Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies

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Welcome fall. I’ve always been a fan of pumpkin flavored food and drinks in the fall, and knowing fall just started and it’s the season where coffee shops are starting to sell pumpkin flavored drinks, I wanted to create a fall brownie. Pumpkin and chocolate are one of my favorite combinations to use in the fall, because it gets you into the fall spirit. I made pumpkin chocolate brownies for the season. The pumpkin complements the chocolate very well, and gives the brownie a little spice. This recipe is super easy and great for family get-togethers, and you can decorate them for Halloween parties. I look forward to reading your comments! Happy Fall!

Makes 14 bars

Things you will need:

1 box of brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines)

1 egg

1/3 cup of water

1/2 cup of oil

Two mixing bowls

9×9 pan

1/2 cup of canned pumpkin (I used Libby’s)

16 oz of cream cheese icing

1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice

2 tbsp of powdered sugar

Instructions for brownies:

  1. Using your first mixing bowl, mix together brownie mix, water, oil, and egg.
  2. Grease your 9×9 pan and pour brownie mixture into pan.
  3. Place in oven for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Pull out of oven and let cool before spreading icing on.

Instructions for Pumpkin Icing:

  1. Using your other mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese icing, pumpkin, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Mix in powdered sugar to help thicken the icing.
  3. Spread onto brownies.
  4. Enjoy!!

Note: While brownies are cooling, place icing in fridge to thicken.

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Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

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Chocolate and raspberry are one of my favorite combinations, especially when it comes to baking. The raspberry gives the chocolate a great rich complementary flavor. I was very pleased with how this recipe turned out, and I am excited to say I found a new way to make brownies! This recipe is super easy and great for family get-togethers, or any other occasion. I look forward to reading your comments!

Makes approximately 9-16 bars

Things you will need:

1 box of brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines)

8 oz. of cream cheese

½ cup of confectioners sugar

½ cup of raspberry filling

8×8 pan

Instructions for brownies:

  1. Bake brownies as directed on box until toothpick comes out clean
  2. Pull out of oven and let it cool
  3. Spray Wilton’s Spray-N-Seal on and stick in fridge for 5 minutes

Instructions for Raspberry Icing:

  1. Using your kitchen aid, beat the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and raspberry filling until smooth.
  2. Spread over brownies
  3. Enjoy!!!

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Banana Brownies with chocolate chips

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Banana Brownies with chocolate chips are a great recipe to make, especially if you have bananas that are going bad. I wanted to try and make these again after not making them for a while, and I was very pleased with how they turned out. It is a great treat to eat for breakfast or as a snack.

 

Makes approximately 20

Ingredients for the Brownies:

1 ½ cups of sugar

1 cup of sour cream

1/2 cup of softened butter

2 eggs

3 to 4 mashed bananas

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups of flour

1 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup of walnuts or chocolate chips

Instructions for Brownies:

  1. Heat oven to 375F.
  2. Grease a 9×13 glass pan.
  3. Mix together the following ingredients until creamy: sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs.
  4. Add bananas and vanilla extract.
  5. Blend flour, baking soda, salt for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Spread batter evenly into pan.
  8. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Ingredients for the Brown Butter Frosting:

1/2 cup of butter

4 cups of powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 tbsp. milk

Instructions for Frosting:

  1. Boil butter until light brown.
  2. Remove from heat, and whisk together the remaining ingredients: powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.
  3. Spread the frosting over the warm bars.
  4. ENJOY!!!!!

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