Love brownies? Love pumpkin? Celebrate your love for this beautiful couple this fall by baking yourself a batch of these yummy pumpkin chocolate brownies.
Packed with the deliciousness of chocolate and the fall flavors of pumpkin (and of course, it's health factor too), these brownies are definitely worth trying out.
I don't know how much the health piece can really be claimed here. But for me, it helps ease the guilt of indulgence.
What’s more, they’re super easy to make too. But before you go ahead and give them a shot, here are a few tips and tricks to make sure you nail their texture and flavor!
Can I Use Cocoa Powder Instead of Chocolate?
Ran out of cooking chocolate? Or maybe you’re just wondering if it is possible to swap the chocolate in this (or rather any other) brownie for some cocoa powder.
Well guess what?
You definitely can. In fact, if you’re someone who prefers a deeper and intense chocolatey flavor, using cocoa powder could be your best bet.
And no, contrary to the popular belief, this little swap will not compromise the texture and taste of the pumpkin chocolate brownies.
How Do I Make My Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies More Fudgy?
Love having that fudgy and chewy texture to your brownies? You can easily achieve that too! No matter what kind of brownie you decide to try out, it’s just a teeny little trick that makes that all happen.
For a single batch of brownies, just add in one extra egg yolk. Beat it thoroughly using a whisk or a wooden spoon and incorporate it into the brownie mixture. This little extra step can lend a nice dreamy and rich texture to your brownies.
How Do I Fix My Undercooked Brownies?
When you’re trying different variations of your brownies, things can sometimes get a bit tricky and you might end up undercooking your batch.
If that’s the case, the best way to fix them is to pop them into the oven once again and let them bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or more, depending on when they’re done.
You will know they are done when you stick a toothpick in the center of the brownies and take it out and its clean. That means that everything has baked up.
If you already ended up cooling them down before you discovered they’re undercooked, you can pop them into the microwave until the batter is cooked completely. Then turn them into brownie balls similar to my German Chocolate Cake Pops Recipe.
Do that by scooping out the brownie mixture, rolling some into a ball using the palms of your hands. Then coat them in anything you like- chopped nuts, sprinkles or even just icing sugar.
Can I Freeze and Store These Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies?
Yes, you definitely can.
Batch make these and store them in the freezer in an airtight container. They should stay good in there for up to 6 weeks or more.
Just remember to allow them to come to room temperature first before you refrigerate or freeze them.
Loved these pumpkin chocolate brownies? Which other flavors and combinations have you tried out? Share with me in the comments below!
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