Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

In Dessert on November 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Erin, 1-Pumpkin Shortage, 0

I won’t pretend I didn’t get a tremendous sense of accomplishment out of making another pumpkin based dessert.I now want to warn you, this was NOT from a recipe, or a friend, or family member, or co-worker. This culinary adventure is brought to you by me wanting to have a pumpkin dessert and a chocolate dessert and not wanting to repeat any prior creations. This lead me to do, well, what I do when I need an idea for a culinary adventure…wander the baking aisle at the grocery store. This is what my wanderings resulted in…

I’ve made quick and easy desserts before, but this one takes the cake, or rather the brownie. My ingredients…


  • One box of Duncan Hines Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 2 cans Libby’s Pumpkin Pie mix
  • 3 cups chocolate chips

I started by adding one can of pumpkin pie to the box of Devil’s Food cake mix, and using my hand mixer to blend them together.

pumpkin and cake mix

I didn’t like how thick this mixture was, so I added another 15 ounce can of the pumpkin pie mix. This was still VERY thick, but there was more of it to fill my 11 in. x 15 in. baking pan. Then, as I was about to pour the blended mixture into the baking pan, I spotted the bag of chocolate chips left over from this weekend (my friend and I made chocolate chip pancakes), and I thought, well the more chocolate the merrier! This led me to add a cup of chocolate chips.

One Cup of Chocolate Chips

I found this amount of chocolate chips to be, well lacking, so I did what any good cook would do…I ADDED MORE!! Specifically I added 2 more cups of chocolate chips, bringing the grand total to 3 cups.

3 Cups of Chocolate Chips

I used a spoon to mix the chocolate chips in by hand (the hand mixer would have destroyed the chips).

Ready for the Baking Pan

I then sprayed the baking pan with cooking spray, so I would be able to remove the brownies later, and used a spoon to distribute the mixture evenly.

Ready for the Oven

I then heated the oven to 350°F, and baked for 30 minutes. I would LOVE to comment on how delicious this turned out, but I am resisting temptation and leaving it up to my class to comment on tomorrow. So to my classmates and all of you out there…

Ready to Serve

Bon Appetit!!

  1. YES! I’d LOVE to try a few of these! Will you come to my home for Thanksgiving?

  2. This class just got 100% better! – Your brownies are delicious!

  3. love love love your brownies!!!

  4. Loved the brownies!! 🙂 Thanks again for bringing them to class!

  5. I’m so glad all of you loved the brownies, I actually have another batch in the oven right now. I added another can (15 ounces) of pumpkin and a tsp of cinnamon to see if I could enhance the pumpkin flavor, so we’ll see!

    Thank you all so much for all the appreciation!

  6. Thanks again for the yummy treats today! 🙂

  7. I’m making these for my office next week as a Thanksgiving treat!

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