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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. Art By ASM says

    Adorable and yummy!!!! Come join my first blog party on my blog and link your creations! http://www.artbyasm.blogspot.com. Appreciate the support! Thank you! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

    Warmest Regards,
    Annamaria

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I’m hosting an It’s Fall Y’all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there :)

  3. The Girls from Whimsically Homemade says

    Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featuring you in our Favorite Find Fridays post tomorrow over at Whimsically Homemade. We’re using one of your pictures and are linking back to you. If that’s a problem let us know and we’ll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

    • Lisa says

      Thank you so much for featuring these!!

  4. Crafty Mischief says

    Those are so cute! I’m pinning for sure!

  5. Crafty Mischief says

    Also, I love your blog name! :)

  6. Jocelyn says

    Sweet and saltiness that is stinking cute too? I love these fun pumpkins that you made! I am ok with making pumpkins sad by eating them too:-)

    • Lisa says

      Jocelyn, sweet and salty might be my kryptonite : )

  7. [email protected] says

    Those look so yummy! My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.)

  8. The Mandatory Mooch says

    Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at the Mandatory Mooch. I loved this recipe so much that it will be FEATURED this week. I hope you will link up again. The party will be live Wednesday night. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

    • Lisa says

      Nichi, thank you so much for feature my pumpkins!!

  9. Michelle's Tasty Creations says

    Lisa,
    These are so adorable! I can’t wait to make some. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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