Last fall I saw a few bloggers post about two-ingredient pumpkin brownies, which only requires a box of brownie mix and a can of pumpkin. I was skeptical but finally decided to try it out this year except I added in a couple more ingredients such as cinnamon, frosting and pumpkin spice M&M’s I found at Target.
Be warned, if you do not like dense fudgy brownies these are not for you. But if you do then stick around and stay awhile! As you can see from the pictures of these brownies, they are so fudgy that they actually look like fudge. I also think that the additions made them taste a little more like pumpkin than they would have otherwise. They really are a great way to make a slightly healthier Halloween treat!
Speaking of Halloween, while snapping photos of these brownies on my porch I spied a huge spider in the top corner of my porch, resting on an approximately 3-foot wide web spanning from the roof to the handrail. Commence freak out! His/her abdomen was about the size of a nickel. Add a head and legs and you’ll understand why I quickly snapped these photos and ran inside.
No I did not attempt to kill it, because when it comes to bugs, I don’t like feeling when I kill them and when they are that big that’s exactly what will happen. Besides, the spider was basically floating in the air on the web so it would’ve been hard to squash without catching it first. Who has a flame thrower I can borrow? I don’t think my kitchen torch will cut it.
In the meantime, thanks for the Halloween decorations?
Two years ago: Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate with Oreo Crumbs
PUMPKIN SPICE BROWNIES
Makes 16 brownies
1 Family Size box (19.5 oz.) brownie mix (I chose a box with a frosting packet included)
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup M&M’s Pumpkin Spice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 or 9×9-inch pan with parchment paper, with overhanging sides, and spray lightly with cooking spray.
- In a bowl mix together brownie mix, pumpkin, and cinnamon until smooth.
- Spread batter evenly into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until set.
- Let cool completely. Frost if desired and sprinkle with M&Ms. Cut and serve.