Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies

For the love of ooey-gooey, fluffy soft pumpkin and chocolate deliciousness (truly a marriage made in heaven), you must make these brownies. They are ridiculous. They cross the line. They’re unreasonable. And must be stopped… with a tall glass of milk.

Sliding a hot pan of these sinfully good treats out of the oven was definitely the highlight of my day recently. With a couple simple ingredients, it can be yours, too!

People ask me all the time how my husband and I aren’t rolling around all round and blueberry-shaped like Violet Beauregard (or at least that’s the way I interpret it!).

Well, it’s about time I let you in on my not-so-secret secret… I give a lot of it away. We have healthy dinners, too. During which I dream about dessert, but still. Healthy dinner, then a treat. Not the whole pan. As much as I want it.

Whether you sneak a few for yourself and give away the rest, or hog the whole pan, you are going to LOVE these festive fall brownies. The creamy pumpkin swirl takes a typical chocolate brownie from delicious to melt in your mouth good. With a glass of milk, oh lordy. Heaven in two bites!

For parties or just to have a treat in the house that calls for something different, these pumpkin chocolate brownies are deee-vine. Try them soon and you’ll agree!

 

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Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Yield: Makes 16 brownies

Ingredients:

For pumpkin swirl filling:

3 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

1 large egg

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For brownies:

1 (18 oz.) box brownie mix (I used Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies)

Oil, water and eggs as called for on box

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, beat all filling ingredients with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix brownie batter, oil, water and eggs as called for on box. Pour 3/4 of the batter into prepared pan. Pour pumpkin swirl filling evenly over batter. Pour remaining brownie batter evenly over filling. Swirl through batter several times with a knife for a marbled effect.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Cool completely before cutting into 16 squares. Store covered in refrigerator up to 4 days.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Betty Crocker

      

72 Responses to “Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 23, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    Oh my, these do look like heaven. Love that pumpkin swirl!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — October 23, 2013 @ 12:15 am

    Oh my goodness, I need these in my life! I’m seriously debating getting out of bed right now to make them. Nevermind sleep!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 23, 2013 @ 12:40 am

    Georgia, these brownies are absolutely stunning!

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    CCU — October 23, 2013 @ 2:33 am

    THese brownies look ridiculously delicious :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Kelly — October 23, 2013 @ 3:12 am

    Oh my goodness, these look incredibly decadent and heavenly Georgia! I try to give away a some stuff I make too but I think I would keep these all to myself:) Stunning and pinning:)

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    easyfoodsmith — October 23, 2013 @ 4:59 am

    These brownies sound incredible and are absolute stunners! Pinned!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 23, 2013 @ 5:11 am

    These look perfect! I love pumpkin and chocolate together!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — October 23, 2013 @ 6:11 am

    These look MARVELOUS! I took one look and fell in love.

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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book — October 23, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    Fabulous!
    :-) Mandy

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — October 23, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    I really love the ease of these brownies! Not only are they delicious but simple to make as well. :)

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — October 23, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    They look deevine and perfect. These would be a hit. Pinned.

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    Tieghan — October 23, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    Girl, you swirl is perfect!! These look amazing!

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    Eileen — October 23, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    My oh my, these sure do look yummy Georgia!

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    DessertForTwo — October 23, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    These are just stunning, there’s no two ways about it! Your food always draws me in, Georgia! :)

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — October 23, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    The pumpkin swirl is too pretty! I like eating something healthy, too, then ending with a treat. But I might need more than one slice of this brownie!

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    Monica — October 23, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    Boy, does that look moist and wonderfully decadent. I’m with you on sharing desserts…I also try to make smaller portions so we keep things under control. ; )

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — October 23, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    …and I hear you like sending it to friends in Dallas area too :P

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — October 23, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    Love how decadent these look! So good!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — October 23, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I love pumpkin and chocolate together, these brownies sound heavenly!

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    Maria — October 23, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    These look amazing!

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    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — October 23, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Gorgeous, Georgia!

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    Dan from Platter Talk — October 23, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    Georgia,
    These fall into the “trouble” category for me, which in the case of food is always synonymous with “to-die-for!” Wow. These are knockout brownies if I’ve ever seen any!! Great job!! I love this combination of flavors – some of my favorites!!

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    Natalie — October 23, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Loving all the pumpkin recipes lately, these look great!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — October 23, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    I have been wanting to make pumpkin brownies! i need to try these first!!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — October 23, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    So moist and beautiful! I need to try this too.!

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    Bill — October 23, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    These are the perfect brownies for autumn. I never thought of mixing pumpkin into brownies but it’s a brilliant idea! Beautiful photos as always, Georgia!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — October 23, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    Gorgeous! I want to eat about five with a big ol’ glass of milk!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — October 23, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    I just died. Twice. Wait. I’m back. Pass me eight of these brownies!!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — October 23, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    These are simply perfect. The most wonderful addition to any Halloween party or weekend of fall baking. Easy recipe with the most delicious results. Georgia, I love brownies and pumpkin together!

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    Ashley — October 23, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    I am such a sucker for anything with a swirl! These are gorgeous! Now if only I had one of these and a big glass of milk for an afternoon snack – now that would brighten my day : )

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — October 23, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    This sounds awesome Georgia! I love how easy it is –brownie from a box! I’m always looking for shortcuts in baking. Thanks for this beautiful recipe! Have a great rest of the week! :)

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — October 23, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    Woah Georgia- it seems like we are both all about the easy pumpkin recipes this week! These look so beautiful, gooey and delicious!!

