Fresh pumpkin puree shines in these chewy, soft candies made with sweetened condensed milk. Rolled in sprinkles, they're a totally kid-friendly treat to serve alongside the liqueur-based chocolates at Christmas.
Mix the condensed milk, pumpkin puree, salt and spice in a saucepan over medium heat.
Cook, stirring almost constantly to avoid burning, until thickened enough that the mixture easily clears the bottom and sides of the pan and barely oozes back to an even layer when stirred - about 10-12 minutes.
Remove from heat and with a sturdy spoon, beat in the vanilla by hand for 2 minutes.
Pour into a wax-paper lined 8” pan and chill at least 12 hours.
Wet your hands slightly with cold water and shape the candy into ½ tbsp sized balls, rolling each in sprinkles before placing into paper candy cups.