I spent the weekend baking with my girls. Maybe it’s because I know fall is sliiiiiiiping from my fingertips and I haven’t yet made my plethora of pumpkin/cinnamon/apple treats.
Maybe it’s because I’m still in a rental and don’t care one tiny bit about the mess.
Mostly it’s because I love baking with my girls – during my favorite time of year. There is nothing like the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin and apples baking. Am I right guys?
I picked up a can of pumpkin last week, determined to find a perfect recipe for him.
And I found it.
These babies have chocolate chips in them. And cinnamon. And Nutella. And just a hint of pumpkin.
I mean, seriously? Fall never tasted this good.
I decided to swirl the Nutella and Pumpkin in like a spider web. (This post inspired me to do so.) And now I am incredibly happy that my jar of Nutella is gone for a while – because I eat that stuff by the spoonful. (Seriously. It’s just wrong.)
The pumpkin and cinnamon give it that extra fall spice I was looking for. If you want the chocolate chips to still be formed in the brownie, just mix some of those in toward the final part of the process. I ended up melting all of mine and wish I would have held some back. I also thought about adding cream cheese to the swirl mix. Now that would be good!
Give these a try for Halloween – or any old day of the week.
Chocolate Chip Brownie with Nutella & Pumpkin Swirl
- ½ cup butter
- 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (and extra if you want chips in the brownie)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 T. vegetable oil
- 1 cup flour
- 2 T. Nutella
- 2 T. pumpkin
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Mix chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until mixture is mostly smooth and melted.
- Add vanilla and sugar, and mix well.
- Add eggs, and stir well. (Be sure chocolate mixture is not too hot when adding eggs, or the eggs will cook when they are stirred in.)
- Add flour, cinnamon and oil, and stir until combined.
- Pour mixture into a foil-lined/sprayed 8×8 pan.
- Melt Nutella for 30 seconds in the microwave, and drizzle over batter. Add pumpkin to batter (I would put it in a circle like the Nutella.) Use a knife (running from the edges) to create your spiderweb. Start at one corner, go to the next, etc.
Bake brownies at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until edges are dry and pull away from the pan slightly.