Tasty Tuesday: Decadent Pumpkin Pie Bites

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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I feel like I'm busier than ever these days.
Between taking care of Oaklyn, taking care of myself, making sure the house isn't a total mess, washing bottles constantly, trying to spend some alone time with my husband, making dinner, blogging full time, getting grocery shopping done, entertaining Oaklyn, and trying to do a few things for myself here and there I feel like I never have time to just sit and relax anymore. 
Don't ask me the last time I turned on the TV. It feels like years ago!

That being said, I've been looking for ways to simplify my life in any way possible.
I LOVE to cook and bake.
I love making treats and providing people with a smile because I made them something. 
In high school I was constantly spending hours making cupcakes, cookies, and all forms of other treats just so I could bring them to my friends the next day. 
Now, I use all my free time catching up on blog posts and maybe curling my hair? ha.
Since I still love to make treats, I've just decided I'm going to simplify my recipes so I can still fulfill that hobby of mine.

I was SO excited to see the Holiday Bake Center at our local Walmart.
That is an indicator that the Holiday season is HERE!
Aka, Baking season!
I immediately had a million ideas of what treats I should make for all my friends but all of those recipes required hours of my time and money that I just don't have.
When I saw the Jell-O no bake pumpkin pie for a price that can't be beat I knew I just had to incorporate it.
I then found some Baker's chocolate and the thought of a thick layer of ganache sounded heavenly.
Then I saw the Kraft caramel bits! Perfect! Everything is better with caramel.
I couldn't believe that I was able to get everything I needed for a yummy treat for under $10!
I was so excited that I found products in the Holiday Bake Center for a budget friendly price and thought of a recipe that will require little time and effort. 

I got so excited while making my treats and loved the way they turned out so we decided to bring them over to Hunter's little sister's apartment and give them to her and all her friends with little notes attached.
They loved them and I'm so happy we were able to brighten their night.

1 package Jell-O no bake pumpkin pie mix (plus all ingredients it calls for)
1 Baker's semi-sweet chocolate bar
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 package Kraft caramel bits
12 cupcake liners
cupcake tin
12 plastic baggies
12 pieces of ribbon

1) Prepare crust and pumpkin pie filling according to package
2) line cupcake tin with liners of your choice
3) scoop 1 tbsp crust into bottom of cupcake liner
4) bring 1/3 cup whipping cream to a boil
5) in the meantime chop chocolate bar into super fine pieces then add to medium bowl
6) once whipping cream is boiling pour over chocolate and stir until combined.
7) spoon about 1 tbsp ganache on top of crust
8) melt Kraft caramel bits by double boiling over medium heat
9) spoon 1 tbsp. caramel on top of ganache
10) spoon pumpkin pie filling over that then refrigerate for a few hours and done!

See how easy and quick that is? Just whip, melt, and spoon and you have yourself a yummy holiday treat!
If you are serving your treats at a party let them thaw out a little before serving so the caramel can become more chewy and less hard from the fridge.
If you are delivering your treats to friends and family simply remove the treats from the pan and stick them in a plastic baggie. Tie the top with a piece of ribbon and attach the "thankful" printable and you're ready to deliver!

The link to the free printable can be found right here! Just download, print, and cut them out. I changed my printer options to 2 copies per page to print 8 instead of 4 on one page.

I hope you have as much fun with these treats as we did!
I would love to hear what your favorite holiday treat is!
Let me know in the comments!

1 comment

  1. What cute little treats to give to your family and friends! Thank you for the free printable, as well! [client]