Ball (Jars) Home Crafting a few years ago for Pumpkin Pie Bars in a Jar. I, of course, add Chocolate Chips to the mix. This is great to take as a Thanksgiving gift.
I love Mixes in a Jar, and I've posted Chocolate Cookies in a Jar, Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar,
Chocolate Brownies in a Jar, Kentucky Chocolate Nut Pie in a Jar, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar, and several others.
These Pumpkin Pie Bars in a Jar with Chocolate Chips are very tasty, although FYI: the recipient really has to add a lot of other ingredients. Be sure and add the instruction card to the jar. I usually
cover the top of the jar with burlap or fabric and attach the card with
raffia tied in a bow around the neck!
PUMPKIN PIE CHOCOLATE CHIP BARS IN A JAR
1 Ball Wide Mouth Quart Jar
1 Ball Wide Mouth Lid and Band
Mix for Jar
1 1/3 cups all-purpose ﬂour
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
1/2 cup DARK chocolate chips
Read all instructions for Pumpkin Pie Bars before starting. Assemble all supplies and ingredients.
Preparing Layered Mix:
Layer ﬁrst four ingredients into Jar, ﬁrmly packing with Jar tamper
in between each layer. Layer walnuts (pecans) and chocolate chips into Jar, screw lid and band onto Jar.
Makes base for one recipe of Pumpkin Pie Bars.
On the Recipe Card (attach to Jar) write:
To Prepare, Add:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold sweet butter
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can of pumpkin
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil; grease
Remove walnuts, chocolate chips, pecans and oats from Jar
and place in small bowl.
Remove granulated sugar into small bowl.
brown sugar and ﬂour in medium bowl.
Measure 1/4 cup granulated sugar and add to flour mixture. Stir to evenly blend.
Cut in butter with pastry blender until
mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Fold in oats, walnuts (pecans) and
Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture; press remaining
mixture onto bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
Beat cream cheese,
remaining 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, eggs, pumpkin and pumpkin pie
spice in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well
blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Lift from pan by grabbing edges of foil. Cool completely.
Yield: about 24 bars.