Sunday, December 6, 2009

Part II of the Trifecta of Chocolaty Goodness… Pumpkin Brownies!

I started with a half-remembered recipe from the Hungry Girl website.  I forgot the recipe called for cake mix, not brownie mix. So my version is as follows:

1 box fudge brownie deluxe mix
1 can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie-filling)

Oops, almost forgot the chocolate chips! Two tablespoons, please.

Mix, mix, keep mixing. It seems dry at first but it will come together. Bake according to box directions. In this case it was 28 to 30 minutes at 350, but I like denser brownies so used a smaller pan, 8x8, and baked them for 45 minutes. The edges were a little dry; next time I’ll use a larger pan so they will cook more evenly.

The result: these brownies are amazing! I cannot taste the pumpkin at all; the flavor is full-on chocolate. But the pumpkin is there in the texture: soft, smooth, dense and rich. And they are low in fat since no eggs, oil or butter are added to the brownie mix. Not to mention that due to the pumpkin, these brownies are full of fiber and antioxidants. But you don’t have to tell anyone. They won’t care anyway! The picture says it all.


Cammy said...

I hope you're happy--I spewed beverage all over my desk when I saw that "Yum!" They do indeed look yummy. I may give them a try! Thanks for the nudge!

liz said...

Oh my gosh! you made me laugh, sorry about your desk! photographs of piles of chocolate treats don't look as appetizing as they do in person, i was trying to jazz it up a little :)