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
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.
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 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.
What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Cream Cheese Brownies With Pumpkin?
- Butter, melted
- Vegetable oil
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- 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?
- Pour the melted butter into a large bowl.
- Next, add the vegetable oil, brown and white sugar, eggs, and vanilla and mix well.
- Sift the flour, cocoa, and salt and add to the wet mixture and mix well.
- Add 3/4 of the chocolate chips to the brownie batter and mix.
- Spread half of the brownie batter into a 9″ x 13″ greased baking dish.
- In another medium-sized bowl, add the cream cheese and beat until creamy.
- Pour the sugar into the bowl and cream.
- Add the pumpkin puree and egg and mix.
- Next, add the cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and one tablespoon of flour. Mix well.
- Pour the pumpkin mixture over the brownie mixture.
- Top with the remainder of the brownie mixture and run a knife through the batter creating swirls.
- 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.
Start by pouring melted butter into a large 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.
Add the vegetable oil and mix well.
Sift the flour, unsweetened cocoa, and salt and add to the wet mixture and mix.
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.
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.
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.
Pour the sugar into the bowl with the cream cheese and cream together.
Next, add the pumpkin puree and an egg and mix.
Finally, add the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves and mix well.
Spread the pumpkin cream cheese over the brownie mixture.
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 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!
- 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
Preheat oven to 350-degrees and grease a 9" x 13" baking dish.
- In a large bowl, add the melted butter, brown and white sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Sift the flour, unsweetened cocoa, and salt and add to the wet mixture.
- Next, add 3/4 of the chocolate chips and mix them into the batter.
- Spread half of the batter into the baking dish.
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Layer
- Add the cream cheese to a bowl and cream.
- Next, pour the sugar into the bowl and mix.
- Add the pumpkin puree and egg and mix.
- Finally, add the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves and mix.
- Pour over the brownie batter.
- Add the remainder of the brownie batter over the pumpkin mixture and run a knife through, creating swirls.
- Top with the remainder of the chocolate chips.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
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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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“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!
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1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
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1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
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ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card
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