Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, mix almond butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract.
In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Add this to the almond butter bowl. Mix well.
Save 1/2 cup of dough for the topping. Press the remaining dough into the prepared 8×8 pan. Spread evenly – this is a messy step – just do your best!
Top with chocolate chips.
Drop remaining dough over the top.
Bake for 20 – 22 minutes, or until center looks cooked and/or toothpick inserted into the middle of the bars comes out clean.