Pumpkin Pecan Candy (Ball Shaped Candy)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by beckerd

I found this recipe in an old candy cookbook. If your looking for something a little different and not made with chocolate, then this is a good recipe to try.

Top Review by StickyToffee

I had some leftover coconut and pumpkin, so made 1/4 of this recipe. It was easy but a bit tedious to constantly stir, so put on the radio or watch TV. It's vegan since no animal products are used.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the sugar, coconut, and pumpkin in a heavy medium saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Continue cooking, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and forms a ball, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Place the cooked mixture into a bowl and set aside to cool. Cover the surface with plastic wrap or wax paper to avoid a skin forming.
  6. Roll 1 Tablespoon of the mixture into balls between your palms. Roll the balls in the chpped pecans.
  7. Store the candies in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week.
  8. VARIATION:Pumpkin Pie Pecan Candy-Add 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/8 tsp of ground cloves before cooking the pumpkin.
  9. NOTE: I wasn't sure on the number of servings.you may get more or less.

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