Pumpkin-White Chocolate Brownies


Do brownies have to be chocolate?

Do they have to be rich and gooey and delicious?

Let’s just say “No” to the former and a big “YES” to the latter.

I started decorating for Halloween today (yes, I am late), and I started to set out my only two pumpkins from the garden.   I picked them in August and they have been chillin’ on the kitchen floor ever since.

The Mammoth Gold is on the left and I cannot remember what the other variety is.

The goblins must have been at it, however, because when I picked up the largest pumpkin (a Mammoth Gold variety), I noticed that it was getting a little soft on one side.

It was fated not to be a decoration but to get roasted in the oven.

Roasted, collapsed, and ready to scoop out and puree.

This marvel yielded over 12 cups of pumpkin puree.

I put lots in the freezer.

I made Avanika’s original pumpkin-sage cupcakes (see my last post)  with part of it and I wanted to try something a bit different.   I had not been to Martha’s site in a really long time but since Avanika pulled her recipe from there (and it was soooo gooood) I decided to mosey on over and look for more pumpkin recipes.

I found another keeper:  Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares.

You know I can’t leave well enough alone.

So I swapped in white chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

The results were out of this world!

For the recipe, click here:   Martha Stewart’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares.

To make my Pumpkin-White Chocolate Brownies, just add one bag of white chocolate morsels and leave out the chocolate chips.

Did someone break my 12 x 9 baking pan????? I had to use to 9×9 pans.

These turned out quite delicious but a bit crumbly.   They really reminded me of a “Knobby Apple Cake” that my mom makes.   (Apple?  Pumpkin?   I know they are totally different, but this really reminded me of that apple cake.)

And so much for that healthy eating trend I started.     But hey, I am taking more than half of them to work with me and hiding them far away from my office in the lounge.

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