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Monday, September 24, 2012

Pumpkin Cream Cheese "Mints"


I finally got around to trying this candy idea I had and I'm so excited that they turned out and tasted so good!    It's like a fall version of the homemade Junior Mints and orange mints (though there's not actually mint flavor in those or the pumpkin candies)  

You'll need:
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 Tbs canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Chocolate for dipping (I like Hershey's milk chocolate chips 'cause they're not pricey but still tasty...use whatever you know you'll like.  White chocolate would probably be good too!)


Combine cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla and spice with a hand mixer.  Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time.  You may need to transfer the mixture to a gallon zipper bag to knead by hand. It should be about the consistency of playdough and stick to itself very well but not stick to your hands.

Roll a section of the pumpkin mixture into a rope and cut into small pieces.  (Keep the rest covered with plastic) Then roll into small balls and flatten slightly between your palms.




Cover all the flattened mints with plastic so they don't dry out and melt about 1 cup of chocolate chips (I use 50% power in the microwave for a about 1 1/2 minutes)  Dip mints into chocolate and set on wax paper, then place in the fridge.  Once the chocolate is all hardened, peel off the paper and store in an airtight container in the fridge.  



So if you like pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bread with chocolate chips...you get the idea...I hope you'll try these and let me know what you think!









20 comments:

  1. Ohmigosh, these look so good! Sorry P90X, you're going to have to wait. LOL!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  2. These look great. I need to pint this for later.

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  3. 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 :)

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  4. Steph, these look amazing. I am going to try them ASAP! Pinned! xoxo Foudn you through 52 Mantel link party.

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  5. Yum! Pumpkin & chocolate, what a delicious combination!!

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  6. These look delish, thanks for sharing! And thank you for stopping our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

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  7. Wow that looks crazy good! thanks for stopping by my blog today, I hope you will link up this post next Wow Us Wednesday ;)

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  8. I love pumpkin in anything! These look delish. I'm featuring these tonight at the link party. Thanks for linking up, Steph!!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  9. These look and sound super yummy! Thanks for sharing them. :)

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  10. Thanks for linking up for the Fall Food challenge over at The CSI Project. I am featuring you in the CSI Chic Chronicles today!
    http://thecsiproject.com/2012/10/19/the-csi-chic-chroniclespumpkin-goodness/

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  11. These look great! I really need to get into baking!

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  12. MmmMmmm pumpkin, cream cheese, chocolate. Yes, please. I love this recipe! It looks so easy and delectable!

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  13. I will make these and not share. Pumpkin all the things!!

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  14. oooooh I think I need to make these for my annual cookie party!

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  15. Those look amazing!!!!!!!!! I am going to have to try those out soon!

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  16. I usually dislike pumpkin but these look amazeballs! Perfect for the holiday parties!

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