Brownies and Bars

Pumpkin Brookies

Pumpkin Brookies are another great compliment to fall. A pumpkin bar bottom with a fudge-y brownie on top equals delicious. Oh and don’t let me forget to mention the chocolate glaze! My Cowboy and I both agreed that the chocolate glaze really made the bars, so don’t go skimping the bars by leaving them without it :). 

I sure love pumpkin everything when it comes to dessert, but I have really grown to love chocolate and pumpkin together the last few years. So it was no surprise to me that these two main layers that make up Pumpkin Brookies were the perfect combination. 

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Like I already said, don’t go thinking they don’t need glaze :D. It really completed them. And for once in my life, I didn’t drench them with topping, I actually did a fairly thin covering-fairly being the key word. Seriously though, this was holding back for me. These Pumpkin Brookies proved to me they didn’t need much glaze, but they did need a little dab.


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Happy Tuesday!



Recipe adapted from Crazy for Crust.

Pumpkin Brookies
A perfect compliment to fall. Pumpkin Brookies have a pumpkin bar bottom and a fudge-y brownie top. Don't forget the chocolate glaze!
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9581 calories
1390 g
1304 g
432 g
99 g
224 g
2423 g
3705 g
703 g
8 g
176 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 9581
Calories from Fat 3802
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 432g
Saturated Fat 224g
Trans Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 55g
Monounsaturated Fat 121g
Cholesterol 1304mg
Sodium 3705mg
Total Carbohydrates 1390g
Dietary Fiber 26g
Sugars 703g
Protein 99g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Pumpkin Layer
  1. 1/2 cup butter, melted
  2. 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  3. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 1/4 cup sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 3/4 cups flour
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  11. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
*For the Brownie Layer
  1. 1 box brownie mix
  2. 1/2 cup butter, melted
  3. 1/3 cup buttermilk or milk (regular milk will work, but I prefer buttermilk)
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1 cup chocolate chips
For the Chocolate Glaze
  1. 3 cups powdered sugar
  2. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  3. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  4. 1/2 cup cream (again milk totally works, but you won't need as much, but a glaze made with cream is much more flavorful. It may take more or less liquid, depending on how thick you like your glaze. I always eyeball this.)
  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 pan.
For the Pumpkin Layer
  1. Place melted butter, pumpkin puree, and sugars in a large bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until combined. Add vanilla and mix well. Add egg and mix well. In a separate medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Gradually add to pumpkin mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Press into your greased 9x13 pan.
For the Brownie Layer
  1. In a large bowl, place brownie mix, melted butter, buttermilk or milk, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour on top of the pumpkin base. Bake 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
For the Chocolate Glaze
  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, melted butter, and cream. Whisk until very well combined and smooth. Pour over top of Pumpkin Brookies and enjoy! These would even be great served with ice cream!
  1. *Of course any homemade brownie recipe works too, but this is a super simple way to vamp up a brownie mix!
  2. In the future, I may try the brownie layer on the bottom and pre-bake it a while before adding the pumpkin layer on top, because the brownie layer took longer to cook through than the pumpkin layer did.
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