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    Ramona — October 23, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    These brownies look fantastic. Since it’s pumpkin week over at my blog, I did a little kitchen experimenting over the weekend and created something similar….. I think I need to make your recipe too. :)

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    Honey What's Cooking — October 23, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    Looks gorgeous Georgia. I once made similar brownies, but they were so loaded with fat… the cream, the caramel stuff, oMGGG… your version is much healthier. Yeah, I eat healthy too, and then dream about dessert, if I ate unhealthy, it wouldn’t be good. :-)

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — October 23, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    These look So fantastic! Pumpkin-swirl brownies are my absolute favorite fall treat. YUM!

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    Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living — October 23, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    This looks so delicious– I get lost in the swirls! Since I’m allergic to dairy products, what would you substitute for the eggs and cream cheese?

    • Georgia — October 23rd, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

      I’ve never used anything besides eggs and cream cheese, so I can’t recommend substitutes, sorry!

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com — October 23, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    Giving away is GREAT for the giver and the receiver! With that said – where’s the sign up sheet to get on your recievers list? :)
    These brownies look fantastic!

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    john@kitchenriffs — October 23, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    Love that swirl! What gorgeous brownies. Really like this recipe – thanks so much.

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    Marcie — October 23, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    Georgia, these brownies are gorgeous with that orange pumpkin swirl! Love the colors, and I can’t get enough of the pumpkin and chocolate combination. I’m definitely pinning this to try!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — October 23, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    These look too good, Georgia! I’d like to think I’d give them away, but I could probably take care of them myself… :)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — October 23, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    Beautiful swirl, delicious chocolate, added in pumpkin – perfection in a brownie!

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    Amanda — October 23, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    i love chocolate brownies, thanks for sharing the recipe will be trying these this week.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — October 23, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    That swirl looks irresistible, I’m a big fan of pumpkin and chocolate together!

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    marla — October 23, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

    Oooooo. These look amazing and I always love pumpkin & chocolate together!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — October 23, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    pumpkin + chocolate together are just perfect! love these brownies.

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    Monet — October 23, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    You and me both! The key to being a blogger who bakes is to have plenty of friends who will eat your goods! I know I would certainly take you up on a plate of these brownies Georgia. They look heavenly!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — October 23, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    Such a beautiful swirl, and the best combination in the season! this is the time I wish I live right next door. ;)

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    Becca @ Crumbs — October 24, 2013 @ 3:08 am

    The marbled top looks amazing! Can’t go wrong with a brownie to bake for someone – everyone loves them!

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    Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies — October 24, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    Oh yum! I’ve got all the ingredients on hand for these. I LOVE when that happens! I’ve always loved cream cheese swirl brownies, and I’m sure I’d like these even more : )

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — October 24, 2013 @ 6:16 am

    These look spectacular, Georgia! They’d make me dream about dessert as well! Pinned :)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — October 24, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    Ah, that first photo is just STUNNING, Georgia! And if you ever need to get rid of desserts, I’m happy to send you my mailing address. ;)

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — October 24, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    Haha, I get the “Why aren’t you 300 pounds?” question all the time too. My secret is having a bunch of men around who eat it before I do! I also run and do really watch what I eat…most of the time.

    There are so many things I love about these brownies! The Fall twist, the fact that the base is a boxed mix (thank you) and the chocolate/pumpkin combination. So perfect for Halloween!

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    Carol — October 24, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    Can these be doubled and baked in a 9×13 pan? I would love to make these for tail-gating this weekend. Thanks…these look A-Mazing!

    • Georgia — October 24th, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

      I’ve never tried it, but it would most likely work. Hope you enjoy!

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    Pam — October 24, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    It looks beautiful and delicious!

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    Jeanette — October 24, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

    Wow, those are killer brownies Georgia! Gorgeous shots!

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    Kathryn — October 25, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    These are some great-looking brownies! Love that autumnal swirl in there.

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    RavieNomNoms — October 25, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Wow do those look good :-)

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — October 25, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    WOW.. Love these.. Looks so delicious.. Its time to make some brownies!!!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 25, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

    These look heavenly, Georgia! And so easy!

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    Jaclyn — October 26, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    These look so good and your pictures are gorgeous!

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    Joanne — October 26, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    These are the best way to celebrate fall!! So ooey gooey and perfect.

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    Erin | The Emerging Foodie — October 26, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    Yum! Georgia, I was totally thinking of a recipe just like this… looks like ya beat me to it! :) These look amazing!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — October 27, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    So moist and delicious!! Love the pumpkin swirls in it :)

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    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — October 27, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    This looks so gorgeous! I love giving away baked goods – it’s one of the fun parts of blogging; sharing the love! And these pumpkin brownies are definitely ‘the love’.

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — October 27, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    Look at that chocolate goo in the middle! Swwwwooooooon. This is the epitome of fall :)

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — October 27, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    No way no way! I just baked pumpkin swirl brownies last night, but was feeling so so about the recipe. Next time, I’m going for your too-beautiful-to-be-true version!

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    Deborah — November 3, 2013 @ 12:30 am

    These look like perfection!!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — November 4, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    The perfect Fall brownies, girl! Love that fudgy goodness in the centers, too. As always lovely photography, Georgia!

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    Laura — December 22, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    Can we use our favorite brownie recipe instead of the mix?

    • Georgia — December 22nd, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

      I’ve never used anything besides the mix, but a standard brownie recipe should work fine. Enjoy!

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