Cooking in a Camper: Pumpkin Pop-Up Bars 4647

Having a good snack while you’re out camping is a must. You need to fuel your body after all that hiking, biking, and exploring. While you could always just reach for a pre-packaged snack, why not put together something tasty and sweet yourself?

The best thing about being on the road with a camper is that you have an oven and other kitchen amenities to make excellent food for the whole family.

Try this Pumpkin Pop-Up Bars recipe the next time you’re at the campground. You’ll have a killer snack for everyone staying in your rig.

Pumpkin Pop-Up Bars

While these Pumpkin Pop-up Bars aren’t the healthiest of snacks out there, they are a sweet treat to give to the whole family. They work great in the morning with coffee or at night around the campfire with a cup of hot cider. The recipe makes 12 bars.


  • 10 minutes of prep
  • 30 minutes to cook


  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  3. With a handheld power mixer combine the softened butter and sugar.
  4. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract with the butter.
  5. Mix in the pumpkin puree.
  6. Combine the butter and flour mixtures and stir well.
  7. Add in the chocolate chips.
  8. Grease a disposable baking pan with butter or oil.
  9. Add the complete mixture to the pan making sure to spread evenly.
  10. Bake 30 minutes.
  11. Cut into squares and serve.

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