Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Brownies


When I go grocery shopping during Fall season, I like to take my time and see if I find “anything pumpkin” that I can use for my baking. Last week I found this gem: ChocoLove Pumpkin Spice Bites. They are small chocolates (pumpkin shaped) filled with a pumpkin spice flavored caramel. They are so so good!

I decided to use them for a new brownie recipe that you can make at home during this spooky season. You can add some spooky sprinkles to make them more festive for Halloween.

If you would like to watch how I made these brownies, go to my Instagram @pastry_tales because I just posted a video!

Let’s start with the recipe.

Yield one 8×8 square pan.


1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 cup white granulated sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. I prefer to use dark cocoa powder.

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Halloween sprinkles (optional)

Chocolove Bites, Pumpkin Spice (I used almost the whole bag). They are small milk chocolate filled with a delicious pumpkin spice caramel.


1.- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan. I always line my pan with parchment paper.

2.-In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, wait one minute and then add in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice. Pour batter into prepared pan. Place the Chocolove Bites on top of the brownie batter, I used 16 bites. Finally, you can add some sprinkles around chocolate (not on top of them).

3.-Bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes. Do not overcook.

4.- Let the pan to cool off completely. Take them out of the pan and cut into 16 squares.

Enjoy!!! Happy Spooky season!