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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  • Christina says:

    I love to bake when I get the chance! My favorite thing to bake is banana bread because it’s so simple and yummy to snack on!


  • Tiffanie says:

    Yes. My kids love sugar cookie shapes for any holiday to decorate. We did bats just the other day.

  • Stephanie says:

    I love Halloween and decorating for it, and trying new scary treats. Thanks for the chance to win this scray treat.

  • Andrea says:

    This is such a cute prize giveaway. I love Halloween-themed treats!

  • Joanne says:

    Such a fabulous idea! I love how easy these are!

  • deede says:

    My grandsons help me make Halloween cookies–mostly ghosts and jack-o-lanterns. It’s so much fun!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Jamie says:

    Sugar Cookies shaped like pumpkins!

  • Laurie says:

    These look so delicious! And nice giveaway 🙂

  • Kristen says:

    What a fun idea. My girls LOVE peppermint patties, so I’m going to try that recipe first. Thanks for sharing and love the pics!

  • Jessica says:

    Yes and I love it! I even started a new tradition. We bake small things 3 days leading up to halloween and then we bake a halloween cake!

    So much fun!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    I love to bake cupcakes for Halloween! These pumpkin patties are just so adorable, and I’m sure delicious too!

  • Nicole Lillie Stewart says:

    I bake every holiday, Halloween most certainly is my favorite. I love the pumpkin spicy flavors, and the excuse to do sweets!

  • Niki A says:

    I have baked a number of pumpkin/apple/fall goodies so far. Depending on whether we’re stuck inside from Frankenstorm, we might try to bake some to get through the day.

  • Ashley L says:

    I can’t believe how delicious these look! A must try for holiday treats!

  • Paige says:


  • Chelsi says:

    I love to bake cookies and cupcakes for halloween!

  • Mandi P says:

    Love pumpkin everything this time of year!

  • Melissa says:

    These sound awesome. Going to have to ode the pumpkin extract.

  • Christine says:

    I love seeing new pumpkin recipes every fall, this one looks very original 🙂

    • Christine says:

      Yes! I bake all year long!

  • Tammy says:

    I love to bake cupcakes at Halloween…… I just end up eating most of them so I don’t do it as often as I should.

  • Nichole says:

    I love baking for the holidays! I’ll have to try this recipe! Thankee!

  • kay says:

    Looks amazing!

  • Mac says:

    I love holiday baking! I made pumpkin bread today, and just this past weekend, I made spider web cookies with my nephew.

  • Alyscia Needham says:

    I bake for the fall season and beyond to new year! I love pumpkin chocolate chip muffins to start off October. Depending on if I am around kids, we will make some quirky little themed halloween goods. I did the whole “pumpkin to pumpkin pie” from a local pumpkin patch adventure. Looking forward to trying this recipe!

  • Rose says:

    Halloween is all about candy for me but fall in general is when I get into the baking mood.