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Creamy Choco-Pumpkin Bars

 
One serving costs about $0.48

$0.48 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

32 antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:12%

Spoonacular Score: 12%

 

You can never have too many hor d'oeuvre recipes, so give Creamy Choco-Pumpkin Bars a try. This recipe serves 32. One serving contains 184 calories, 2g of protein, and 11g of fat. For 48 cents per serving, this recipe covers 5% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have graham cracker crumbs, sugar, bourbon, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodista. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 12%, which is not so excellent. Similar recipes include Creamy Choco-Pumpkin Bars, Creamy Choco-pumpkin Bars, and Choco-Cherry Bars.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 cups
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
graham cracker crumbs
0.25 cups
0.25 cups sugar
sugar
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt
salt
0.5 cups
0.5 cups unsalted butter
unsalted butter
8 oz
8 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
7 oz
7 oz crème fraîche
crème fraîche
0.75 cups
0.75 cups sugar
sugar
15 oz
15 oz canned pumpkin puree
canned pumpkin puree
0.25 cups
0.25 cups flour
flour
1 tsp
1 tsp five spice powder
five spice powder
0
0  salt
salt
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps bourbon
bourbon
2
2  eggs
eggs
12 oz
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
semi sweet chocolate chips
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups
graham cracker crumbs
0.25 cups sugar
0.25 cups
sugar
0.25 tsps salt
0.25 tsps
salt
0.5 cups unsalted butter
0.5 cups
unsalted butter
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz
cream cheese
7 oz crème fraîche
7 oz
crème fraîche
0.75 cups sugar
0.75 cups
sugar
15 oz canned pumpkin puree
15 oz
canned pumpkin puree
0.25 cups flour
0.25 cups
flour
1 tsp five spice powder
1 tsp
five spice powder
0  salt
0
salt
2 Tbsps bourbon
2 Tbsps
bourbon
2  eggs
2
eggs
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
12 oz
semi sweet chocolate chips

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
paper towels
paper towels
spatula
spatula
knife
knife
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
paper towels
paper towels
spatula
spatula
knife
knife
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large 10x15 inch pan with foil. Mix the graham cracker crumbs with the sugar, salt, and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan. Beat the cream cheese, Crme Fraiche and sugar together until smooth. Add the pumpkin, flour, five spice, salt, bourbon and eggs. Blend until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips, reserving a handful for the top. Pour the mixture on top of the graham cracker crust. Smooth out with a spatula. Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top. Smack the pan on the counter a couple times to smooth everything out. Bake for 35-40 minutesuntil the center is almost set, but still jiggles a little. Cool on a rack for one hour, then refrigerate another hour before cutting. To serve: pull the foil up on the sides and lift the whole pan of pumpkin bars out of the baking dish. Peel the foil off the sides carefully, then slice into desired size. Wipe the knife with a paper towel occasionally to keep the sides smooth. Makes 32 regular-sized bars. Refrigerate until ready to serve!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.48
Ingredient
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
¼ cups sugar
½ cups unsalted butter
8 ounces cream cheese
7 ounces crème fraîche
¾ cups sugar
15 ounces canned pumpkin puree
¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon five spice powder
2 tablespoons bourbon
2 eggs
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
Price
$1.86
$0.07
$0.97
$2.35
$3.54
$0.21
$2.43
$0.04
$0.19
$1.03
$0.48
$2.31
$15.48

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you really want to benefit from chocolate's health benefits, use cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips. They are much less processed than chocolate chips and have no added sugar!

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you're following a vegan diet (or avoiding dairy), make sure the brand of chocolate chips you buy is suitable for your diet! Always read the labels carefully. If you cannot find chocolate chips free from milk or other dairy in stores near you, look online.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
184 Calories
2g Protein
11g Total Fat
18g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
184
9%

Fat
11g
18%

  Saturated Fat
6g
40%

Carbohydrates
18g
6%

  Sugar
12g
14%

Cholesterol
29mg
10%

Sodium
86mg
4%

Alcohol
0.31g
2%

Caffeine
9mg
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
2g
4%

Vitamin A
2311IU
46%

Manganese
0.17mg
9%

Copper
0.16mg
8%

Iron
1mg
7%

Magnesium
26mg
7%

Phosphorus
65mg
7%

Fiber
1g
6%

Vitamin B2
0.06mg
4%

Selenium
2µg
4%

Potassium
123mg
4%

Zinc
0.52mg
3%

Vitamin K
3µg
3%

Calcium
31mg
3%

Vitamin E
0.36mg
2%

Folate
8µg
2%

Vitamin B1
0.03mg
2%

Vitamin B3
0.42mg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.2mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.03mg
1%

Vitamin B12
0.08µg
1%

Vitamin D
0.18µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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