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REESE'S Pumpkin Brownies

Details

Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
12 brownies

No carving tools are needed to give the pumpkins in this brownie recipe a spooky facelift. Use vanilla icing to add eyes, a mouth and other twisted features. Rich HERSHEY’S Chocolate and smooth REESE’S Peanut Butter Pumpkins bring this Halloween brownie decorating idea to life.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup

    butter or margarine (2 sticks)

  • 3/4 cup
  • 2-1/4 cups

    sugar

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • 3

    eggs

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1-1/4 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp

    baking powder

  • 1 cup

    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (optional)

  • 12 (1.2 oz each)

    REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkins

  • about 1/2 cup

    white frosting (ready-to-spread or homemade)

  • food color (optional)

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
microwave-safe bowl
microwave-safe bowl
microwave
microwave
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
wooden spoon
wooden spoon
pastry bag with tip
pastry bag with tip
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2

Place butter in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at High (100%) 1 minute or until butter is melted. Add cocoa; stir until smooth. Add sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla; beat with spoon until thoroughly combined. Add flour and baking powder; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired. Spread batter in prepared pan.

3

Bake 30 minutes or until top is dry and brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool several minutes; mark brownie surface into 12 brownies, but do not cut. Cool an additional 30 minutes. Remove wrappers from peanut butter pumpkins. Place unwrapped pumpkin on each marked brownie. After several minutes press down lightly on pumpkin. (There should be enough heat from the brownie to melt the pumpkin bottom slightly so that it will hold to the top of the brownie when cool). Cool completely.

4

Tint frosting with food colorings, if desired. Place frosting in pastry bag with small tip or place frosting in heavy-duty (freezer) food storage bag and cut tip of one corner about 1/4 inch from tip. Decorate pumpkins with desired facial features.

Additional questions?