Pumpkin Spice Recipes
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Celebrate Pumpkin Spice Everything with These Pumpkin Candy Recipes

It’s that time of year again! Even if you live in a place where fall isn’t really a thing (sorry, Southern Californians), the pumpkin spice gods are here to let you at least pretend. That’s right. The PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) is back. Time for cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and general fall feels.

America’s Favorite Seasonal Drink

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Since the PSL first graced Starbucks lines in 2003, it’s beaten the Peppermint Mocha and Eggnog Lattes to become America’s all-time favorite seasonal Starbucks drink, and launched a nationwide trend of pumpkin spice items, from M&Ms to candles and air fresheners.

But did you know the original Pumpkin Spice Latte didn’t even include pumpkin in the ingredients? Yep – and it seems people loved it regardless since small amounts of pumpkin puree weren’t added to the drink until about 12 years later, in 2015.

Bring the Pumpkin Spice Home

If you can’t get enough of the PSL, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Luckily you can enjoy all kinds of treats with that signature pumpkin spice flavor this fall. For folks who love to roll up their sleeves and get into DIY mode, we’ve got something special: five recipes for pumpkin spice candy you can try right now!

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Gummi Pumpkins available online at Candy Club!

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte Bark

We’ll start off with a sweeter-than-sweet pumpkin spice candy recipe from Relish. If you love your sweets to come with a bit of a bite, this one’s for you.

What You’ll Need

  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • Double boiler
  • Silicone baking mat

Since you get to freeze the bark solid and then break it up to make smaller candy pieces, this is a great sensory baking activity to get the kids involved in. Find the full recipe and instructions for Pumpkin Spice Bark here.

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2. Pumpkin Spice Toffee

We’re not done with crunch-tastic candies just yet! The best thing about the Pumpkin Spice Toffee from Sally’s Baking Addiction is the texture, as the flat toffee squares are dotted with crunchy, delicious pecans to bite into once the toffee has melted in your mouth.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups (150g) chopped unsalted pecans
  • 1 cup (2 sticks; 230g) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup (120g) warm water
  • 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon (215g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1 and ¼ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 ounces (170g) quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped

You may also want to pick up:

  • A candy thermometer
  • Pastry brush
  • Silicone baking mat

Get the full recipe here!

3. Pumpkin Spice Truffles

Okay, so truffles might cross the border between candy and baked goods, but these Pumpkin Spice Truffles from The Spruce Eats are just so adorable, we couldn’t resist. This recipe lets you break out your artistic skills to create actual pumpkin-shaped truffles!

What You’ll Need

  • 6 oz. White chocolate (chopped or use chips)
  • 2 oz. Cream cheese (room temperature)
  • ¼ cup Pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ cup Powdered dry milk
  • ¾ cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 lb. Orange colored candy coating
  • 3 oz. Green colored candy coating

Get the rest of the recipe from The Spruce Eats.

4. PSL Crack Candy

This is such an easy recipe; it almost seems too good to be true. As long as you can find some pumpkin sprinkles to take the presentation up a notch, you end up with a deceptively simple candy that packs a seriously sweet punch.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • Club crackers (about 1 ½ sleeves of crackers)
  • 1 bag of pumpkin spice morsels
  • 6 oz white chocolate morsels
  • Pumpkin candies or other decorations, optional

Get the full recipe from Mad in Crafts.

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5. Pumpkin Caramels

If you’re up for a bit of a challenge (no pun intended), the pumpkin caramel recipe from Challenge Dairy is a perfect choice. Getting the butter and sugar mixture to just the right temperature and texture may not be an intro-level candy-making task, but if you can manage it, you’ll end up with a delicious classic candy with a fall twist.

What You’ll Need

  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter (salted)
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1⅓ cup (14 oz. can) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup 100% Pumpkin puree

Get the rest of the recipe here. Whether you’re prepping for a candy-fueled Halloween party or want to put a fresh spin on this year’s Thanksgiving desserts, we hope these pumpkin spice candy recipes get you inspired. And don’t forget to check out our other recipes for sweet eats – we’ve got some for every occasion.