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Cuddly sweaters, crisp air and colorful leaves … this season always gets us in the mood to bake! Enjoy our fall-inspired dessert recipes that go beyond the traditional pumpkin pie. Each one combines pumpkin and chocolate for a truly special dessert.

Celebrate fall with chocolate pumpkin desserts.

There’s something about fall that awakens a sense of comfort: the cool, frosty mornings before dawn; crackling bonfires and cozy warm fireplaces; and, of course, freshly baked fall treats. This fall, let’s awaken that same warm feeling with some classic recipes but with a chocolate twist. Here are our five best chocolate and pumpkin dessert recipes:

1. Not Your Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie

Not Your Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie
This delicious recipe will win the family bake-off with its chocolate swirl! Melted HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips become the marble in this extra-rich dessert that everyone will want to save room for. GET THE FULL RECIPE

2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet
Skillet cookies are everything great about cookies served up an extra-special way. Simply make cookie dough how you usually do ... then bake it directly in a skillet, making one giant cookie to enjoy by the slice! Pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice make this recipe perfect for fall. GET THE FULL RECIPE

3. Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Make your classic brownie into something ready for fall by swirling pumpkin into the batter. The result is a beautiful marbled effect that’s easy and impressive. Trying adding HERSHEY’S Chocolate Chips for an extra-rich brownie, or sub in HERSHEY’S Cinnamon Chips for an added touch of fall spice.


4. MINI KISSES Pumpkin Mousse Cups

MINI KISSES Pumpkin Mousse Cups

Believe it or not, you can make a smooth and sweet pumpkin mousse from scratch. Then take things to the next level by serving it in edible chocolate cups! The secret is HERSHEY’S MINI KISSES Chocolate Chips melted into the shape of cupcake liners.


5. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake

This spectacular take on cheesecake will be the talk of Friendsgiving. Pumpkin and chocolate chips play nicely off of the creamy richness of this cheesecake in a chocolate cookie crust. Get everyone involved to help make the chocolate leaves!


Start a new tradition with Hershey this season

Chocolate and pumpkin are a perfect pair for celebrating sweater weather. Wherever this season takes you, bake some extra warmth, comfort and joy into your fall with these delicious chocolate and pumpkin recipes! For more cozy baking ideas, try our recipes for sweet breakfast breads.