For so long, I was a fan of dessert maven aka “The Sweets Stylist” Amy Atlas. She’s the one who inspired me to make the dessert table the pinnacle of every party. A couple of years back, we met on Twitter and have since become friends.

Today, Amy is sharing a fun recipe you can try just in time for Halloween. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party this weekend or prepping for Monday’s festivities, kids and adults will both love these mini treats. The best part is you won’t have to spend too much time slaving over the stove. Enjoy!

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Easy Spooky Mini Pumpkin Pudding

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Ingredients

  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 ½ tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 16 ounce (or 2 8 ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 12 small pumpkins
  • 12 Oreo cookies

 

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together the instant vanilla pudding mix, canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.

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Fold in the Cool Whip. Put in refrigerator to chill, at least half hour.

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Meanwhile, clean off the pumpkins with a moist paper towel. With a sharp knife or pumpkin carving tool, cut off the stem end of the pumpkins. Set tops aside.

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Using a melon baller or spoon, hallow out the inside of the pumpkin, making sure to remove all of the pumpkin seeds and pulp.

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Put the refrigerated pumpkin pudding mixture inside of each pumpkin hole and level off with a knife.

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In a food processor, grind the Oreo cookies to form Oreo crumbs.

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Put stencil (see template below) on top of each pumpkin and pour Oreo crumbs on top to create eyes, nose and mouth. Remove stencil and excess Oreo crumbs.

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Pumpkin Template

Serve immediately.

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Thank you, Amy! How are you celebrating (or preparing to celebrate) Halloween this weekend?

 

Photo Credit: Allan Zepeda
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