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Cream Cheese Brownies with Pumpkin #HalloweenTreatsWeek

Y’all are going to fall head-over-heels in love with these chocolate and cream cheese brownies with pumpkin that are perfect for the fall season, and of course, Halloween parties.

The Perfect Homemade Brownies

Cream cheese brownies on a counter with Jack-O-Lanterns in the background.

The recipe is part of #HalloweenTreatsWeek and is sponsored by Dixie Crystals.

Each year bloggers share their favorite Halloween treats with you, the readers. When you get to the bottom of the post, be sure to scroll down and see the other recipes.

You can also enter #HalloweenTreatsWeek into any social media outlet and you will find the recipes.

Brownies From Scratch

The brownies, from scratch, are rich, ultra moist, and very, very chocolatey.

The ribbon of pumpkin, fall spices, and cream cheese takes you right into the holidays and is the perfect comfort food.

Once you start baking your kitchen will smell like autumn–totally amazing. We wanted the smell to last forever.

And, you can’t beat the look of cream cheese and pumpkin swirled throughout with melting chocolate chips on top.

Chocolate cream cheese pumpkin brownies stacked on top of each other.

A Decadent Treat

The decadent brownie recipe stays moist, even days after you’ve made them–that is if you don’t eat them all first.

I do think this is one of the most delicious brownie dessert recipes I’ve ever made.

And don’t forget to take some of the brownies to the people in the office at the kid’s school, their tutoring center, or even the ladies at the nail salon.

The brownie recipe makes great gifts and everyone will love you for it.

Three cream cheese brownies with pumpkin stacked on top of each other.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Cream Cheese Brownies With Pumpkin?

  • Butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Cream cheese
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cloves

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How Do I Make The Easy Brownie Recipe?

  1. Pour the melted butter into a large bowl.
  2. Next, add the vegetable oil, brown and white sugar, eggs, and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa, and salt and add to the wet mixture and mix well.
  4. Add 3/4 of the chocolate chips to the brownie batter and mix.
  5. Spread half of the brownie batter into a 9″ x 13″ greased baking dish.
  6. In another medium-sized bowl, add the cream cheese and beat until creamy.
  7. Pour the sugar into the bowl and cream.
  8. Add the pumpkin puree and egg and mix.
  9. Next, add the cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and one tablespoon of flour. Mix well.
  10. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the brownie mixture.
  11. Top with the remainder of the brownie mixture and run a knife through the batter creating swirls.
  12. Sprinkle the remainder of the chocolate chips and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

I have a lot of readers that like to follow the step-by-step pictures for the recipe, so be sure to follow below if you’d like.

Brownie Layer

Pouring melted butter into a large glass bowl.

Start by pouring melted butter into a large bowl.

Eggs, sugar, oil, butter, and cocoa in a large glass bowl.

Next, add the granulated sugar, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla extract to the bowl.

I usually add the eggs last so they don’t land on the hot butter and cook a little. I have had that happen.

Or, you can let your melted butter cool off a bit before adding it to the bowl.

Pouring vegetable oil into a large glass bowl with brownie ingredients.

Add the vegetable oil and mix well.

Adding flour and cocoa to a large glass bowl with brownie ingredients.

Sift the flour, unsweetened cocoa, and salt and add to the wet mixture and mix.

Chocolate chips in a large glass bowl with brownie batter.

Add 3/4 of the chocolate chips to the batter and mix.

Reserve the remainder of the chocolate chips to sprinkle on the top before baking.

Brownie batter in a 9" x 13" glass baking dish.

Spread half of the brownie batter into a greased 9″ x 13″ baking dish.

Cream Cheese Layer

I’ve added quite a few pictures for the cream cheese layer because I messed up the first time I made these and wanted to make sure you didn’t do the same thing I did. Explanation below.

A block of cream cheese in a glass bowl.

Add the cream cheese to the bowl and cream with the mixer.

