Easy Pumpkin Brownies with Brownie Mix (Fall Dessert)

Easy Pumpkin Brownies with Brownie Mix (Fall Dessert)

These marbled chocolate pumpkin brownies are swirled with two fall favorites – chocolate and pumpkin for an irresistible treat.

A stack of pumpkin chocolate brownies on a plate 

How to make a box of brownie mix special

Transform a box of boxed brownie mix into an ultimate fall dessert recipe by adding a can of pumpkin puree.

These marbled pumpkin chocolate brownies will disappear quickly. I promise!

Moist and sweet with the perfect cake-like texture, these easy brownies are great way to celebrate fall and pumpkin season.

And you will need a full glass of milk to go along with these delicious brownies.

A marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Brownie on a baking sheet near more brownies

I made these amazing pumpkin brownies for a swim team social event. 

I wanted to contribute an easy recipe that was different from what other parents were bringing but one that kids would reach for.

They were a hit. 

Every single one. GONE!

So how did I do it?

I wanted a easy pumpkin chocolate brownie recipe that didn’t taste like pumpkin cheesecake brownies.  

I wanted a brownie with a creamy pumpkin swirl and delicious chocolate flavor.

I prefer my batter to be more of a cake-like consistency. 

All the dry ingredients I needed were already in the pantry. All I needed was a can of pumpkin.

For that I picked up my favorite brand of canned pumpkin at the grocery store along with my favorite brownie mix.

There are plenty of box mixes to choose from.

How to add pumpkin puree to brownie mix

I layered the brownie batter with the pumpkin mixture in a baking pan and created a marbled effect using a knife to cut through the batter.

Making these brownies took just a few minutes of prep time and about 45 minutes baking time. The full recipe card is below.

Delicious on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, these pumpkin swirl brownies will become a fan favorite.

A stack of pumpkin chocolate brownies on a plate

What to do with leftover canned pumpkin

There are many delicious recipes that you can make with leftover canned pumpkin puree. You can use it for breakfast, dessert, drinks and more.

  • Stir extra pumpkin into your morning oatmeal with a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.
  • Add canned pumpkin to your favorite pancake recipe.
  • Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies: Most pumpkin cookie recipes only call for a small amount of pumpkin.
  • Stir extra puree into energy bites. Follow this easy recipe and add in a 1/2 cup canned pumpkin.

More pumpkin desserts

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Easy Pumpkin Brownies with Brownie Mix (Fall Dessert)

Ali Randall
These marbled chocolate pumpkin brownies are swirled with two fall favorites – chocolate and pumpkin for an irresistible treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 dozen


  • 1 box 18-ounce box of brownie mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pure pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Prepare the boxed mix in a large bowl with a hand mixer according to package directions. Set aside the batter.
  • In a separate medium bowl mix together the flour, sugar, pumpkin, baking powder, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
  • Line a 13 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Pour half of the pumpkin mixture onto the bottom of the dish spreading evenly to all corners. 
  • Then pour the chocolate brownie mix on top using a spatula to spread the brownie mix evenly and carefully. Finally add the remaining pumpkin batter on top and use a knife to combine the batters together to create a pretty swirled pattern.
  • Allow the brownies to bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean.
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely to room temperature.
  • Lift the brownies out of the pan via the foil or parchment paper. Cut the brownies with a kitchen knife using short sawing motions.
  • Store the brownies in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap.
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