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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  • Gretchen says:

    I don’t bake specifically for Halloween, but I am always making something pumpkin or apple the entire month of October. These pumpkin patties look very good.

  • Colleen says:

    Oh these look so yummy!

  • Jessica C. says:

    Not unless I’m going to a party. But the Funfetti holiday mixes are always fun 🙂

  • Ilan says:

    Of course! BTW those look awesome 🙂

  • MICHELE E says:

    What don’t I bake, mini pumpkin hand pies, all kinds of candies, cupcakes, popcorn’s, cookie and cakes. It is our FAVORITE holiday and we do it up right !

  • Joy C. says:

    I don’t bake specifically for Halloween – but I make a TON of fall treats – all things pumpkin and apple! What an awesome giveaway!

  • Jen says:

    Such a fun idea!

  • Terri C says:

    Always! Bake for every reason I can think off!

  • Hana Bradt says:

    Yes.. I love pumpkin everything for Halloween/fall! Plus both my kids have bdays in October. 😉

  • Joy S. says:

    I love baking for any occasion:)

  • Julie M. ~ The Little Red Shop says:

    Yummm…thank you!!! Pumpkin and chocolate are such a dreamy combination.

    : )

    Julie M.

  • Tina M says:

    Yes with a little help from my Grandchildren..They love to make pumpkin cookies..

  • lindsay says:

    I love to bake pumpkin stuff for halloween, decorating cookies too!

  • deb young says:

    I do bake for Halloween, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin pound cake, Halloween bark.

  • Jennifer hillman says:

    Yes we always do Halloween sugar cookies and then I usually bring a Halloween snack to Mops. Pumpkin bars this year!

  • Karen says:

    I didn’t used to, but I’ve gotten so inspired by my favorite bloggers (like you) that I’m thinking my children should skip trick-or-treating since they’ve already gotten enough sugar!!!

  • Amira says:

    ABSOLUTELY!!! My girls and I love to bake and take treats to the neighbors and family.

  • Debbie says:

    I love this time of year with all things pumpkin – but why do I wait until now to enjoy it? lol

  • Alyssa B says:

    I usually bake one fun Halloween thing for myself. If I go to a party then I get to bake more!

  • Angela Koury says:

    Every holiday I bake! Gotta love Halloween! Great excuse to eat sweets!

  • Diane (createdbydiane) says:

    these look yummy, and yes a little goes a long way with pumpkin extract, LOVE that stuff. These pumpkin patties are so pretty, love the color inside!

    • Diane (createdbydiane) says:

      and yes I bake for Halloween, I’m baking pumpkin shaped cookies today to decorate them just in time!

  • buttercream bakehouse says:

    Heck yeah! I bake everyday all day but make special desserts just for Halloween for the kiddos.

  • Amanda S says:

    I do bake for Halloween – our 2.5 year old and I made sugar cookies with her friend. We then decorated them (with your icing recipe!) and she sprinkled all sorts of sprinkles on much that the cookies have an odd “crunch” when you first bite in!

  • Shelby says:

    I do bake for Halloween! I just made decorated sugar cookies today! Pumpkins and Frankenstein faces!

  • sarah reyna says:

    sometimes. i usually try to avoid the baking and do some sweets that dont necessarily need baking…but if im in the mood i make cupcakes and mini chocolate chip cookies for the kids