Want a grown-up version of a brownie? A really yummy and yet sophisticated twist on a classic? Well here you go. These are my pumpkin chocolate brownies and they are so good. I started making this recipe four years ago and still love it today. I've found that people who don't just love pumpkin and people who don't just love chocolate both love these brownies. It's a great balance of spice and chocolate and they're from scratch...no cake mix in this recipe. The original recipe is derived from Miss Martha Stewart herself. I think even Martha would be proud of these brownies. Make a batch...you'll love them!
8 tablespoons butter
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 can pumpkin
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x9 inch baking dish.
Melt chocolate and butter in heat-proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (see pic below) stirring occasionally until smooth.
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl, set aside. In second bowl, beat sugar, eggs and vanilla with electric mixer until well combined and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Beat in flour mixture until combined.
Divide batter between two bowls. Stir chocolate mixture into one of the bowls and then pumpkin, oil and cinnamon into second bowl. Transfer half of chocolate batter into greased baking dish, smooth. Add half of pumpkin mixture on top of chocolate in baking dish. Repeat with remaining chocolate batter, repeat with remaining pumpkin batter (you should have four layers total).
Using a butter knife, swirl the two batters to create a marbled effect. Bake 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan, cut. Makes about 16 squares.
Here are my chocolate and butter in a glass dish melting above simmering water. You just need a little water in the sauce pan. You don't want the water boiling up and out of the pan while the chocolate melts above it.
After a few minutes, it all melts together nicely.
Smith picked the pumpkin batter bowl to lick when I was all done.
Kensington picked the chocolate.
Together, pumpkin and chocolate are bliss.