Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Decadent, soft and gooey chocolate brownies with a creamy pumpkin swirl fit the bill for fun and easy fall baking!

Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies – Decadent, soft and gooey chocolate brownies with a creamy pumpkin swirl are so delish and unique! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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!

Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies – Decadent, soft and gooey chocolate brownies with a creamy pumpkin swirl are so delish and unique! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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.

Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies – Decadent, soft and gooey chocolate brownies with a creamy pumpkin swirl are so delish and unique! | thecomfortofcooking.com

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!

Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies


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


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat all filling ingredients with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Enjoy!

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

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

  3. Georgia, these brownies are absolutely stunning!

  4. THese brownies look ridiculously delicious :D


  5. 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:)

  6. These brownies sound incredible and are absolute stunners! Pinned!

  7. These look perfect! I love pumpkin and chocolate together!

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

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

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

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

  12. My oh my, these sure do look yummy Georgia!

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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. ; )

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

  17. Love how decadent these look! So good!

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

  19. These look amazing!

  20. 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!!

  21. Loving all the pumpkin recipes lately, these look great!

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

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

  24. 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!

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

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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 : )

  29. 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! :)

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

  31. 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. :)

  32. 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. :-)

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

  34. 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?

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

  36. 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!

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

  38. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  45. 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!

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

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

  48. 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 : )

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

  50. 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. ;)

  51. 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!

  52. 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!

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

  54. It looks beautiful and delicious!

  55. Wow, those are killer brownies Georgia! Gorgeous shots!

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

  57. Wow do those look good :-)

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

  59. These look heavenly, Georgia! And so easy!

  60. These look so good and your pictures are gorgeous!

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

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

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

  64. 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’.

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

  66. 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!

  67. These look like perfection!!

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

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

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

  71. Ronna miller says:

    5 stars
    I’m making these right now! They’ve got another 20 minutes in the oven. I’ll have to post again and let you know how they turned out. :)

  72. What size can of pumpkin did you use? Canned Pumpkin comes in two sizes. I bought the small can. (15oz)


    Sheri Russo

  73. A 15 oz. can will do!

  74. 5 stars
    These turned out PERFECT! Thanks for the great recipe! Only thing that I would do differently next time is make sure I swirl more because I want more of that orange to show through. DELICIOUS & will definitely make again!

  75. These look delicious but I have a question – I don’t have an electric mixer, can I just stir the ingredients until smooth? Sorry if that’s a dumb question. Thanks!!

  76. Yes, you can stir by hand.

  77. Do you have to store in the refrigerator? I am going to make these for a staff meeting and would only need to store for about 18 hours.

  78. I recommend refrigerating them, but it’s not absolutely necessary.

  79. 5 stars
    I just made these & they are hands down the best brownies ever!! So moist & delicious, & I’m not even a big pumpkin fan. Thanks for the awesome recipe! It has a permanent place in my recipe collection!

  80. 5 stars
    Just made this. and its is absolutely amazing!!!! Thank you for the recipe :). I just used a fresh pumpkin puree .

  81. Have you or anyone used fresh pumpkin? I ended up getting the pumpkins back that I had sent to school with the kids and will I cannot let them go bad lol. I am thinking that if it is the same amount of fresh pureed pumpkin it should be the same.

  82. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! Thank you for blogging about it.

  83. Wow! I love this Blog.

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