2. Pumpkin Brownies
Pumpkin Brownies are, in appearance only, the fall-themed treat in Little Debbie’s lineup, though they admittedly skew Halloween more than any of the other cupcakes. For what it’s worth, if I had one in my candy bag as a kid I would have been thrilled, good for Little Debbie for leaning into the vacation potential here.
These are not pumpkin flavored – pumpkin refers to the shape and stamped frosting only. Beyond their looks, they’re a lot like Little Debbie’s other brownie treats: Cosmic Brownies, which are sprinkled with little crunchy chocolate candy pieces, and Nut-Topped Fudge Brownies, which are no longer made ( but there is one petition to bring them back that you can sign, if you feel so moved).
Although I grew up enjoying crunchy chocolate candies and nuts, I always scraped them off the Little Debbie brownie before taking a bite. Why? I do not know. Maybe crunch just isn’t something I want or need in my brownie experience. Either way, that makes these brownies a home run for me. There’s nothing to scratch, they’re totally festive, and they’re delicious.