Pumpkin Spice Brownies + A Giveaway!

Pumpkin Spice Brownies frosted with Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter frosting!

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Rich, dark chocolate Pumpkin Spice Brownies are the perfect fall treat. They are topped with a creamy pumpkin spice peanut butter frosting! If you love chocolate, peanut butter and pumpkin then this is the perfect dessert for you!

Pumpkin Spice Brownies

Time is flying, it really is. I remember when mom and dad (my in-laws) booked their tickets to visit us. It was in the beginning of this year, I remember saying oh that’s so far and they are here now. Wow I don’t even know where all these months in between went by. But the good news is that are here for next 3 weeks, yay! Family time is always the best and I am so glad this year both our parents visited us.

What did you guys do this weekend? We went to a state fair and it was really fun. I tried deep-fried Oreos for the first time! I have to confess as gross as it sounds, it wasn’t that bad. I mean I always thought it would be awful but it wasn’t. Of course it’s not something that I would like to eat everyday but it was fun to try it! Other than that I also baked some pumpkin spice brownies and frosted them with this amazing Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter frosting!

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter

You guys know how much I love pumpkin and peanut butter and so imagine my excitement when I received this cute #PSiloveyou box from folks at Peanut Butter & Co. featuring their new Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter! These guys took their delicious peanut butter and blended it with real pumpkin and warm pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to create their first ever limited edition peanut butter. Sounds yum? It sure is!

Pumpkin Spice Brownies Recipe

Brownies are one of the easiest things to make. You don’t even need a mixer to make these, at least I never use. One bowl and a wire whisk, that’s all you need to make these delicious brownies! Don’t you love such easy recipes? I sure do! I used Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder in this recipe and that’s why my brownies look so dark in color. I love love dark chocolate but if you don’t use regular cocoa powder in place. It would work just as well.

Pumpkin Spiced Brownies

I did not use a lot of sugar in the frosting because a) brownies are sweet and b) the peanut butter has some sweetness as well but like always feel free to adjust to taste.

And now some good news! The folks at Peanut Butter & Co. are kind enough to give one of my readers their new #PSILOVEYOU box! Find the details about this giveaway below!

Brownies with Pumpkin Spice

 

Method

*Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a 8×8 inch square pan with aluminium foil with overhanging edges. Spray it with a nonstick spray and set aside.

Melt butter in a pan on stove top or using the microwave. Once the butter is melted, transfer it to a bowl and let it cool down for 5 minutes.

Add sugar and vanilla extract to the melted butter and mix till well combined.

Now add eggs, egg yolk, one at a time mixing after each addition.

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Add in the all purpose flour, pumpkin pie spice and cocoa powder.

Mix till everything is well combined and you have a smooth batter.

Pour the remaining brownie batter in the prepared pan. Bake at 350 F degrees for 25-30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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While the brownies are in the oven, make the frosting by beating together cream cheese and butter till smooth.

Add powdered sugar and pumpkin spice peanut butter, cinnamon powder and mix.

Add milk and beat the frosting till it’s smooth and creamy.Pumpkin Spice Brownies Recipe-Step-3

Let the pumpkin spice brownies cool completely, cut into squares, top with pumpkin spice peanut butter frosting & enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Brownies

And now on to the giveaway!

Follow the instructions in the widget below to enter the giveaway. One of you can win PSILOVEYOU box! Each box includes a mug, a spiced pumpkin candle and a jar of  Pumpkin Spice peanut butter! Giveaway open to US residents only. Good luck!

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Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post. I received products from Peanut Butter & Co. as a memeber of Yum Squad. All opinions expressed are my own.

Pumpkin Spice Brownies

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 10 large brownies
Pumpkin Spice Brownies frosted with Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter frosting!

Ingredients 

Brownies

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Hershey's special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter at room temperature
  • 6 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup + ⅛ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder optional
  • 4 tablespoons pumpkin spice peanut butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk or heavy cream

Instructions 

Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Line a 8x8 inch square pan with aluminium foil with overhanging edges. Spray it with a nonstick spray and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a pan on stove top or using the microwave.
  • Once the butter is melted, transfer it to a bowl and let it cool down for 5 minutes.
  • Add sugar and vanilla extract to the melted butter and mix till well combined.
  • Now add eggs, egg yolk, one at a time mixing after each addition.
  • Add in the all purpose flour, pumpkin pie spice and cocoa powder.
  • Mix till everything is well combined and you have a smooth batter.
  • Pour the remaining brownie batter in the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 F degrees for 25-30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Frosting

  • While the brownies are in the oven, make the frosting by beating together cream cheese and butter till smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar and pumpkin spice peanut butter, cinnamon powder and mix.
  • Add milk and beat the frosting till it's smooth and creamy.
  • Let the brownies cool completely, cut into squares, top with pumpkin spice peanut butter frosting & eat!

Nutrition

Calories: 395kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 113mg, Sodium: 140mg, Potassium: 176mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 800IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 1.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Baking
Cuisine: World
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58 Comments

  1. Favorite pumpkin dessert…I don’t have one, I’m more of a savory-food kind of girl, but I will never turn down a bowl of spicy pumpkin soup with butter and roasted pumpkin seeds on top. Mmm! But if I absolutely had to choose, I’d go for a slice of pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream.

  2. When I saw these brownies my mouth dropped open! They look amazing. That pumpkin frosting looks incredible. And I’m a dark chocolate girl through and through. 🙂

  3. Serious obsessing going on over here over these gorgeous brownies, Manali! Totally love that you threw pumpkin ‘n’ spice into the mix! How could you ever go wrong??

  4. These brownies look incredible, Manali! My family loves the new pumpkin spice PB and I love that you used them to make the frosting! So fun and perfect for fall! Have fun with your family 🙂

  5. These brownies look incredible! I LOVE the frosting! Pumpkin and peanut butter for the win 😉

  6. Yumm!! These brownies look so decadent, Manali! I’m also loving the combo! PS: Time does fly so fast! It is hard to believe, new year awaits us in just 3 months! 🙂

  7. Time is flying, Manali — the holidays will be here before we know it! These would be a perfect treat for Halloween with all the chocolate and pumpkin spice! The peanut butter is such a delicious addition too. 🙂

  8. Yummmmm! These look so delicious Manali! I love brownies, and these look perfect! The frosting sounds incredible!

  9. Manali, these brownies look AMAZING! Your peanut butter frosting is the perfect use of that Peanut Butter & Co. pumpkin flavor. This is the second time today I’ve seen this pumpkin pb and I seriously need to track some down and make these brownies!

  10. Yummmm. Pumpkin spice brownies… sounds seriously so delicious. Have any thoughts on what I could substitute for cream cheese? I’m not a fan of cheese haha.

  11. Pumpkin spice peanut butter frosting? I don’t think I could get it here or not. But these brownies are so delicious, Manali. Sounds like a perfect fall treat! 🙂

  12. These brownies look incredible! I love the chocolate + pumpkin combo! And my favorite pumpkin dessert? Tough one…but I’d have to say Pumpkin Cookies!

  13. Pumpkin spice peanut butter frosting? Wow! I wouldn’t be able to control myself around a pan of these, that’s for sure!

  14. I want to make your brownie recipe. The brownies look so pretty! My favorite pumpkin dessert is Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream on top!

  15. I can’t wait to try that peanut butter, Manali! I think I would eat the whole jar! These brownies sound just perfect…love that peanut butter frosting on top!

  16. OK, we LOVE this new peanut butter!!! and you made Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter frosting?!!! Brilliant! I love it and love these brownies too!