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Easy Pumpkin Patties

Delightfully easy Pumpkin Patties are the perfect no-bake treat to celebrate the season with. The cute factor here is off the charts!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pumpkin patties, patties
Prep Time 10 minutes
Shape Patties 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Calories 1089kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1/4 cup Challenge butter softened
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1 tsp your choice of extract or candy flavoring - I used orange up to 2
  • food coloring - preferably gel or paste
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar to roll balls in
  • 18 pretzels broken in half for stems
  • 10 green candies - Starburst Laffy Taffy, etc.


  • Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
  • Add 2 cups powdered sugar, food coloring, and your choice of extract and beat until well combined. Add extract 1/2 teaspoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired flavor.
  • Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
  • Turn bowl onto a cutting board sprinkled with last cup of powdered sugar.
  • Knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is completely smooth.
  • Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  • Flatten gently with a fork.
  • Gently press one half of a pretzel into the top of the pumpkin using a second pretzel to stabilize. Repeat for all candies.
  • Tear off a small piece of green candy and shape it into a leaf. Stick it on the pretzel. Repeat for all candies.
  • Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 1089kcal | Carbohydrates: 241g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 229g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg