Friday, October 14, 2011

Easy Halloween Treat: Peanut Butter Pumpkins

These are as delicious to eat as they are fun for you and your kids to make!


  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange gel icing color
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • mini pretzels or pretzel sticks

Creme together peanut butter, butter, vanilla and gel icing color with a mixer.  (You can use regular food coloring by combining red and yellow, but the gel coloring is very concentrated and yields the best consistency.)

Add the confectioner's sugar a small amount at a time.  The mixture will become very stiff and difficult to mix.  Use a rubber spatula to combine any of the mix that clings to the side of the bowl.

Roll 1 tablespoon at a time into a ball and make creases with the back of a butter knife.

 Kids love helping make these!  I usually give them a small amount so they can make their very own plate. {wink}
The finishing touch is to add a pretzel stem.  Mini pretzels or stick pretzels both look darling. Refrigerate  pumpkins until ready to serve. Have fun and leave me a note if you enjoyed making these!


BarbL said...

Yummo! This will be fun to do with my BIG kids. Thanks for sharing!

Patti J said...

OMG, what fun!!! Thanks for sharing!

Chelsea said...

These look very fun!

Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers said...

These are adorable! I might get them made for Thanksgiving...

If I do, may I post and credit you on my blog?

You can email me



Unknown said...

You come up with the BEST ideas!! Wished my granddaughters were closer....

Unknown said...

How long do these keep for? Can I make them in advance?