This is where I messed up. The first time I made the recipe, I added all of the ingredients and then started mixing and the cream cheese ended up turning into little tiny lumps.

It still tasted the same but looked a little weird.

If you cream the cream cheese first, that won’t happen.

Pouring sugar into a bowl with cream cheese.

Pour the sugar into the bowl with the cream cheese and cream together.

Cream cheese, egg, pumpkin, and sugar in a glass bowl.

Next, add the pumpkin puree and an egg and mix.

Pumpkin puree cream cheese mixture in a glass bowl.

Finally, add the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves and mix well.

Pumpkin cream cheese mixture spread out over brownies.

Spread the pumpkin cream cheese over the brownie mixture.

Cream cheese and pumpkin brownies in a glass bowl.

Add the remainder of the brownie batter on top of the pumpkin cream cheese mixture. Take a knife and run it through creating swirls.

Sprinkle the remainder of the chocolate chips on top and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Cream cheese swirl brownies with pumpkin in a glass dish.
Cream cheese brownie with pumpkin and chocolate chips on the counter.
Brownies sitting on the counter with a bag of Dixie Crystals sugar.

Cream Cheese Brownies with Pumpkin

Check out the recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a great recipe for Halloween and fall parties.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your brownies on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Yield: 36

Cream Cheese Brownies with Pumpkin

Cream cheese pumpkin swirl brownies on the counter.

Y'all are going to fall head-over-heels in love with these chocolatey pumpkin-flavored moist brownies that are perfect for the fall season, and of course, Halloween parties.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

Brownie Mixture

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350-degrees and grease a 9" x 13" baking dish.


Brownie Layer

  1. In a large bowl, add the melted butter, brown and white sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and mix well.
  2. Sift the flour, unsweetened cocoa, and salt and add to the wet mixture.
  3. Next, add 3/4 of the chocolate chips and mix them into the batter.
  4. Spread half of the batter into the baking dish.

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Layer

  1. Add the cream cheese to a bowl and cream.
  2. Next, pour the sugar into the bowl and mix.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree and egg and mix.
  4. Finally, add the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves and mix.
  5. Pour over the brownie batter.
  6. Add the remainder of the brownie batter over the pumpkin mixture and run a knife through, creating swirls.
  7. Top with the remainder of the chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 3g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:  Halloween Cookies & Bars: Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes: Halloween Brownies: Halloween Bread: Halloween Drinks: Sweet Halloween Treats: Savory Halloween Recipes:   

Happy Halloween!

Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!

Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!  

Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set

 

Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife 

Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish

Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish

Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar

Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms

Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms  

Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms 

6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

 

Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life

Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)

Pop a Thieves Mint into your mouth for cinnamint-fresh breath after meals. Made with naturally derived ingredients and free of artificial sweeteners, dyes, and preservatives, Thieves Mints are a choice you can feel good about. Created with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend, these mints deliver minty coolness with a hint of warm, sugar-free sweetness. Thieves Mints come in a conveniently sized container that is great to take on the go!!

Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)  

Prize #6 from Julie  at Back To My Southern Roots

1 Copy of  – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups

The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups  

Prize #8 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS

1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”

 

Prize #9 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”

"Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess"  

Prize #10 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog

1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”

Friends: The Official Cookbook

 

Prize #11 from Michaela from An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer from Take Two Tapas and Michele from West Via Midwest

ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card$75 Amazon gift card

 

Prize #12 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka

ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card$25 Amazon gift card

 

Prize #13 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise

1 Copy of her cookbook, ” The Serial Killer Cookbook: True Crime Trivia and Disturbingly Delicious Last Meals from Death Row’s Most Infamous Killers and Murderers”

 

Prize #14 from Amy from House of Nash Eats

ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card

ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card

  a Rafflecopter giveaway   Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including:  Angie of BigBearsWife ,  Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms,  Terri of Our Good Life,  Julie of Back To My Southern Roots,  Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!
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