for the boxed brownie mix, i chose the kodiak cakes big bear brownies. initially, i was drawn to the name of this brand, but the ingredient list is wonderful too (100% whole wheat flour, all natural dark chocolate chips). i was supposed to add 1 stick of butter, 2 eggs, 2 tbsp oil + 2 tbsp water to the dry mix, but i had other plans (a 15 oz. can of pumpkin can be used as a tasty and nutritious substitution for most wet ingredients in recipes)!
salted caramel pumpkin brownie
1 box of brownie mix
1 egg, or two if the batter is not moist enough
15 oz. can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!!!)
a few soft caramels or caramel sauce
pink himalayan sea salt
for a different take on these pumpkin brownies: omit the caramel + sea salt and add cinnamon, chopped walnuts + top with vanilla ice cream!