Chocolate chip butternut squash bars

  • Yield: 12 servings


2/3cup Butter
1cup Brown sugar
1teaspoon Vanilla
1teaspoon Baking powder
1/2teaspoon Salt
2teaspoons Cinnamon
1teaspoon Ginger
1/4teaspoon Cloves
1large Egg
1cup Butternut squash, mashed
1 1/2cups White whole wheat flour
1cup Mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour bottom of 9×9 inch pan

Melt butter on stove-top in medium saucepan on med. heat.  Add brown sugar and stir until hot and bubbly.  Pour into a large bowl and set aside to cool until chocolate chips won't melt when added.

When cooled, mix in vanilla, baking powder, salt and spices. 

Stir in egg until thoroughly incorporated.

Stir in butternut squash, scraping bowl frequently.

Stir in flour and chips.

Scrape into prepared pan.

Bake about 35-40 minutes.

Let cool on a rack in pan, then slice, remove bars and wrap individually in saran wrap to freeze for school lunches.