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posted: 09/22/12

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These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!
These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!

It’s fall! Halloween is coming! And one of the things that means is candy! Another thing it means is pumpkins. And better yet, when those two things combine.

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!

I came up with these little Pumpkin Treats after reading one of my favorite baking blogs, Crazy for Crust. Dorothy is crazy funny. And she loves to bake. What more could you ask for? And when I saw these adorable Caramel Apple Pretzels for the beginning of the school year, I figured I could pumpkinify them for Halloween. {One more thing about Dorothy, she is an awesome cheerleader for other blogs. I find her comments all over the bloggosphere cheering on others in their crafting, baking, and cooking. She’s pretty awesome like that.}

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!


These little candy coated pumpkins filled with pretzels and peanut butter are a perfect Halloween treat. And if you like Take Five Bars, you will love these. Even better? They are very simple to make, and only have six ingredients.

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!

Start by melting some creamy peanut butter in the microwave, not long at all, like thirty seconds. Then mix it with the same amount of powdered sugar. (Like 1/3 cup pb, 1/3 cup powdered sugar. Got it?)

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!

Resist the urge to just eat the mixture by the spoonful. Or don’t. Just make sure you have enough powdered sugar and peanut butter when you start making these for a couple “false starts.”

Now spread the mixture into the pretzels. I did this a small spoonful at a time and used the spoon to just smoosh it in there, placing the peanut butter pretzels on to wax paper.

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!

Freeze the pretzels on the wax paper for about 15 minutes. Then, working only about two pretzels at a time, take them out of the freezer and dip them in the melted orange candy coating. If your candy coating is too thick, try adding some vegetable shortening about 1/2 a teaspoon at a time until it is the desired consistency.

Before the orange coating sets, place a green candy coated sunflower seed at the top for the stem. I found mine at World Market, and they are shockingly tasty. If you can’t find them, you could use some other candy, but the sunflower seeds added the perfect flavor to this.

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!

Now, if you’d like, you can finish them off with some melted chocolate piped on (read: zip lock bag with tiny hole cut at the end).

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!

But just keep in mind that they get sad when you eat them.

These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!

I’m not above making tiny pumpkins sad though. In fact, I may or may not have made all these pumpkins sad.

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 of a cup creamy peanut butter softened
  • 1/3 of a cup of powdered sugar
  • 24 pretzels
  • 24 green candy coated sunflower seeds
  • a bag of orange candy melts
  • 1/4 of a cup melted chocolate optional

Instructions

  • Mix the softened peanut butter and powdered sugar together.
  • Spread evenly in the pretzels, setting them on wax paper.
  • Put the pretzels (on the wax paper) in the freezer for 15 minutes.  While they are setting, melt the candy melts following the instructions on the bag.
  • Take two pretzels at a time out of the freezer and dip them in the chocolate.  Note: mine were cute on the front and a mess on the back, but delicious all around.  If you want them to look more perfect, you may want to do a second dipping in the orange melts once the first layer sets.
  • While the orange is still wet, place a sunflower seed at the top of each one for the stem.
  • If you wish, once the orange is dry, melt some chocolate, and put it in a zip loc bag, cutting a teenie tiny corner off the end.  Pipe on a little pumpkiny face.  Now cackle at the pumpkin as you devour him.
Author: Lisa Longley

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These Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins are stuffed with peanut butter and dressed up as pumpkins just in time for Halloween!

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Reader Interactions

  1. Patricia Purcell says

    Those are so cute, and it sounds like they taste great!

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    I am so unbelievably in love with these I cannot stand it. And thanks for the shout out!

    • Lisa says

      Thanks Dorothy!

  3. Mary Sullivan Frasier says

    These are adorable! I never would have thought of it, but then again, my brain seems to be aging faster than the rest of me these days. lol Stopping by from Six Sisters and following on Facebook. Thanks for sharing! ~Mary (pinning this)

    • Lisa says

      Mary, every once and a while I have a flash of genius . . . thank goodness this time it involved peanut butter and sugar! : )

  4. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says

    These are too cute! Love how easy they are, yet so adorable they can be!

  5. Rebecca @ Herons Crafts says

    Wow these looks great and sound sooo yummy! Pinned! Cannot wait to try them! Have a great weekend
    Rebecca
    Heronscrafts.blogspot.com

  6. Cindy says

    Granddaughter is coming for the weekend. This is something we can make. Thanks

    • Lisa says

      Awesome! I’m sure she’ll love them!

  7. Amy - while wearing heels says

    These are adorable. I have seen them all over pinterest…figures it would come from such a talented and amazing blogger like yourself :)

    • Lisa says

      Awww, thanks Amy!

  8. The Girls from Whimsically Homemade says

    OMG these are so adorable! When my daughter’s daycare has their halloween party I’m going to make these for sure! Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

    • Lisa says

      I love hearing that people are going to make something I blogged!

  9. Jessi @ Practically Functional says

    LOL, I love these! They are super cute, and I bet they’re delicious. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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