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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

pillows of pumpkiny love.

or, how to undo your workout/diet in 10 easy steps.

really, y'all, if you like pumpkin, chocolate & easy-peasy baking all rolled into one, then this recipe is for you. i can't take credit for it. i owe my undying love for these pumpkin puff balls to the shabby princess. it's all her fault.

seriously, though. this is the perfect bite of comfort, especially once the weather gets a bit cooler, you need a quick snack or you're just feeling sorry for yourself & are craving something loaded with carbs & chocolate {totally my reason for baking them today}.

that's all you need. three ingredients: a box of spice cake mix, a can {15 ounces} of pumpkin - NOT the pie filling - and some chocolate chips. before you start, just preheat your oven to 350 degrees {i have a gas oven & this temperature seems to work best for me}.

combine your ingredients into a bowl. i don't measure the chocolate chips...i just dump. and, if you can't tell from the picture, i used a combination of milk chocolate morsels & semi-sweet morsels. some of the milk chocolate morsels melted so they clumped together...bonus! {for what it's worth, i prefer semi-sweet over milk chocolate any day.}

mix, mix, mix. stir, stir, stir. the pumpkin filling will work its magic with the cake mix. you don't need oil, butter, eggs, applesauce, sour cream, mayonnaise or anything thing else that you might put into a cake. really, you don't.

drop them onto ungreased baking sheets. you can use a tablespoon, but i use a cookie scoop. also, i don't flatten them. i leave them mounded. and, i apologize now for my dirty oven.

bake them at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. your oven might require you to bake these little gems a bit longer. once baked, transfer them to a cooling rack. but, don't wait for them to cool. they are so damn good enjoyed warm & fresh from the oven.

seriously, they are gooey, moist & soft. oh, and don't be surprised if they disappear quickly. you really can't just east one.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's official....I am dumping the brownies and making these!! Yummmm....what a great way to start the fall season off right!!


Sep 7, 2011, 4:33:00 PM  
Blogger Beach Bum & Baby said...

Damn you.

I have been trying to PUSH these out of my head because I made them 3,284 last year and 7,858 the year before (roughly, of course).

Now I want some like woah.


Sep 7, 2011, 5:17:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I admit I've never had anything pumpkin (that I can remember). I think I'd like pumpkin, just haven't found anything I wanted to try. Maybe I should try these!

Sep 7, 2011, 5:43:00 PM  
Blogger ~Holly~ said...

OMGoodness!!! These I've got to try!!! Thanks girl!! :)

Sep 7, 2011, 6:25:00 PM  
Blogger RAY J said...

Those look sooooo good! I'm hoping Little Man will like pumpkin flavored stuff because my husband doesn't so there's no point for me to make stuff like this or pumpkin pie because right now I'm the only one in our house that'll eat it =(

Sep 8, 2011, 3:04:00 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'll be making these, pronto!

Sep 8, 2011, 9:58:00 AM  
Blogger Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I am bookmarking this right now! the pumpkin is healthy! ;) and the semi-sweet chocolate chiops (which I prefer too) are probably pretty healthy too :-)

Sep 8, 2011, 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger Wiz said...

I am totally making these this weekend, but I am adding icing!

Hey, I'm pregnant!

Sep 8, 2011, 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger The Morrows said...

I am trying these....ASAP!
Thanks for sharing!

Sep 8, 2011, 2:08:00 PM  

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