DIY: Peanut Butter Pumpkins

By Jess on November 15th, 2013

with-without-food-coloring

Making these adorable and easy peanut butter pumpkins are a delicious way to celebrate Fall. They would be great to have as a part of Thanksgiving appetizers or meals, too! I can only imagine that they could be made using almond or other nut butters, too! Kids could get into the fun to make them.

What You’ll Need (makes 12 pumpkins): 

• ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
• ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
• orange (or red & yellow to mix) food coloring  (optional)
• 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
• wax paper
• toothpicks
• mini pretzels

Directions:

  1. Mix together the butter and peanut butter
  2. Add the vanilla and 2-3 drops of orange or a drop of red and drop of yellow (they look great without the coloring, too, if you opt for that.  See picture above.)
  3.  Slowly add in the confectioners’ sugar with a spatula until the consistency is fairly thick
  4.  Divide the mixture into 12 balls (or less if you want larger pumpkins), then roll them into balls and place on wax paper
  5. Make creases and shape the pumpkins with a toothpick
  6. Break apart the mini pretzels and put a piece into each pumpkin as its “stem”

Eat the pumpkins alone or with pretzels!  Thanks to Fossil Blog for the idea :)