White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups Recipe

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 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.

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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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What a delicious flavour combination, they look so yummy!
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Michelle | October 22nd, 2018 at 1:03 pm

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

Brittni | October 22nd, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Looks absolutley fantastic!

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pilla | October 23rd, 2018 at 3:27 am

Thanks Pilla. 🙂

Brittni | October 23rd, 2018 at 5:34 pm

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 | October 23rd, 2018 at 8:54 pm

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. 🙂

Brittni | October 25th, 2018 at 3:30 pm

These look so divine!!

Jessica | October 27th, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Thanks Jessica!

Brittni | October 28th, 2018 at 3:30 pm

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

With Thanks

Barb | October 31st, 2018 at 1:02 pm

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. | November 3rd, 2018 at 9:47 am

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

Yvonne D Bright | November 4th, 2018 at 7:52 am

Can you edit the amount of pumpkin puree in your recipe? 1/3…what? cup? can? Thanks
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Becky Thompson | November 4th, 2018 at 9:26 am

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!

Ginger | November 4th, 2018 at 10:28 am

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

Nicole | November 4th, 2018 at 10:47 am

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

Brittni | November 4th, 2018 at 11:18 am

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 | November 4th, 2018 at 3:48 pm

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. 🙂

Brittni | November 4th, 2018 at 4:17 pm

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. 🙂

Brittni | November 4th, 2018 at 4:31 pm
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