Pumpkin Brownies (With Brownie Mix)

Super fudgy, quick and easy pumpkin brownies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with a brownie mix. Loaded with chocolate chips and pumpkin spice.

Fudgy brownies are the only kind of brownie top enjoy. The addition of pumpkin makes them the absolute fudgiest ever. If there were a trophy for it, these would win! Add in the beloved pumpkin flavor, and it wins the flavor award too! Caramel Brownies {With Brownie Mix} and Easy Brookies {With Brownie Mix} are also quick, easy, and delicious.

Stack of Two Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies Placed on Sheet of Brown Paper

How To Make Easy Pumpkin Brownies With Brownie Mix (Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies)?

  1. Mix ingredients– This includes pumpkin puree, brownie mix, pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips– Until evenly distributed.
  3. Spread brownie batter- In a rectangle pan, lined with greased foil.
  4. Add toppings- Such as chocolate chips or nuts.
  5. Bake– Until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out with a few sticky crumbs. 
  6. Enjoy- Remove from oven, let it cool completely and dig in!

Brownie Toppings

It can be enjoyed on its own but any of these toppings can take it over the top.


Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 5 days.

Freeze– In a sealed container for up to 1 month. Let it thaw at room temperature or overnight in the fridge, when you are ready to enjoy them.

Reheating brownies– Reheat leftovers in the microwave for 5-10 seconds, if you like. I prefer them chilled.

Stack of Homemade Pumpkin Brownies With a Partial Bite Removed

Variations For Fudgy Pumpkin Brownie Recipe

Pumpkin cheesecake brownies– Add in a layer, or swirl in a layer of cheesecake mixture before baking.

Pumpkin swirl brownies– Instead of mixing the pumpkin in completely with the brownie mix, make the brownie mixture as per box instructions. Swirl pumpkin puree with with a toothpick or knife in the brownie mixture. Then, bake.

Add other spices or pre-made spice blends– Such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, or all-spice or apple spice.

Add nuts– Such as peanuts, pecans, walnuts, cashews, or almonds.

Add salted caramel– Add a little salted caramel sauce and then either use it as a topping, or layer into the brownies themselves.

Make brownie bites– Cut them into small bite sized pieces and you can dip them in melted chocolate or just drizzle them with chocolate. Package them in an edible gift box for a homemade gift.

Tips And Techniques

Use pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie filling– These are two different ingredients and will yield a totally different taste and result.

If using Ghiradelli box mix, bake longer– This is my favorite brownie box mix and the one I recommend because it is the BEST, but it requires a longer baking time of 35-40 minutes! Make sure to check the box.

Chill overnight for best results– I think they taste better and are even fudgier. They are also much easier to slice cleanly and perfectly.

Why are my brownies gummy and tough? This means you most likely over mixed the batter. Only mix until combined!

Make sure the baking dish is lined with foil paper that’s been greased with oil– It makes removal of slices so much easier and works even better than wax paper or parchment paper.

How do you know when my brownies are done? When a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few sticky crumbs, they are done. If it comes out dry, they are over-baked.

Why are my brownies raw in the middle? They were either not baked long enough or the oven temperature is not correct and high enough.

Use the family size box– This recipe is designed for an 18 oz box mix.

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Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Super fudgy, quick, easy pumpkin brownies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with brownie mix. Loaded with chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spice.
Yield: 12 Slices


  • 1 can Pumpkin puree, 15 oz. can, Not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 box Brownie mix, Family size (about 18 oz.), Ghiradelli brand is amazing!
  • 1.5 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup Mini chocolate chips, Semisweet


  • In a large mixing bowl, add pumpkin puree, brownie mix, pumpkin pie spice and mix until combined. Don't over-mix. If you over-mix, the texture will be very gummy and chewy.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread brownie batter in a rectangle baking dish (Dimensions: 9×13). Make sure the baking dish is lined with foil paper that's been greased with oil. It makes removal of slices so much easier.
  • Sprinkle some more chocolate chips on top if you like.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out with a few sticky crumbs. If it comes out dry, it's over-baked. If you are using the Ghiradelli brownie mix, it will take longer to bake at about 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool completely at room temperature.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut slices and enjoy. I highly recommend chilling in the fridge overnight and enjoying it the next day because it becomes even more fudgy.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 


Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 131mg, Potassium: 73mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 5529IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 238
Author: Abeer Rizvi

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