Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pumpkin Brownies

I was watching an episode of Hungry Girl on Food Network the other day and she made these absolutely yummy looking fudgey-brownies using a can of pumpkin, some peanut butter, light chocolate syrup and a box of brownie mix. It's not the first time I'd thought of trying this recipe, but seeing her eat them and hearing her talk about how wonderful they tasted, well it made me have to try making them.

I didn't have any chocolate syrup, so I mixed the brownie mix and pumpkin.

Next I added 2TBS of melted peanut butter to the batter and made it all pretty.

Baked at 350 for about 40min.

Don't they look yummy?

So. Not. Yummy. They weren't terrible, but they didn't taste like any brownie I've ever eaten. They had a weird(pumkin, no doubt) flavor that I just could not get past. I wonder if the chocolate syrup would have eliminated some of the pumpkin flavor?  Looking at the photo I can almost hear them saying "I'm not what I pretend to be".

They weren't for me, but that doesn't mean it's a bad Vegan Husband loved  them!


Patty said...

I still haven't seen her show, just the commercials, (even though I can relate to the title, but I bet I would have made these if I saw her do it. Then again, i don't know about pumpkin and chocolate. I like both but not sure if I'd like them together. Have you made anything else of hers? Are her recipes lower in fat?

Patty said...

I miss reading your blog.

Britt said...

That is a good idea to put pumpkin into the brownies. At least you try new things, and admit when they don't taste good!! They look good, even if they didn't taste too good!!

Anonymous said...

I saw this episode just the other day. I ran out and bought the brownie mix (though I probably should not have bought the chocolate chunk mix). I DID add the chocolate syrup. They were pretty tasty. I shared them with friends and they liked them too.