Mini Pumpkin Cake Bites

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I’ve been seeing lots of pictures in my Facebook feed of all my friends at the pumpkin patch with their kids and I can’t wait to go pick pumpkins with my boys this year. I thought it would be fun to make some pumpkin mini cakes to celebrate this wonderful time of year (and the fact that fall temps are coming to Chicago this week)!

Ingredients

  • Box Cake Mix (any flavor) and ingredients needed to make the cake
  • Frosting (any flavor)
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Orange Colored Chocolate Candy Melts

Directions

  • Make your cake mix according to the directions on the box and let cool.
  • Crumble cake mix into a large bowl.
  • Add in one can of frosting and stir together.
  • Form into teaspoon size balls and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, melt candy melts according to the package.
  • Using a fork, dip cake balls into the melted chocolate and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Cut a tootsie roll in half and place on top of the cake ball in the middle.

I chose to use a Funfetti cake mix with Halloween sprinkles for my cake bites but you can make them with any cake mix you’d like. I think a pumpkin flavored cake mix would be fantastic in this recipe.

Three Leaf Chocolate Clovers {Recipe}

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of Hershey Kisses
  • Green M&Ms (You may have to pick them out of a regular bag of M&Ms)
  • 1 bag of pretzel knots
  • Wax Paper
  • ½ cup Confectioner’s Sugar
  • Green food coloring
  • ¼ stick of butter
  • 2 T of milk

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 200°. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Place the pretzels on the cookie sheet. Place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss on each pretzel. Place the cookie sheet in the oven. Allow chocolates to melt until they become soft. Remove cookie sheet from the oven and promptly press the chocolate flat on the pretzel. Add three green M&Ms to the pretzels to form a three leaf clover. Allow the pretzels to cool completely. In a mixing bowl add Confectioner’s sugar, green food coloring, butter and milk. Add food coloring until you get your desired color. The consistency of the mixture needs to be like play dough. You can keep adding Confectioner’s sugar until desired consistency. Pinch off a piece of the icing and roll the stem of the clover with your fingers and add to the pretzel. Enjoy!

Image and recipe provided by emeals founder, Jane DeLaney.