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Brown Sugar Maple Pumpkin Butter Bars

Brown Sugar Maple Pumpkin Butter Bars

Half-Baked Harvest’s Brown Sugar Maple Pumpkin Butter Bars are a perfect fall treat. 

Ingredients: 

2 sticks salted butter
1 cup light or dark brown sugar
¾ cup pumpkin butter
¼ cup maple syrup
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 ¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup white chocolate chips

For the Espresso Glaze:
2 tablespoons salted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons brewed espresso or strong coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla

Recipe directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-by-13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.

Add the butter to a medium pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown, until it smells toasted, about 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour into a large bowl. Let cool 5 minutes. Add the brown sugar, pumpkin butter, maple, eggs, and vanilla. Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt, mixing until just combined. Fold in the white chocolate. Spread the dough out into the prepared dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until just set in the center. Cook for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the glaze. Add the butter to a small pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown lightly until it smells toasted, about 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, espresso, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Drizzle the glaze over the bars and let set for 5 minutes. Cut into bars.

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