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Pumpkin Butterscotch Bars on white plate with pumpkins

Pumpkin Butterscotch Bars

These PUMPKIN BUTTERSCOTCH BARS are super moist and fluffy with a cake-like texture that is sure to make your tastebuds explode. The combination of pumpkin and butterscotch is the perfect pair to make this dessert so irresistible that you'll be making it all year round.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 bars
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg large
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 11 oz butterscotch chips 2 cups

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line with parchment paper a 9X13" pan.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth and fluffy. Mix in applesauce and vanilla extract until combined. Lightly beat in the egg and then stir in pumpkin puree until combined. The batter will look lumpy in appearance.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Add to the wet batter and mix just until combined. Fold in butterscotch chips.
  • Pour batter evenly into 9x13" pan and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes and edges start to pull away from the pan (a toothpick inserted in center should come out clean).
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal
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