Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
Are you team chocolate or team pumpkin? This is a debate we have often in my home. You? If you come to my house in the fall, you better have your armor on because you are entering a war zone.
When it comes to football, I am a UGA or Tennessee Vols fan, while he is a Wolverine fan through and through. The divide does not stop at football either. It carries over into our taste buds too.
The Best Of Both Worlds
I would rather poke my eye out than to live without chocolate. My husband could care less if he ever ate chocolate again! I am team chocolate and my husband and daughter are team pumpkin.
How do I make peace and wave the proverbial white flag? I make my Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies! We may be on opposing sides when it comes to football. When it comes to our sweet tooth, this recipe gives us the best of both worlds.
Perfectly Balanced Flavors
These Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies are so easy to make. The pumpkin and chocolate flavors are not screaming to compete with each other.
The flavors work super well together, so everyone is happy. They travel well, so they are the perfect tailgating dessert. This dessert goes perfectly with my Slow Cooker Chuck Roast Chili. Yum!!!
Make Plenty To Share
For her robotics team at school, Caitlin always signs me up to bring the dessert! They are meeting this coming weekend and guess what I am bringing?
Of course, I will make two batches so my husband and I can enjoy them as well. So, on the food front, I will raise my white flag, because I this recipe blurs the lines between the two teams. When it comes to football? GAME ON!!
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tbs. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 chocolate brownie mix
- 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium-low until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the sugar and beat on medium speed until fluffy, a few minutes, scraping the bowl and paddle once or twice to make sure the mixture is completely smooth. Beat in the salt and spices until combined, then the egg and vanilla extract. Peel the paper towels off of the pumpkin puree and add it in, scraping the bowl and paddle again, until the mixture is well blended. Place the cheesecake batter in the refrigerator.
- Prepare brownies according to the package directions. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips. Spread into a well greased 8x8 baking dish. Add your pumpkin cheesecake mixture.
- Bake according to directions on brownie box. Brownies are done when toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool. Melt the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave with 1 tsp. vegetable oil. Mix well. Drizzle over your brownies. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Are you team pumpkin or team chocolate? What is your favorite fall dessert?
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Brandy saysOctober 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm
Those sound absolutely delicious! I love cheesecake and brownies so putting them together is like a dream come true.
Mitch saysOctober 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm
These look great! They look delicious! My issue would be with the double chocolate chips, I would be tempted to do quadruple!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysOctober 5, 2016 at 1:06 pm
I can’t even tell you how many of these I’m going to eat when I make them. Wait. Yes I can. All of them. I’m going to eat all of them.
Colleen Lanin saysOctober 5, 2016 at 1:07 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this! I am going to have a very happy family this weekend.
Pam Wattenbarger saysOctober 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm
I like pumpkin, but I’m on team chocolate with you! I don’t think I could live without it. These brownies look amazing. I love cheesecake brownies!
Chavonne Harvey saysOctober 5, 2016 at 4:19 pm
What a good idea for a brownie. I like the double layer, really creative. Pumpkin and chocolate yum! Perfect treats for fall.
Jennifer saysOctober 5, 2016 at 4:53 pm
YUM! These look amazing! I’ll admit, I was really hesitant about the pumpkin & chocolate combination up until last year, but after trying it once, I was hooked! It’s now one of my favorites. I’m going to have to make these!
Catherine S saysOctober 5, 2016 at 5:19 pm
These brownies look so yummy. I am always looking for new pumpkin recipes. Thanks for sharing.
Reesa Lewandowski saysOctober 5, 2016 at 6:59 pm
I literally just made brownies and then made pumpkin pie bars. This is those combined! Delicious.
Tara saysOctober 5, 2016 at 7:11 pm
Oh my gosh, these look amazing. I love that they are a combination of two of my favorite desserts, cheesecake and brownies.
Marcie W. saysOctober 5, 2016 at 7:31 pm
Goodness these look amazing! I am a fan of both chocolate and pumpkin, so I am so thankful I do not have to choose between the two when enjoying this delicious dessert.
Seattle Travel Blogger saysOctober 5, 2016 at 8:15 pm
We are definitely team chocolate in our household.
But these definitely good enough to give a try – thanks!
Vera Sweeney saysOctober 5, 2016 at 8:24 pm
These brownies sound amazing!! I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate together, perfect fall treat to bake.
Theresa saysOctober 5, 2016 at 9:03 pm
What an awesome way to combine two amazing flavors! This would go over really well at our annual Halloween party. If I could keep my hands off them after baking that is 😉
Ann Bacciaglia saysOctober 5, 2016 at 9:11 pm
OMG these Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies look amazing. I will have to make some for dessert this week. I am sure my family will love them.
gingermommyrants saysOctober 5, 2016 at 9:12 pm
Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make these this weekend.
Lisa Bristol saysOctober 5, 2016 at 9:13 pm
I am always looking for new dessert recipes to try. I love pumpkin. I am excited to give these a try.
Kathy saysOctober 5, 2016 at 9:27 pm
Those look amazing. I love brownies as well as cheesecake. The two of them together must taste great.
Kita Bryant saysOctober 5, 2016 at 10:43 pm
These look amazing! I adore cheesecake, any kind!
Jennifer saysOctober 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm
The amount of pumpkin recipes I have saved to try this fall is getting so long! I have not come across anything like this though – very cool idea.
Crystal saysOctober 6, 2016 at 12:58 am
Ok, I will start my updated healthy eating plan AFTER I make those. Oh my goodness, they look fantastic. All my favorite flavors in one bite.
Kiwi saysOctober 6, 2016 at 2:28 am
These are just in time for Fall. I love cheesecake but this would be Fall heaven in my mouth!
Foodie Finds Home saysOctober 6, 2016 at 7:00 am
How about team both? I am a firm believer that you can’t go wrong with pumpkin and chocolate. These sweet treats look amazing!
Toni | BoulderLocavore.com saysOctober 6, 2016 at 7:48 am
Oh wow! I need to make these brownies before pumpkin season is over! So yummy!
Jeanine saysOctober 6, 2016 at 9:28 am
These look incredible. i’ve never had pumpkin before so adding pumpkin to my favorite sweet is a great idea. Perfect way to give them a try!
Shell saysOctober 6, 2016 at 11:23 am
These look so yummy! I’m more team chocolate, but I have lots of pumpkin fans in my house.
Gabriel saysOctober 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm
How did I not think of these first? CHeesecake with a brownie crust? Sounds perfect to me.
Ourfamilyworld saysOctober 7, 2016 at 2:45 am
Wow, this really looks so nice. We will try this soon, very interesting combination.
Janell Poulette saysOctober 7, 2016 at 10:29 am
I am definitely team chocolate, however I do love to dabble in pumpkin a little in the fall. I love brownies and my husband loves cheesecake, so id say this dessert will be a win in this house!
Jimmy Arcade saysNovember 11, 2016 at 3:26 am
I think I can find a way to veganify these. They sound good!
mycraftingworld saysJuly 17, 2017 at 6:48 am
I am with you about chocolate. My family does not care for pumpkin too much. I will save the recipe for the occasion when I need some with pumpkin
mycraftingworld saysAugust 13, 2017 at 6:22 am
I have been requested to make this after I showed it to my son. So I will be trying it very soon. I am not a fan of pumpkin so I hope it turns out so that I will eat some too.
mycraftingworld saysJanuary 5, 2018 at 6:54 am
I made this and everyone loved it. It is very rich so we won’t have it that often but it is good.