Marbled Pumpkin Spice Brownies

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Last Sunday, I gave Forrest a couple different options for dessert, and he chose brownies. Since I had two half-used cans of pumpkin in the fridge, and a bag of Pumpkin Spice M&MS, I thought I’d make pumpkin brownies — ’tis the season, right?

Most of the recipes I found had cream cheese in them, and we didn’t have any of that. So I was excited when I stumbled on to this tasty sounding pumpkin brownie recipe. I adapted it a little bit, cutting down the sugar and butter a tad bit, and using Pumpkin Spice M&M (exclusively found at Target stores) instead of chocolate chips.

The result?

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Light and fluffy brownies. To be honest, they aren’t gooey and uber-chocolately, like traditional brownies, but they still had the delicate chocolate flavor that I love. The M&Ms added even more chocolate, and the pumpkin really played well with all of it. They were super addicting too…which may or may not have been a good thing. If you can’t find the M&Ms, you can use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead…but I think it’s worth the search!

 

Marbled Pumpkin Spice Brownies
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Spice M&MS (or semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. In another bowl, mix together melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Slowly add flour mixture and stir batter until it's moistened throughout.
  4. Divide batter into two separate bowls. In one bowl, mix in cocoa powder and pumpkin spice M&MS. In the other bowl stir in pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. In a greased 8x8 pan, spread the chocolate batter, and then put the pumpkin batter on top of that. Using a knife, drag it throughout the dough, marbeling and mixing the two batters together. Smooth top with a rubber spatula.
  6. Place in pre-heated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean. Let cool in pan and cut into squares.

Notes

inspired by http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-brownies/

6.8
http://www.clarkscondensed.com/recipe/marbled-pumpkin-spice-brownies/

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup pumpkin spice M&MS

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