Halloween Pumpkin Brownies

Halloween Pumpkin Brownies

So excited that Calphalon featured this recipe all of October on their main site!  Happy Halloween!

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I know a lot of people love cupcakes and trust me I’m one of them, but there is something about brownies!!  I love a good brownie now and then.  It has to be soft and chewy though.  I don’t want any hockey pucks!  Now that Halloween is quickly approaching I figured I’d make some pumpkin brownie treats.  No one could turn down a brownie, let alone a cute little pumpkin brownie!  The chocolate on this brownie gives it that little bit of crunch.  Did I mention there’s a surprise inside?  Of course, a Halloween Oreo!  Last year I made Oreo cupcakes for Halloween, but this year I wanted to do something different.

I’m one for using one bowl and not making more dishes than I need to, so this recipe is just like my Chocolate Cake, one bowl, plop it all in, and you’re done!  These brownies are absolutely delicious.  I can always trust my hubby to tell me if something is good or not.  If he takes a bite and walks away I know it’s not good.  Thankfully that rarely happens – I happened to bake these before he got home.. Let’s just say there’s no more pumpkins left.
Halloween Pumpkin Brownies
Makes 4 Servings1/4 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Plain 0% Yogurt
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
4 Oreo CookiesPreheat oven to 350.
Combine all ingredients aside from chocolate chips and oreos, mix well.
Once mixed fold in the chocolate chips.

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Pour batter into a 9×9 baking pan.  Put oreos into the batter.. like this.

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Then cover the oreos with the brownie batter.

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Bake for about 35 minutes or until tooth pick inserted comes out with minimal crumbs.
Right when it comes out of the oven I like to smash it down – I like to think that this makes it more chewy.

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Let cool, then cut into pumpkin shapes

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Now for decorating – you’ll need some orange, green, and dark chocolate.

Melt 1/2 cup of orange chocolate and spread over the brownies.  Use an offset spatula to make lines.

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I then took about 5-6 green wafers and melted them to use as the pumpkin stems.. Cute!

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Melt about 1/2 a cup of bittersweet chocolate to give the pumpkins faces, place the melted chocolate into a piping bag.  You can use a tip if you’d like.

Halloween Pumpkin Brownies

Enjoy your little pumpkin patch!

Halloween Pumpkin Brownies

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