White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups Recipe

By Brittni • posted on 10/02/2019

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups Recipe for Fall! #fallrecipe #dessertrecipe #candy #candyrecipe #pumpkinpie #pumpkinspicerecipe #pumpkinrecipe #thanksgiving #thanksgivingrecipe

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 one year old and not having a ton of extra energy outside of my day to day activities, 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 again 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.

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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.

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Wow!! Great idea!! So creative and fun.


This was really good and we had so much fun making this snack if you are looking for something to make that is really good and fun to make then you will really enjoy making this snack I LOVED THIS THING SO MUCH. And i think that you guys will really like this snack and I think that you guys would really like to have your kids help you make this meal or maybe have family time cooking or baking meals and snacks for your family.


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Hi Pam. The only thing I can think of is maybe too much filling or not enough of the top white chocolate pour. to make sure it goes over the filling and around the sides? If the filling goes all the way to the edges, it may stop the top layer of white chocolate from connecting fully with the bottom, if that makes sense. That’s the only thing I can think of. I’m glad everyone loved them anyway though. 🙂 They really are delicious, right?!


I made these for thanksgiving and they were really good but they wound’t stay together. The bottoms fell off. What did i do wrong? Everyone loved them anyway. Thanks


For everyone asking about 1/3 cup or 1/3 can of pumpkin purée…I’ve just updated the recipe! It’s 1/3 of a cup. Sorry that that wasn’t clear originally. 🙂


You might be able to just use the mini paper cups without the muffin tin, Mary. Or you can try a regular size muffin tin of 12z they’ll just be much much larger. 🙂


They sound delicious and I would love to try them however I do not have a 24 count mini muffin tin. What else can I use?

Mary G

You could totally use dark chocolate or milk chocolate instead of white chocolate, Nicole. 🙂 I bet that would taste great too.


I love pumpkin everything but what if you used dark chocolate chips instead of the white?


These look amazing! Is the pumpkin supposed to be 1/3 can or 1/3 cup? It just says 1/3… and I’m dying to make these!


Can you edit the amount of pumpkin puree in your recipe? 1/3…what? cup? can? Thanks

Becky Thompson

Recipe states 1/3 Pumpkin puree. Is that 1/3 cup of Pumpkinn puree?

Yvonne D Bright

The recipe looks wonderful. I have a family of pumpkin lovers and plan on making some of these for Thanksgiving. The recipe lists 1/3 pumpkin puree. Would that be 1/3 cup or 1/3 of the can of pumpkin puree. If it’s the can, what size can of pumpkin are you starting with? Thank you in advance for clarifying !

Cathy V.

Can you please clarify the measurement “1/3 pumpkin puree” for me.

With Thanks


Thanks Jessica!


These look so divine!!


Just wanted to try something new for this one Jo…something more appropriate for fall. You could totally make these with peanut butter instead though, if you wanted. 🙂


I’ll bet that someone already said “why not peanut butter?” Right? That seems to be the first thing that
came into my mind and probably most others reading your recipe.

Jo Burns

Thanks Pilla. 🙂


Looks absolutley fantastic!



Thanks Michelle. I can attest to the yumminess happening here. They are soo good. And super easy to make. 🙌


What a delicious flavour combination, they look so yummy!

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