your recipes are. (I’m talking about the generally public, I have always thought your create simple to do recipes)

    Lastly, Averie I had no idea you were a cat person. I absolutely love your new fur ball. She is so frickin cute. I hope shes not tearing up your pillows or being a naughty kitty! Pls post more pics.

    • Thanks, yes, I have been told I’m the bar queen :)

      I have people help with video production and editing. There’s a very steep learning curve with it and for me, with everything else on my plate both on my blog and in my real life, I need some help with that aspect.

      Thanks, love the new kitty. She’s a hot mess, into everything, all the time, nonstop, it’s like having a toddler again but we love her SO much!

  6. There is not much better than this!! Love that mix.

  7. These bars looks so good, tis the season for everything pumpkin!!

  8. hey girl these look amazing! Yummy!

  9. Pumpkin and sweetened condensed milk, sign me up!!

  10. Hello,

    I am dying to try this recipe, but I cannot find this particular cookie mix anywhere, not even on walmart.com. Have you tried making this recipe with a homemade dough?

    • It’s a seasonal product so probably will hit shelves soon. I haven’t tried with a homemade dough. I’m sure refrigerated storebought will work; just won’t have the pumpkin flavor.

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