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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 135.3
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 278.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Pumpkin Brownies

Submitted by: AMYKAREENA
Pumpkin Brownies

Introduction

The easiest brownies you'll ever make! The easiest brownies you'll ever make!
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
    1 devil's food cake mix
    2 tablespoons water

Directions

Coat 13x9 pan with cooking spray

Mix canned pumpkin into cake mix. Add a little water as needed- batter is suppose to be thick. Pour into greased pan & bake for about 30mins. When inserted, knife or toothpick should come out clean.

You can spice this up by adding a tsp vanilla or chocolate chips or nuts- but make sure you add in the extra calories! :)






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  • Incredible!
    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I thought that this recipe was excellent! I did add 1 tsp. of vanilla and about 5 tbs. of water to the recipe but they came out great!! I used low fat devil's good cake mix so I got 18 brownies out of the batch for 106 calories per brownie!!! - 4/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
    This is the 2nd time I've made these. The first time was with the box mix and they were really pumpkinny. The 2nd time was so much better! I used Giradelli's ultimate brownie mix, 2T water, 1/2t real vanilla at 325 for 35 min. I couldn't taste the pumpkin this time!!! Sinfully delicious & real moist - 4/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    These are fantastic, I have also made them with spice cake, i added 1/2 c water and made 24 muffins, less then a 100 calories. Going to try other cake mixes also. - 4/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I used actual brownie mix because i didn't like the cake texture from the orginal recipe. VERY GOOD! - 4/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe. It's very similar to Hungry Girl's recipe but she adds no water, cooks at 400 for 20 minutes and makes them into muffins. My favorite version of this is using butter pecan cake mix with pumpkin, absolutely fabulous!! - 4/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Made these tonight and they are so good! I used Pillsburry but next time I am using Duncan Hines Devils food (my favorite). I forgot to add vanilla but they were so good! I baked them at 340 degress for 25 mins. next time I'll go only 20 mins so they are more fudgy. Definitely a keeper! - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Ok so you think the first bite is going to taste like pumpkin, but to your taste buds, it taste like a very delicious and moist brownie! It's the best kept secret! Who would have thought this would make these incredible tasting brownies! Bravo! Thumbs up from me. - 4/7/09

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  • O.K.
    6 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I made this and was really disappointed, esp. after reading all the fabulous reviews. (So it must just be me.) But I thought they were bland and tasteless and just needed "something" (like maybe oil and eggs, hahahaha)? I would not make this again. - 4/18/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Perfectly satisfying! Added some cinnamon to the mix, I am big fan of Mexican chocolate, it was just the right touch. Super yum! - 4/16/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It has more of a cake-like texture and you really can't taste the pumpkin. My lil son was shocked that there was pumpkin in them! He said, "But they're so chocolatey, Mum!" He definitely wants me to make them again! So, Mum tested and kid approved! Thank you! ^^ - 4/18/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this recipe! I never thought about trying a chocolate cake mix. I like to mix a 15 oz. can of pumpkin into a carrot cake mix (NO water added). These two ingredients makes wonderful Pumpkin Cookies! A few chocolate chips thrown in and I'm instantly my grandson's favorite grammy!!! - 4/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    very tasty!! I used Duncan Hines reduced sugar cake mix... divine! - 4/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE these! My son can taste the difference so I am going to add a few chocolate chips to sweeten the deal for his. The spice cake mix and pumpkin also makes a wonderful muffin! - 4/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have been making this recipe for a about 4 years. (Now, I don't put fudge frosting on them!) Adding a little more water, about 10 oz and beating it longer, it comes out more cake like. It does work VERY well with carrot cake mix, too. - 4/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I would consider this cake, rather than brownies and I served it with a whipped topping. - 4/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I have made them twice now. 1st time, I used Reduced Sugar Devils food Cake & cooked at 325 for 20 minutes, they were a little gooey (fudgy) but A+! 2nd time, I used regular Devils Food Mix & baked at 325 for 30 minutes. This time a little more dry & cake like. Try cooking for 25 min. - 4/18/09

