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Great Pumpkin Brownie Recipe
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Great Pumpkin Brownie Recipe

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Our kids beg for these big brownies every year. I just bake brownie batter in a pizza pan, spread with orange-tinted frosting and let the kids design a pumpkin stem and jack-o'-lantern face using candy. —Darla Wester, Meriden, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Orange paste food coloring
  • 9 green milk chocolate M&M's
  • 57 dark brown milk chocolate M&M's


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for fudgelike brownies. Spread on a greased 12-in. pizza pan to within 1 in. of edges.
  2. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  3. Tint frosting orange; frost brownie. For stem, arrange green M&M's in a square pattern at top of pumpkin. For each eye, arrange 10 brown M&M's in a triangle. For nose, arrange six brown M&M's in a triangle. Arrange remaining M&M's for a mouth. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Great Pumpkin Brownie in Taste of Home October/November 2005, p23

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"Fun, cute dessert for a Halloween themed meal."

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