Seriously Sweet: 21 Pumpkin Treats That Celebrate Fall

Oct 15 2013 - 11:49am

Transform a boring can of pumpkin puree or that pie spice hiding in the back of your cupboard into something really special with the help of a deliciously sweet pumpkin recipe. Celebrate Fall and all the flavors that come with it while savoring maple-glazed pumpkin cookies or cinnamon-cream-topped pumpkin cupcakes. Perfect for sharing at school parties or as a special dessert just for your family, these pumpkin treats are easy to whip together — especially with the help of your child. Click through for a pumpkin panacea of deliciousness.

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Here's a sweet and creamy treat that is easier to make than you think. With earthy pumpkin and lots of spice, a big bowl of this pumpkin ice cream from POPSUGAR Food [1] is one the whole family will love. Leave out the bourbon when making it for the kiddies.

Source: POPSUGAR Food [2]

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

The combo of soft cream cheese and not-too-sweet pumpkin puree makes this pumpkin swirl cheesecake [3] irresistible. Drizzle with maple syrup to kick up the wonderful Fall flavor.

Source: So Says Sarah . . . [4]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cupcakes

Have a child who's gluten-free? She won't miss out this Fall season with our recipe for pumpkin cupcakes [5]. Since they're full of sweet spice and just enough sugar, no one will know they are gluten-free. Oh, and they are vegan, too.

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Brownies

From Beantown Baker, this recipe for chocolatey pumpkin cheesecake brownies [6] showcases all the flavors of Fall. And these brownies are seriously moist and delicious when topped with a big scoop of ice cream.

Source: Beantown Baker [7]

Pumpkin Dessert (or Breakfast) Squares

You won't be able to eat only one of these pumpkin dessert squares [8] from Wee Eats. And these treats are seriously easy to make.

Source: Wee Eats [9]

Pumpkin Spice Minimuffins

Celebrate the Fall season with these pumpkin minimuffins [10] from Iowa Girl Eats that are sprinkled with a dusting of sugary sweet cinnamon. And these muffins have a secret ingredient: bananas!

Source: Iowa Girl Eats [11]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Here's a healthy and Fall-fabulous pumpkin recipe [12] from Sally's Baking Addiction that combines oatmeal and chocolate chips to create flavorful bars.

Source: Sally's Baking Addiction [13]

Spiced Sugar Pumpkin Doughnuts

There's nothing like a soft and sweet doughnut, and this recipe for pumpkin doughnuts [14] from The Red Spoon totally delivers.

Source: The Red Spoon [15]

Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

Drizzled with maple glaze, these pumpkin cookies [16] from Real Mom Kitchen are the perfect Fall treat for the family. And this recipe is so easy, your child can help make them with you.

Source: Real Mom Kitchen [17]

Cream Cheese Rippled Pumpkin Bread

Full of creamy cheese filling and Fall pumpkin spice, here is a recipe for pumpkin bread [18] from Lick the Bowl Good that is easy and perfect for snacking any time of day.

Source: Lick the Bowl Good [19]

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes

You won't be able to eat just one of these decadent pumpkin cupcakes [20] from Baked Perfection. Topped with a seriously creamy cinnamon cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes are moist and full of flavor.

Source: Baked Perfection [21]

Pumpkin Praline Soft Pretzels

Pumpkin praline soft pretzels [22] will be a big hit as an after-school snack! Yummy soft pretzels covered in a brown sugar-pumpkin praline glaze? Yes, please!

Source: Sally's Baking Addiction [23]

No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

A Family Feast's no-bake mini pumpkin cheesecakes [24] are easy and fairly quick to make, but that creamy, spicy filling makes them feel like something superspecial.

Source: A Family Feast [25]

Pumpkin Twinkies With Cream Cheese Marshmallow Filling

Forget those reintroduced store-bought dessert snacks. These pumpkin Twinkies with cream cheese marshmallow filling [26] from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen are so much better.

Source: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen [27]

Soft Glazed Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

We can't wait to make a batch of Lauren's Latest soft glazed pumpkin sugar cookies [28], which are easy to make, stay soft for days, and are just the right amount of spicy and sweet.

Source: Lauren's Latest [29]

Pumpkin Spice Brownie Bites

Pick up some pumpkin-spice-flavored Hershey's Kisses while they're out, and you have the base of these decadent pumpkin spice brownie bites [30] from Inside BruCrew Life.

Source: Inside BruCrew Life [31]

Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These cinnamon-sugar roasted pumpkin seeds [32] are so easy to make, a toddler could do it (minus the oven part).

Source: Smith & Ratliff [33]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Cookies

I Heart Nap Time's pumpkin cinnamon chip cookies [34] are the perfect Fall cookie. Plus, they are quick to make and use only five ingredients: spice cake mix, pumpkin spice pudding mix, canned pumpkin, water, and cinnamon chips!

Source: I Heart Nap Time [35]

Easy Pumpkin Brownies

Bake delicious and sweet brownies that are swirled with pumpkin. And your child will love helping to make these mini pumpkin brownie bites [36] from POPSUGAR Food.

Source: POPSUGAR Food [37]

Pumpkin Pie Whoopie Pies

A new twist on a retro classic, whoppie pies [38] get a Fall makeover with the addition of canned pumpkin.

Source: POPSUGAR Food [39]

Pumpkin Cake Pops

We challenge you to find a kid out there who doesn't love a cake pop. These pumpkin cake pops [40] from our friends at POPSUGAR Food are perfect for a Halloween [41] bash.

Source: POPSUGAR Food [42]

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