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  • O.K.
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I was disappointed that you couldn't really taste the pumpkin. It was fun to try, but I wouldn't eat it again. - 4/11/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe for cake-like treat! DW likes pumpkin, but it was too masked by the chocolate. Will take recommendation to use spice cake mix, or white cake. Maybe a little cinnamon or nutmeg. Also, might try brownie mix instead of cake. Great ideas, great recipe. Thanks! - 11/9/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've made these before with with white cake mix. I like the idea of using the spice cake mix too. I love pumpkin and am always looking for new ways to use it. - 10/25/09

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used brownie mix instead of cake mix. it was better when it was warm right out the oven. I have had similiar brownies that use pureed black beans instead of pumpkin. I like the pumpkin better. - 5/10/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    A little tip I like when using chocolate cake and brownie mixes-in place of the water-use equal amount of cold brewed coffee-this recipe would be good as a mexican style brownie with a litte cinnamon and chili powder for kick. - 5/5/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is great.....used diet coke instead of water. - 5/1/09

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  • Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    pretty good to kill a chocolate craving. very cake like consistency, tasted a little like the old "snackwells" brownies. kids loved these...but somehow they tasted a bit off to me... - 4/26/09

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  • Bad
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    not sure what I did wrong, but these leave an aftertaste and are not very good. I'm going to try again with the spice cake and hope for better results - 4/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just tried these brownies with spice cake. I added a little bit of vanilla too and it was a hit with the whole family! :) thanks! - 4/22/09

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made these and they were pretty good. I think I added too much water. Also I wasn't sure if you were to cook as the box instructed or at a different temperature. Altogether they were good but tasted like diet food to me. - 4/21/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was actually very good and I was surprised at how much my kids liked them...anything to get them to eat more fruits, thanks! - 4/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've made these before with low fat brownie mix and they are moist and incredible. They taste like pumpkin though so if you don't like pumpkin it's not for you. - 4/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made these for my father-in-law (he is very ill and a diabetic) who loves chocolate. They were a hit. - 4/19/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    my 6 year old devoured these! What a sneaky way for him to get some vitamin A. I shared them at work and had to share the recipe. I added 1 tbsp vanilla and 3 tbsp water because my mix looked too dry. - 4/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Deliscious!!! I served them warm with frozen yogurt. It was a great treat. My kids love them! - 4/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have been making these for awhile and I love them. I add no water and make sure that I don't over cook. Take them out before the toothpick is clean and they are so moist and wonderful! - 4/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this using Ghiardelli brownie mix and they were a big hit with both my husband and I. The pumpkin made them very moist and chewy. I did taste more of the pumpkin than I thought I would, but it wasn't overpowering. I would definately make these again. - 12/2/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    For those of you who gave these four or five stars are you serious???? You have to be really really REALLY craving chocolate on your diet. These were Horrible!! How can you say you don't taste the pumpkin? I had to throw the whole pan away not even my grandson who loves chocolate would eat it! AWFUL - 5/19/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made these with vanilla and a little bit of cinnamon and you can't taste any chocolate AT ALL. It tastes like rubbery pumpkin bars. - 1/14/11

