I made these up to use up a can of pumpkin pie filling and a bag of chocolate chips. Pumpkin pie filling often goes on clearance after Thanksgiving and Christmas. I was going for a gooier texture than typical pumpkin bars – more like brownies. I think they came out well and they were a hit with everyone except Mr. Picky there on the left in the picture.

1 30-oz can pumpkin pie filling

4 lg eggs

3/4 C brown sugar

2C whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 t cinnamon

1/4 t ginger

2 t baking powder

12 oz chocolate chips

Whisk together pumpkin pie filling, eggs, and brown sugar. Stir in flour, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and baking powder. Stir just until wet. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake in a greased 9×13 baking pan. I baked mine at 350F for 35 minutes and they came out a bit doughy. Next time I will try turning up the heat to 375F and/or baking 5 minutes longer. My oven tends to bake slow so you may need neither a higher temp nor more time.