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Brown Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Bars

The brown butter makes these pumpkin bars extra special! The perfect dessert for fall potlucks and parties!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Kroger unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Private Selection ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Private Selection ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Private Selection ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon Private Selection ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup Kroger pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 10 oz bag Private Selection Chocolate Chunks (1 3/4 cups)
  • Sea salt flakes for sprinkling over bars, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, turn up the heat to medium high. Continue stirring and look for small golden bits that will start to settle on the bottom of the pan. This should take around 3 to 5 minutes and the butter will have a nutty aroma. Once this happens, take it off the heat and pour into a medium, heat-safe bowl to cool while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the brown butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Mix with a spoon or spatula until smooth. Add in the egg, egg yolk, pumpkin, and vanilla and stir until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, don't over mix. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes, if using. Bake the bars for 28 to 35 minutes or until the bars are set and golden brown around the edges.
  • Let the bars cool completely before cutting into squares.