Call me basic if you must, but pumpkin pie is honestly one of my favorite fall / Thanksgiving desserts. My grandma used to make it every year and it was one of those things that I just always looked forward to. Admittedly though, in combination with having a newborn and not getting a ton of sleep lately, I’m probably not going to be making any pies this year.
But I WILL be making these homemade white chocolate pumpkin pie candy cups because they’re insanely easy, quick, and taste a whole lot the pumpkin pie my grandma used to make…only with the added bonus of white chocolate. Who wants the recipe?!
White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups Recipe
- 1 cup graham crackers (about 6 crackers) finely grounded
- 1/3 cup of pumpkin puree
- 2 oz softened cream cheese
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
- 22 oz white chocolate chips
Place mini candy cup paper liners in a 24 count mini-muffin tin.
Mix together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and grounded graham crackers. Place mixture in fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
Once mixture is chilled and set, roll 1 teaspoon of the mixture into balls (there should be 24) and place on parchment paper. If you find the mixture to be too sticky, you can add more grounded graham crackers.
Melt the white chocolate (using a double broiler or microwave, stirring along the way). Spread 1 teaspoon into the bottom of each lined muffin cup. Tap the pan gently on the surface so that it is evenly spread. Place in freezer for a few minutes to allow chocolate to harden.
Once bottoms are set, place on pumpkin cream cheese ball into each cup and flattened with your fingers. Cover pumpkin balls with melted chocolate until you have a smooth and even top. Again, tap the pan gently on the surface so that it is evenly spread over the pumpkin. Set in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden the chocolate.
Recipe Emma Spear
Photography Brittni Mehlhoff
What other flavors do you think would be good for these candy cups? They’re so easy to make, I plan to make more. So, I’d love your suggestions.