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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin BarsThese deliciously moist, chocolate chip-studded bars are delicately flavored with pumpkin pie spice.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend - divided use
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
3/4 cup light margarine
1 (8-ounce) container fat-free cream cheese
3 large eggs
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C). Line a 13X9 pan with foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, half of the Splenda® Sugar Blend, oats and walnuts. Cut in the margarine with a fork until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Press all but one cup of the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
  5. Beat cream cheese, eggs, the remaining half of the Splenda® Sugar Blend, the pumpkin and the pumpkin pie spice until it is well blended.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the pre-baked crust and sprinkle with the 1 cup of remaining crust and the chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until set. Lift from pan to cool. Cut into 24 bars.

Makes 24 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bar): Calories 150 | Calories from Fat 45 | Fat 5.0g (sat 2.0g) | Cholesterol 25mg | Sodium 150mg | Carbohydrates 21g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 12g | Protein 4g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.