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was so excited to try this recipe but was very dissappointed. It seemed simple, but the texture of the brownies were flat and rubbery. I threw the pan out. - 11/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The recipe box called for 1 1/4 cup of water... I added enough water to match the consistency of cake batter, which could have been about 3/4 -1 cup. I also added 1 cup of mini chocolate chips. These brownies were very moist and wonderful. Next time I may add more pumpkin and vanilla. - 11/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe knowing full well that I was going to get groans and complaints because it is low cal.But to my surprise, everyone loved it! I used a carrot cake mix minus the additions,2 tbsp water,1 tsp vanilla,1 can pumpkin and 1/2 c butterscotch chips. It was heavenly.Serve warm w/ cool whip - 11/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I changed this quite a bit. Used yellow cake mix,added 1/4 t nutmeg,1/4 t cinn.,1 t vanilla,2T water,and pumpkin. Cooked in a 9x13 pan at 325 F for 35 min.
    This was a terrific cake! Will certainly make again!! - 11/2/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved these so much that I tried ANOTHER cake mix to add with the pumpkin. I used Spice Cake mix and added a little pumpkin pie spice to it. MmmMmmm!!! = ) It's delicious!! The Spice Cake, I added a little water, the Devil's food, I only added about a tsp of vanilla extract. PERFECT!! - 7/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy, Yummy, Yummy. My husband who is not into "good for you" food, loved them! It was super easy to make also! - 4/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is soo delicious! I used brownie mix and added a handful of chocolate chips. The batter was very thick so I used one egg as well. Amazing :) - 4/24/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    im waiting for it to cool off and im putting creamcheese frosting on it! - 4/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My whole family LOVED these! - 4/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a pretty brownie. I did think it was missing a litle bit of something but can't put my finger on it. I added the vanilla as suggested in another post. I had to use a smaller pan than recommended but it still turned out pretty good. - 4/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are so moist they won't hardly stay on the fork! Not exactly brownie texture, next time won't cook as long to try for a more "brownie" feel. - 4/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are sooooo good!! And pumpkin is one of the orange veggies that are so good for you, too, as well as adding fiber to the brownies. I added about 1 tsp vanilla, and a little bit of pumpkin pie spice -- gave it a little kick! I'll make this again and again! - 4/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummy. i used about 6 tbsp, of water. trying it with spice cake mix tomorrow. - 4/15/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    More like chocolate cake than brownies. If you are craving brownies, this will not curb the craving, but if you simply want chocolate this is great! - 4/13/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tasty! Although they are not brownie texture, more like cake. I baked mine in a mini-muffin tin. You can't taste the pumpkin. My picky 10-year old loved them! - 4/12/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to make and tasty. My teenager liked the taste. Thanks! - 4/10/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are very good! Even my picky daughter is eating them. She says they are definitely fat free but good. I used a reduced fat cake mix and the pumpkin, 1 tsp of vanilla and 2 tsp water. I baked them at 325 for 30 min. I was afraid they had cooked too long but they came out well. - 4/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very delish! I made mine in cupcake form, just the right amount of subtle sweetness. I also used a part Splenda box mix - mine came out to be 105 cal/each. - 4/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is the first thing I have made out of all the recipes and it is WONDERFUL! - 4/8/09

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Not sure what went wrong but we didn't love them. They had a weird texture. I used reduced sugar cake mix and added about 4 tbs. water. Hmmmmm? - 4/6/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The recipe doesn't say the temperature at which to bake them. - 4/5/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed these tremendously. The kids loved them too....gotta love that. - 4/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely awesome. I never even thought about pumpkin. It's amazingly good. I think I'll try the spice cake next too. :) - 4/4/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    delicious; my family never knew they had pumpkin! - 4/2/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make these all of the time! They are wonderful! You can also find a sugar free cake mix and that cuts the calories even more! - 4/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I had to try these. They are a keeper!!!! - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I was a little weary about these, But after I made them, O my goodness, they were the best. I can't wait to share them with my skinny friends !!! - 3/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love these...very different. - 3/28/09

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! - 3/27/09

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  • This is my first time, well I will try again using some spice cake. My husband like it, that is a plus!!! - 8/4/14

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  • It is also very good with spice cake. Just made a batch. Delicious - 7/7/14

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  • These were pretty good. I added 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp vinegar. It was hard to stir, so the next time I might add a bit more liquid. I cut the pieces much smaller than the suggested size, so less calories!! :) Thanks for sharing! - 5/24/14

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  • This is an excellent alternative to a regular brownie. I added 1/2 TBSP of vanilla to the batter, baked them at 350 for 25 minutes, and they came out perfect. They have more of a cake texture than a real brownie, but I like them that way. I cut them into 16 pieces for 112 calories a piece. - 1/20/14

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  • Very good, made into cupcakes, got 21, and topped with a small amount of whipped topping. For a Thanksgiving dessert, i'll make these with a cake mix other than chocolate (butter pecan, or spice) and top with a mixture of lowfat cream cheese and lite whipped topping. My husband loved them too. - 11/24/13

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  • I added walnuts, a nice addition. Also, while still warm from the oven, I tried a serving with sugar-free Cool Whip. Yum! - 10/20/13

