Chocolate Pumpkin Patties

filed under: Candy on October 23, 2012

Have you ever made homemade Peppermint Patties?  I did for the first time last year, and man are they easy.  And SO delicious.  Because of my great love for these delectable palate cleansers, I decided to give them a fun twist!


Chocolate Pumpkin Patties
Prep Time
30 mins
29 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Have you ever made homemade Peppermint Patties? I did for the first time last year, and man are they easy. And SO delicious. Because of my great love for these delectable palate cleansers, I decided to give them a fun twist!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Pumpkin Patties
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 c powder sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin extract*
  • McCormicks Red Food Coloring
  • McCormicks Yellow Food Coloring
  • 3 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. shortening
  1. Place sweetened condensed milk, powder sugar, 6 drops of McCormicks red food coloring, 9 drops of
  2. McCormicks yellow food coloring, and pumpkin extract into mixer.
  3. Start on slow and let all ingredients blend together. If mixer seems to struggle, you can go up one speed.
  4. Once powder sugar is mostly incorporated you can increase speed until mixture is fully combined.
  5. Take a heaping tablespoon and roll it into a ball. Place on baking sheet. My baking sheet fit about 24.
  6. Take a glass and press each ball down into a flat disc.
  7. Do this to all the pumpkin mixture and then place in the freezer for 15-30 minutes.
  8. Place semi-sweet chocolate into a microwave safe container and melt chocolate in 30-second increments, stirring well after each 30-second interval. When chocolate is mostly melted (some chunks can remain) add in shortening. Place back in microwave for 15-30 seconds.

  9. Remove one tray of pumpkin discs from freezer. Place one disc on fork and dip into thin chocolate mixture. Let excess chocolate fall back into bowl and then place chocolate covered pumpkin disc on parchment lined baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes (or an hour at room temperature) and enjoy!

  10. *Purchased Pumpkin Extract from King Arthur Flour

chocolate pumpkin candy



pumpkin chocolate candy

I found the extract at King Arthur Flour.  This is not your mama’s extract, and really pacts a punch!  They recommend using 1/8 to 1/4 tsp in baking and I totally agree.

pumpkin chocolates

For as easy as these are to make, you would not believe how decadent they taste.


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  • Susan says:

    I just got done making mummy and ghost cupcakes. What’s fall without baking?

  • lynn says:

    I am entering your chocolate cake with ganache and pumpkin whip cream frosting in a contest tomorrow. I will let you know how it turns out!

  • Tina says:

    I don’t usually have time to bake for Halloween.

  • Emily says:

    At least one treat! And almost always has something to do with pumpkin 🙂

  • Kristi says:

    yes!! last year we made homemade snickers!

  • Becky says:

    I love to bake! We make cut-out sugar cookies in Fall shapes. 🙂

  • Charlotte says:

    Oh my! Thank you so much for the great recipe! So fast and easy to make… I made those with almond extract instead of pumpkin extract… and they were YUMMY! (notice the past tense…) I love your blog! 🙂

  • ClaireD says:

    What a brilliant idea – am making these to serve after dinner on Thanksgiving!

    • Amanda says:

      So now, I think THAT is a brilliant idea! 🙂

  • Teela says:

    Because I’ve just my 59th move in 59yrs. (*married to a preacher/coach and my dad was a preacher) I’m just too tired to decorate our home we just moved into 4 months ago. So, I’m headed straight to Christmas. I gave my beautiful 9 1/2ft. Christmas tree away, so found a little white naked tree at Goodwill for $6. So here I am in an unfinished house w/company coming Sunday and then it will be a steady stream of company for the Holidays. I just found your website and LOVE it.
    My ?Question:
    I would LOVE to make these peppermint patties for Christmas but would love the inside to be red and have a kick to them. Any suggestions????
    I’m looking for easy (bt look expensive and elegant) recipes for the Holidays.
    Any suggestions???
    Thank you for sharing your lovely ideas with us.
    Wishing you a blessed Season where we celebrate our Lord!

    • Amanda says:

      You can make the peppermint patties and just add red food coloring! 🙂 May your day be blessed~

  • Blessedmama says:

    Oh, those look fantastic!!

  • lapiubelladitutte says:

    I so want to eat them all, they do look delicious but I don;t think I could bake them, at least not yet!!

  • vanillasugarblog says:

    I just adore you and your fabulous blog.
    (I know I’m just now getting around to commenting–bad)

  • Mel says:

    If anyone finds pumpkin essence in Australia, please let me know!