Be a nut and putter your bumpkins. Have your own pumpkin patch right in your kitchen. After reading Melanie's helpful review, I thought it best to emphasize that you should add sugar to the dough until it is very stiff and leave it at that.
- Melt butter in a large bowl and add a few drops of yellow and red food coloring, until mixture has a nice orange color.
- Add the peanut butter and confectioners sugar and mix together until a doughlike consistency is reached. (This means that when the dough is nice and stiff and it gets hard to add any more sugar, to let it go at that).
- Shape dough into small balls shaped like pumpkins; make ridges on the pumpkins with a toothpick.
- Add a small amount of green decorators icing to the top of each pumpkin for a stem.
- Refrigerate, if desired, to allow pumpkins to firm.
- Serve on a plate lined with toasted coconut and Halloween decorated cookies, if desired; these also look good on top of cupcakes.
VERY VERY YUMMY!! And rich too! lol They are so adorable too...and come to think of it , you could use these at anytime of the year. Christmas, do stars, or a christmas tree. Valentines Day hearts. At Easter make eggs. The possibilities are endless! Thanks Sue!!!
These are so good and so cute! Very easy to make and fun doing it. From young to old loved them. I used a tube of green icing to make the leaves and a tube of chocolate icing to make little stems on top. I never got a chance to put them on a plate with the coconut or refridgerate them. I was almost finished making them when everyone walked in and they are almost all gone. Great for any fall occasion, Halloween, Thanksgiving, class parties or just a great taste treat. I can't wait to make more and in different shapes and colors for other events and holidays. Super recipe, thanks for posting.
Fun recipe. We made these into hearts for Valentine's Day - the red food coloring didn't work very well - I would've had to use a lot to make the hearts red. I melted some semi-sweet chocolate chips and 'iced' the hearts with it. These were a big hit at a winter retreat!