Outrageous Pumpkin Brownies

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The only recipes coming from my kitchen lately have been brownies and cookies... just a constant stream of cookies.  Every week it's a new batch and I can't seem to stop.  I need to branch out and bake something else.  I think it's because cookies are super easy to bake.  And sometimes I like to be lazy and binge all day on Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  I did bake a huge chocolate Halloween cake last night but it was pretty basic and nothing to blog about.  However, these brownies are.

These brownies are super fudgy, amazing, and completely outrageous.  Am I selling them to you?  I hope so.  You should definitely bake these during this festive Halloween season.  The secret ingredient is pumpkin!!

You can't taste the pumpkin since there's so much dark chocolate and cocoa powder, it just adds moisture.  I used chopped dark chocolate from Trader Joe's.  I used one of those one pound chocolate bars they sell.  Have you ever bought one before?  This was my first time and it was pretty thrilling to buy such a gigantic chocolate bar.  Will definitely be doing that again.

Sugar pumpkins my mom grew

Outrageous Pumpkin Brownies

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
8 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Whisk in sugar and bring mixture to a boil, whisking frequently.  Remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate until melted and smooth.  Stir in pumpkin until combined; set aside to cool slightly.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  In a large bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla until well combined and frothy.  Beat in melted chocolate mixture until well combined.  Whisk in dry ingredients until just combined.  Stir in nuts or chocolate chips, if desired.

Spread batter into a greased 13x9-inch pan.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until set and crisp around the edges.  Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 12 brownies
10 comments on "Outrageous Pumpkin Brownies"
  1. These look delicious. I love a good fudgy brownie which is what these look like! I have never gotten the chocolate bars from TJ's but I will put that on my list for next time!

    1. Hi Becki! You definitely should! I need to stock up on a bunch of them. I wonder if they have white chocolate?

  2. Pumpkin brownies...what a great idea! They look delicious and a great time to bake them!

  3. what a great way to get kids (and semi-adults like me who don't like pumpkin) to eat veggies! :)

    1. That's true! Although, these are far, far from being healthy.

  4. Gah, these look amazing!! I love those huge chocolate bars from TJ's. They are so, so good and yet such a bad idea all at once. ;) Pinned these brownies and will be making them soon!

  5. Wow, these look amazing! Would you consider doing a post with a life update? I've missed keeping up with what you're up to! -Sarah-

    1. Hi Sarah! Thank you! I think my problem is I posted wayyy too much about my life in the past! Then it comes back to bite you in the ass! I'm doing good, though! :)