Decadent Chocolate Fudge & Pumpkin layer bars

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With Thanksgiving upon us- I am trying to break outta the mold with my pumpkin dishes.

Is there anything better than ooey gooey thick rich chocolate fudge?

Is there anything better than a velvety creamy pumpkin pie slice?

YES!  The marriage of both of them!

Decadent Chocolate Fudge & Pumpkin Layer Bars

(adapted from How Sweet it is)

9×13 pan

brownie layer

1/2 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 1/4 cups sugar

10 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 325 F.

In a small bowl, beat eggs and vanilla and set aside.

In a double boiler, add butter, cocoa, sugar and salt. Mix until the mixture becomes a batter –this will take some time….let it do its thing….it will all come together.

Remove the bowl from heat and whisk in the egg mixture (very slowly while whisking, so you don’t have scrambled eggs!) until combined. Stir in flour until batter is smooth, then pour in baking dish.

Remove from oven and let cool completely

pumpkin layer

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 large egg

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup egg nog

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a bowl, whisk together sugars and egg until smooth.

Add in pumpkin and spice, again mixing until combine. Finish by adding in heavy cream & eggnog stirring until everything is mixed, then pour on top of the cooled brownie layer and spread evenly with a spatula. Bake for 10 minutes  then reduce heat to 325 degrees F and bake for 18-20 minutes or until pumpkin layer is set. Let cool completely (ideally overnight, HA HA HA good luck with that !) then slice and serve.

Another wonderful way to bring these two guilty pleasures together!

Happy almost Turkey Day!  I have to get back to cooking!

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