How to Make Homemade Pumpkin-inspired Edible Favors

Pumpkin favors from rice krispies to muffins to push pops.

Pumpkins. Shapely, colorful, and definitely an autumn favorite for making everything sweet and savory! Use these lovely gourds to make a special favor or gift whether it’s for a next door neighbor, teacher, or baby shower guest. Let’s explore these 10 pumpkin-inspired recipes that promise to be easy, because fall is just the time to make something homemade!

10 Edible Favors + Gifts You Can Make from Pumpkins

From pumpkin seeds to purees, pumpkins are flavorful and versatile. The perfect ingredients for making treats ranging from trail mix to muffins. Check out our favorite picks below, which include creative ways to package your finished treats. Which one catches your fancy?

Pumpkin favors to make from yummy recipes.

1 – Sweet & Simple Trail Mix – Can’t get any easier (or tastier) than this! Follow the recipe from Lord Byron’s Kitchen and toss together nuts, dried berries, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate chips. Then, seal in air-tight jars.

2 – Pumpkin Pie Push-It-Up Pops – So handy for giving, these mini pumpkin pies in push-pop holders are an adorable idea from Betty Crocker.

3 – Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats – Pumpkin spice pudding mix is the secret to the special flavor and moistness of these treats from Shugary Sweets. Top with white chocolate and sprinkles, and wrap in parchment or waxed paper and twine.

4 – Mason Jar Pumpkin Trifle – Layers of gingerbread cake, butterscotch pudding, pumpkin, and whipped topping all in a cute single-serve size, thanks to Katie Grace Designs. Jar toppers and twine or ribbon ties make pretty packaging for giving.

5 – Pumpkin Spice Toffee Cookies – “Easiest cookies ever” courtesy of The Petite Package, made with spice cake mix, pumpkin puree, and toffee nuggets. That’s it! To give as gifts or favors, tuck the cookies into brown kraft bags finished with baker’s twine, tags or stickers, and a personalized stamp.

6 – Pumpkin Pie Pops – A snap to make with packaged pie crusts, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin spice, it’s the cutout shape that makes these pie pops via BHG such delightful gifts or favors!

7 – Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Donuts – This homemade treat from My Suburban Kitchen combines pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and cheesecake in everyone’s favorite donut form. So prettily packaged, too, with fall-themed gift tags.

8 – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread – So charming for gifting neighbors, teachers, work colleagues or placing at each plate when hosting a fall party! Get the recipe from Simply Kierste, including the tip of using disposable, oven-safe loaf pans and crafty tags.

9 – White Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge – Melted white chocolate and marshmallow creme make this treat via Crafts Unleashed extra rich! So even 2 or 3 portions make a sweet gift, packaged in cello bags and tied with DIY washi tape-twist ties (how-to included).

10 – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – Mini-size pumpkin muffins make the cutest fall goodies, especially presented in DIY paper baskets like this one. Get both the recipe and the basket tutorial from Then She Made.

With Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up, wouldn’t you love to make and package treats like these?


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