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  • I used brownie mix and they were still cake-like. I'm not into cakey brownies. The pumpkin makes these extremely moist, unfortunately I didn't detect any pumpkin flavor. That was sort of the whole point to me since subbing for pumpkin puree doesn't make much of a difference in the calories. - 10/10/13

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  • It didn't give the oven temp. I'm assuming it's 350 degrees. - 9/8/13

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  • Mine turned out like rubber? - 5/27/13

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  • Not bad, but they definitely taste "healthy", as in not equivalent to the original. But if you are craving a healthier chocolate cake, this is good. - 1/26/13

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  • It is also good with spice cake cake mix - 1/2/13

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  • 4 wwpoints plus - 10/13/12

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  • We loved these. - 10/7/12

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  • they are ok.. they are fluffy but do have a slight pumkin taste and are a little bland. the pumpkin actually takes away the chocolate taste - 8/26/12

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  • yum! Followed this one to the T and it was perfect. My family and I enjoyed this! Thanks for sharing. - 8/16/12

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  • I just made these brownies and they are the BEST THING I'VE EVER HAD. Seriously. I've never had a brownie that moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing!!! - 8/15/12

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  • I originally learned of this recipe from HUNGRY GIRL a few years ago....it's a GREAT one!
    - 7/26/12

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  • My family really liked these. Very moist. - 6/13/12

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  • I've made this before. It is delish and for someone that doesn't cook often (try NEVER!), this was so easy to make! - 5/27/12

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  • This is great to use for kids that will not eat veggies and fruit. There is some value in there. - 5/23/12

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  • This is my first successful baking attempt. I did add about 6 tbsp of water and a tbsp of imitation vanilla to the recipe. My family loved this. It was SOOO moist! I am definitely going to make this again. Next time I am gonna frost it with a can of sugar free cake frosting! - 2/24/12

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  • Simply delicious!! - 1/25/12

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  • I baked mine on 350 for 35 minutes and they turned out like cake-like brownies.. Excellent taste. Very moist. Definitly a new staple item on our desert list! - 10/27/11

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  • I just made this recipe and my husband, kids and I love them. I agree it's still more like cake but i'm ok with that. And I can taste the pumpkin- it's not overpowering but good. I also added a few pecans to the top before I baked- that was a good addition too. Just remember to add the calories.
    - 10/9/11

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  • Love this one!! Fast, easy & tasty. I also added vanilla to taste. Even the kids gobbled these up and they are the picky ones in this family :) - 9/7/11

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  • I used sugar free brownie mix, tsp vanilla, 2 tbs water, some chopped pecans and made mini muffins. 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Moist and fudgy - perfect with tall glass of milk. - 9/1/11

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  • I like these but it's really more like cake than a brownie so I think I'll try it again with a brownie mix and see how that turns out - 7/25/11

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  • WOW these are NOT GOOD! EPIC FAIL on these got one bite in and that was it. did everything the recipe asked for and it was just awful. - 7/9/11

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  • Sad to say but I was really disappointed. It looked unusual and the taste was a weird mix of chocolate/pumpkin. Also they didn't post the temperature to bake it at - I got that from the comments. Sorry - won't be making this one again. - 5/23/11

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  • My husband I really enjoyed these brownies. So moist and good- even my daughter at 13 thinks they are really good (and that is something). Thanks for something chocolately! - 5/12/11

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  • my batter was quite stiff, and they were lacking something. I will make these again but will tweak the recipe a bit. I think if I had added more water and some spices it would have been pretty tasty. - 3/25/11

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  • I am going to try these today, hope they turn out as all say they will! I made them subbed choc chip cookie mix and added one egg. They are GREAT! - 3/18/11

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  • OH MY!!! Can I rate it with a 6? It is SUPER yummy!! We used 2Tbs of water. It was so good and moist. I did not taste the pumpkin, but I wouldn't mind if I did. The kids were not wanting to try, but they all three went back for seconds. I wish I could have. :-) - 2/4/11

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  • My son loved these, husband did too, didn't even know there was pumpkin in there. - 2/1/11

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  • I made these yesterday and they are almost gone. My brother came over for a visit and he loved them. - 1/10/11

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  • My daughter really likes it... She can also bake it herself! - 12/19/10

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