Sweet No Bake, Pumpkin Spice Candy Bites that are filled with oatmeal goodness.
Sure, you could eat them for breakfast! Eat them for dessert. Eat them for snack.
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No Bake Candy Cookies
These yummy little dessert bites are the latest in my candy cookie recreation.
Chocolate Candy Cookies were a treat my mom made when I was a kid, and I’m having fun making them into new and exciting flavors.
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Pumpkin Spice Bites are perfect for a new treat at a cookie exchange. They are an easy to make dessert that your family will love.
And, if you’re like me, and love pumpkin pie, you’ll love the flavor of these pumpkin spice candy bites.
And, unlike the pumpkin spice latte, these candy bites can be enjoyed year round! That’s because they are so quick and easy to make with simple ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard.
What is Pumpkin Spice?
Pumpkin Spice is just the spices that you might put into a pumpkin pie. It’s similar to the British and Commonwealth mixed spice.
Generally, it’s a blend of ground spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. And, Pumpkin spice has become the call of fall!
The blend works really well together, almost harmonizing each flavor with the other. If you are terribly opposed to one of the spices, you may leave it out.
For these candy cookies I suggest making them a little smaller so they are just one or two bites.
I used a scoop diameter: 1.6-inch/4 cm for mine. I like the nice small bites for these pumpkin treats. A 1.6-inch scoop holds about 2.5 teaspoons (or a little less than a tablespoon). If you don’t have a cookie dough scoop, you could use a scant tablespoon full to portion of the candy.
Make sure you use pumpkin puree for this recipe rather than pumpkin pie mix. Pumpkin puree is only pumpkin, cooked down and pureed. Pumpkin pie mix contains sweetened and spiced pumpkin puree. Pumpkin pie mix is intended be the only thing you need to add to a pie shell to make a whole pie. If you use the mix in this recipe, it’ll throw off the flavors and texture.
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Pumpkin Spice Candy Bites Recipe
Pumpkin Spice Candy Cookies
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal uncooked
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter. Add sugar, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. Bring the mixture to a boil, and let boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Stir in oatmeal and vanilla. Stir to combine. Drop by large spoonfuls onto silpats or aluminum foil or use a cookie dough scoop to form mounds. Allow candy to cool.
makes 42 small candies