Skinny Pumpkin Bars

Skinny Pumpkin Bars

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skinny pumpkin bars
 Skinny Pumpkin Bars are the perfect recipe to satisfy your pumpkin-chocolate-cravings!!  They are moist, delicious, and SO festive to take to any fall gathering :)
Skinny Pumpkin Bars...
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 3⅓ C flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 C sugar
  • ¾ C brown sugar
  • ⅓ C butter, softened
  • ⅓ C applesauce
  • 2 eggs and 4 egg whites
  • 1 (15oz) can mashed pumpkin
  • ⅓ C water
  • ¾ C mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together, add applesauce, mix well.
  6. Add eggs one at a time, beating with each addition.
  7. Then add egg whites, mix in.
  8. Add pumpkin and mix.
  9. Alternate dry ingredients with water.
  10. Fold in chocolate chips.
  11. Pour into cookie sheet.
  12. Bake 27-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  13. Enjoy!

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Skinny Pumpkin Bars… are just going to please you in so many ways!  You’ll be so happy you gave them a try and you’ll have enough to share with your favorite neighbors too :)


Happy Fall to all of you and thanks so much for reading my blog.  I’ve been thinking lately that it would be a lot of fun to try some of  YOUR family favorite recipes…

I’ll make and blog and credit them to you and be sure to tell me a little bit about the history behind the recipe and why it’s a family fave!  If you’d like to share any recipes,  just email me at…  Wouldn’t it be a lot of fun to ‘share a little cooking love’ :)




  1. September 18, 2012

    I love your site! The recipes I’ve seen so far look amazing. I saw on Facebook that you’re attending the SNAP! Conference in April. I am too and I’m so excited! I look forward to following your blog and potentially meeting you at the conference! :)

    • September 19, 2012

      You will LOVE Snap! It’s an awesome conference and I’ll be there too! I’m so excited to meet you… I’ll have to do a little stocking over at your site :) xoxoxo Ruthie

  2. September 24, 2012

    I’m definitely going to have to try these. I love pumpkin bars and can eat an entire pan! Now I won’t feel so guilty about it. ;)

    • September 24, 2012

      I share the same addiction/problem… LOVE all things pumpkin!! Less guilt is always a good thing :)

  3. September 24, 2012

    Pumpkin is my favorite time of year ;) seriously though, I loooove it!

  4. October 1, 2012

    Do you happen to know the nutritional information?

    • October 1, 2012

      Unfortunately, I don’t. I’m sorry.. I just adapted my normal calorie and fat reduction techniques. Leaving out 1 egg yolk removes 55 calories and 186 mg of cholesterol. Cutting the butter in half from the original recipe saves too. I hope that is helpful :)

  5. October 15, 2012

    I need to make these! The recipe seems pretty easy and straight forward. Beautiful photography!

    • October 16, 2012

      Hi Julia, you’ll just love these bars and they are pretty easy to throw together. I don’t dare admit how many I ate :) Thank you for the kind comment! Stop by again soon xoxoxo~ Ruthie

  6. November 9, 2012

    I love the fall season and pumpkin recipes. I’ve never tried pumpkin bars, but I think I will now. Thanks for sharing! I also jotted down your Pumpkin Smoothie recipe!

    • November 9, 2012

      Hi Tonya! You’ll totally love both of these pumpkin recipes!! I’m so glad you stopped by.. stop by again soon! xoxoxo~ Ruthie

  7. November 13, 2012

    What size cookie sheet did you use? How thick are the bars?

    • November 13, 2012

      Hi Jane… I used a 16×12 rimmed baking sheet and the bars are about 1/2 inch thick. Thanks for asking and I will go and specify in the recipe :) These bars are super delicious!! Please stop by again soon. xoxo~ Ruthie