Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mini Pumpkin Swirl Brownie Cups

That seems like a long name...well THIS is what I made: 



Yeah so that is a pumpkin swirl brownie made in mini-muffin pans. These are of course for the Halloween party I am headed to tonight, I am so excited and hope everyone remembers them before drinking too much "punch"!


I have been seeing pumpkin recipes all over the place and the ones that stuck in my mind mixed fall's favorite flavor with chocolate. I really wanted to make cheesecake pumpkin bites, but the hubbie talked me out of it since they will be staying out all night, but send me your recipes if you have a great recipe so I can try later! Hope everyone isn't pumpkin'd our yet cause these are too cute to pass up. They are not too sweet but have a nice pumpkin and chocolate taste.




Mini Pumpkin Swirl Brownie Cups


1/2 cup butter
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 and 3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
chocolate candy coating
sprinkles or candy corn


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 mini-muffin pans or use mini-baking cups and set aside. Combine chocolate and butter in a double broiler or in a bowl over simmering water. Stir until smooth and melted, set aside and let cool. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, whisk to mix and set aside. Combine sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat until well combined and slightly fluffy ~3 minutes. Slowly add in flour mixture, just until combined. Divide batter into two bowls (about 2 cups each). Add chocolate mix to one bowl and stir till combined. Add pumpkin puree, oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the other bowl and stir to combine. 


Fill prepared pans half way with chocolate brownie mixture. Top with pumpkin brownie mixture until completely filled. Bake mini-brownies for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick entered in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and let sit in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on cooling rack. Using chocolate bark/candy coating dip brownie tops into melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles or candy corn pieces. 


The recipe was adapted from MarthaStewart.com. If you want to make them into actual brownies, just bake in a 9x9 pan for 40-45 minutes. If you don't have mini-muffin pans, buy some or put them on your Christmas list, because they are just so darn cute!


Happy Baking!

18 comments:

  1. These are beautiful! Great seasonal recipe! I especially love the ones with the Halloween sprinkles on top :)!

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  2. Yes, these brownies are way too cute to eat!

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  3. Oh these cupcakes are gorgeous! I guess I can make them even after Halloween, right? :)

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  4. Yum! These are adorable. I will be adding a mini muffin tin to my Christmas list!

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  5. How cool!! Chocolate and pumpkin is such a great combination--especially in brownie form. Yum!

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  6. These are adorable and look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Those sounds wonderful...even after Halloween!

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  8. These look great, I love the ones dipped in chocolate... Those are the ones i'd go for first! I hope you had fun at your halloween party an that you drank lots and lots of punch, but not too much! ;)

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  9. Pumpkin'd out? Words that won't come out of my mouth. I typed it. Doesn't count. They look delicious and I have a pouty lip since I wasn't in attendance for that party to snatch up whatever the too tipsy to care about brownie cups people leftover. Haha!

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  10. Nice combination of flavors, the pumpkin and the chocolate brownie, we are still in halloween snack mode, the kids are going to love these.

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  11. They look wonderful! The combination of chocolate and pumpkin just works so well together! I'm bookmarking them, my kids would love to eat those even though Halloween is over :o)

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  12. I never thought I'd like pumpkin and chocolate together but I must say I've changed my mind and these are going to have to be made soon!

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  13. I don't know why, but I just haven't gotten into pumpkin baking this season. Looks like you have, though, and these brownie cups look SO delicious! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, and happy November to you and your hubby! Here's to lots more fall sweets and treats...

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  14. These are just darling! I'm going to try this recipe. Have you tried pumpkin chocolate chip cookies? They are so good! Definitely a fall favorite :)

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  15. Love the swirls in these gorgeous baked goodies.

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  16. I love the two layers in these wonderful little brownie cups. My co-workers would love these.

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  17. Putting the brownies into little muffins is an outstanding idea, especially for a party. I love the double color too.

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