Pumpkin-Shape Desserts that Beat Halloween Candy

These pumpkin-shape desserts are bringing some serious cuteness to the season. Cupcakes, cookies, cake pops -- we've got your favorite fall treats, no carving station required!

1. Pumpkin Cake Pops

Can't make it to the pumpkin patch this year? No problem. Whip up a batch of these little pumpkin cake pops from What Should I Make For... With their realistic ridges and piped green tendrils, they look like they were just plucked from the vine.

2. Cute Pumpkin Cookies

The changing leaves aren't the only things bringing vibrant color to the season. These super cute pumpkin cookies from The Bearfoot Baker can be decorated in a rainbow of colors and make use of several cookie cutters in your drawer. Tuck a few in a bag, tie on a ribbon, and give them to a teacher or neighbor for a festive fall treat.

3. Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

These pumpkin patch cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake are perfect for celebrating fall birthdays. How about a cupcake-decorating party for your little ones? Set up a station with unfrosted cupcakes, icing, and decorations, and sit back and watch the kids create their masterpieces. And unlike the Mona Lisa, these are edible!

4. Pumpkin Pinata Cake

Want to blow your kids' minds on Halloween? Slice into this pumpkin pinata cake from Hungry Happenings and watch the candy spill out. This fun and festive dessert means you can trick-or-treat without leaving the house!

4. Pumpkin Patch Whoopie Pies

What's better than a cookie? Fluffy cream cheese icing sandwiched between two cookies! Pumpkin patch whoopie pies from Your Cup of Cake pack a pumpkin wallop with spiced pumpkin flavors and fun, easy decorations that will transport you right to the middle of the field.

5. Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Nothing beats a slice of pumpkin pie in autumn. Unless it's a ridiculously cute pumpkin pie cookie filled with a secret stash of M&M's. The Bearfoot Baker's creative cookies are a little slice of heaven!

6. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

Handmade fondant pumpkin toppers are nestled into a swirl of sweet and creamy whipped icing on these pumpkin cupcakes from What Should I Make For... Cute enough for kids but elegant enough for adults, they make a perfect finish for your pumpkin-carving party.

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7. Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

These homemade pumpkin pop tarts from Recipe Girl can be gobbled up for breakfast or dessert. Or better yet, tuck them into a lunch box for a sweet midday treat!

8. Pumpkin Pretzel Bites

Sweet and salty, these pumpkin pretzel bites from Two Sisters Crafting are a simple treat perfect for when those tricksters come a knockin'. Their long shelf life means you can whip up a couple of batches well in advance of the Halloween festivities.

9. Pumpkin Spice Jack-O'-Lantern Rice Krispies Treat Pops

Hosting a Halloween party? How about serving these silly jack-o'-lantern pumpkin pops from Hungry Happenings? Rice Krispies treats are molded into pumpkins, dipped in pumpkin spice chocolate, and decorated with funny faces. It's going to be smiles instead of screams thanks to these sweet treats.

10. Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers

Cupcakes transform into cute pumpkin cupcake poppers when sliced in half and filled. The Bearfoot Baker put two cupcake tops together to form a sweet pumpkin decorated with leaves and a stem, and reserved the bottoms for toothy-smiled jack-o'-lanterns. What a fun project for the young aspiring bakers in your house!


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