On the hunt for a delicious fall snack idea? Look no further! Pumpkin brownies are the ultimate fall dessert that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Our pumpkin brownie recipe is not only downright delicious, but unbelievably simple to prepare. All you need are six easy-to-find ingredients, one being a box of brownie mix!
If you’re a lover of all things chocolate and pumpkin pie, you’ll be ecstatic to know you don’t have to choose between the two at your next fall gathering. Chocolate and pumpkin blend splendidly in pumpkin brownies for a unique treat!
In this recipe, a ribbon of decadent silky smooth pumpkin filling runs through two layers of a rich, chewy, fudgy brownie. We’re positively certain you and your guests will be passing up other desserts for a second helping of this match made in heaven. These pumpkin brownies will be giving other traditional fall desserts a run for their money.
- 1 box brownie mix (any chocolate variety)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 7.5 ounces 100% pure pumpkin (half of the can)
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 8×8 inch baking dish
- cooking spray
- 2 medium bowls
- silicone spatula or wooden spoon
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, prepare the brownie mix according to the directions on the back of the box. Pour in the chocolate chips. Stir until well combined. Set the bowl aside.
In a separate medium bowl, add the cream cheese. Using a whisk, whip until smooth. Add the pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice – continue to beat the mixture until it is well blended, completely smooth, and free of lumps.
Using a silicone spatula or wooden spoon, spread half of your brownie mix in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Next, spread the pumpkin mixture on top of the bottom brownie layer. Cover the pumpkin filling with the rest of the brownie batter. You should have a total of 3 layers.
Bake for 60-75 minutes or until knife or fork inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool in the baking dish for several minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Not sure if you have pumpkin pie spice handy in the kitchen pantry? Don’t worry; you can prepare pumpkin pie spice from scratch with simple ingredients.
Using Different Types Of Brownies
Our recipe features a simple and convenient box of brownie mix that can be adjusted to suit your tastes. We used a rich, decadent Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix to prepare this pumpkin brownie recipe.
Feel free to use any variety of brownie mix, or your favorite brownies made from scratch, such as chocolate fudgy brownies, blondies, or black bean brownies. If making from scratch simply, prepare the brownie batter as you would in the recipe above, layer the pumpkin filling, then bake.