These pumpkin chocolate chip bars are a quick and easy recipe filled with walnuts to indulge in fall treat.
Did the suspense kill you? I bet it did.
I’m pretty sure when I signed up for the Philadelphia half marathon subconsciously it was solely because of the extra food that comes along with training. For me, that food comes in the form of dessert. 10 mile run? That’s good for at least 3 cookies. It’s not like I look forward to eating more salad while training. Love my veggies, but not that much.
Open another can of pumpkin.
Are you sick of pumpkin? I hope not because this was one of the big cans. I’ve got a Tupperware full of pumpkin puree still and there’s only so many mornings of pumpkin oats I can handle.
But, I can promise some reprieve after this since I bought an acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash this week. Things might get “squashy” for a bit.
These are somewhere between the consistency of the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and your traditional butter laden cookie bar. A happy, delicious tasting compromise.
They’ve got pumpkin, applesauce and oats in them. They’re practically a health food.
Which means you can have two without thinking twice.
Or one, heated up with vanilla ice cream, more chocolate chips and whip cream.
I may or may not have had first hand experience with that combo. I did run 8 miles after all.
What’s your favorite type of squash?
What motivates you the most while training?