Four Tasty Pumpkin Recipes to Get You Through Winter

If you're like me and are pumpkin-obsessed when it comes to food every fall, there's a pretty good chance you've stocked up on a few extra cans of pumpkin to survive through the winter. I've attached some photos of the results of four recipes I've tried this year with anecdotes on how I strayed from the original recipes to create my own pumpkin goodness. Of course there were horror films playing in the background (Bob Clark's BLACK CHRISTMAS) while I was creating havoc in the kitchen – mainly from issues occurring during the pumpkin truffle chaos!

The original recipes found online before I altered them:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III

Chocolate Chip Coconut Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

Pumpkin Mousse Parfait - This one was just a basic blend of a package of softened cream cheese, a can of pumpkin (1/2 cup might be better for thicker consistency), 1/4 c. sugar, 3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 tsp. vanilla and Cool Whip. I layered this on the bottom of 4 serving cups, then mixed the rest with Cool Whip and put a layer of that down, then a dollop of Cool Whip on top. The mix-in options are endless. Chocolate pudding and graham cracker crumbles would be great with it. Ooh, or cheesecake pudding.

Enjoy the photos and feel free to express your favorite pumpkin treats in the comments!


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