Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies. Soft and gooey, swirled with sweet cinnamon sugar, brimming with spiced pumpkin, and sprinkled with melted chocolate chips…completely delicious. There’s really nothing not to love about these autumn spiced pumpkin blondies. The true secret? Brown butter and sweet pumpkin butter. They keep these blondies incredibly flavorful, soft, gooey, and so darn good. The added bonus is that these bars require almost no effort to make. They’re sweet, heavy on the pumpkin butter, extra chocolatey, and every last bite is truly delicious.
Happy Friday everyone!! So excited for today’s recipe, excited for the weekend ahead, and excited to be home in cozy Colorado after a quick trip to LA. I’ll share details of my LA trip in Sunday’s Favorite’s post. But today, let’s focus on these sweet pumpkin blondies so we can do some weekend baking. Or maybe even some late-night baking tonight…my personal favorite.
It’s not a secret that I love a sweet dessert bar. Growing up my mom made her chocolate chip cookie bars at least once a week, sometimes twice. In the fall, she’d especially make sure there was a cookie bar in the house at all times. She’d switch it up of course, but cookie bars were her go-to.
She’d didn’t experiment much with flavor, she stuck to her tried and true favorites. So when I started baking I had fun letting my creativity flow. I learned that I LOVE baking with homemade pumpkin butter.
The quick details – brown the butter
These are not your average blondie…they are so much better.
For starters, there’s browned butter, pumpkin butter, and chocolate chips too. So much sweet autumn flavor happening, and they are SO GOOD together!
And these truly are the easiest to make, they don’t even require a mixer, just a bowl and skillet. I’m thinking that pretty much all of us have those.
Start out by browning salted butter on the stove. Browning the butter really adds a rich nutty flavor to these bars and makes them just a touch cozier…and better. These are perfect as we head into late October and November.
Make the dough
Once the butter is browned, remove it from the stove, add it to a mixing bowl and dump in all the remaining ingredients.
You’ll first add the pumpkin butter, eggs, vanilla, flour, and spices (lots of cinnamon). Then stir in the chocolate chips – I prefer to go heavy here. This makes up the dough.
Spread the dough out into a pan. Now, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the dough, then top with a handful more of chocolate chips. You can skip the cinnamon sugar if you like, but Asher loved this on top of the bars. It makes them crinkly and delish.
As the bars bake away, you’ll have incredible wafts of cinnamon, pumpkin, and butter in the air. It’s the coziest.
The key to these bars?
The key lies in the browned butter and the pumpkin butter together.
Butter keeps the bars rich and flavorful, but the pumpkin butter adds a concentrated sweet pumpkin flavor while also adding moisture. Combined together they make the best blondie bar.
And then, well chocolate chips, of course!!
Enjoy alongside a mug of steaming hot coffee, cider…or maybe even your favorite pumpkin spiced latte?!?
Total and complete perfection. Also…if you bake these up this weekend, your house will smell like fall. Trust me, it’s going to be amazing, better than a fall candle…SO SO GOOD!
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Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
Easy to make, heavy on the pumpkin butter, and extra chocolatey…every bite is truly delicious!
- 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) salted butter
- 1/2 cup pumpkin butter
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
2. Add the butter to a medium pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown, until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir often. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the pumpkin butter and brown sugar. Let cool 5 minutes. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, mixing until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spread the dough out into the prepared dish.
3. Evenly sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the dough (if desired), then add a handful more of chocolate chips. Bake for 25-30 minutes, just until set in the center. Let cool. Cut into bars…snack and enjoy!
To Make Gluten Free: Use an equal amount of your favorite gluten free flour blend in place of the all-purpose flour. I recommend Cup4Cup gluten free flour.
Storing: these bars keep well for 3-4 days at room temperature or in the fridge.