’tis time! ’tis time!
Round about the caldron go;
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Fear not, dear readers. The bubbling hell broth on my stove on this crisp October evening is not poison, nor calls for such unpleasant inclusions as eye of newt or baboon’s blood. Quite the contrary, the glowing orange brew cooking away on my fire lands distinctly on the opposite end of that spectrum, farm from poison, or similarly tricky “treats.”
Forget the laundry list of obscure magical inclusions. Candy is possible not only with simple everyday ingredients, but wholesome staples that wouldn’t spook the healthiest of goblins- Or their parents.
Pumpkin spice, straight to the point, possesses these gummy morsels with more than a merely haunting flavor. Spirited seasonal sweetness rings true in each chewy bite, casting an impossibly enchanting spell. Quantities may look small, but each batch produces a bountiful harvest of tiny pumpkin pieces, so there should be plenty to appease any hungry apparitions that arrive as the witching hour approaches. That said, they’re so quick and effortless to whip up, it may not be such a bad idea to stock up, before those charming costumed creatures turn into ravenous monsters.
Pumpkin Spice Gummies
Sweet and chewy, light spiced, and full of pumpkin goodness, these little morsels are truly a mouthful!
- 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Cup Apple Juice Concentrate
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Agar Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Spice Extract or Pumpkin Spice Blend
- Have four mini pumpkin candy molds at the ready, or a comparable shape. Alternately, you can line an 8 x 8-inch square baking pan with foil and plan to simply cut out gummy squares. Just be sure to lightly grease the foil before proceeding.
- Whisk all of the ingredients in a small saucepan until smooth and set over medium heat. Stir gently but consistently; you should start to feel the mixture thicken almost instantly. Continue scraping the bottom and sides of the pan as you stir to prevent sticking or burning, until the mixture is sticky but spoonable. It will be so dense that it doesn’t quite come to a boil, but should bubble up around the edges quite a bit.
- Smooth the mixture into your molds as quickly as possible, is the candy sets up very quickly. Let stand at room temperature until fully set; at least 20 – 30 minutes. Pop the pumpkins out of the molds and trim away any excess, if necessary. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5 – 7 days… If they don’t mysteriously disappear first…
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
All nutritional information presented within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on BitterSweetBlog.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate. Even though I try to provide accurate nutritional information to the best of my ability, these figures should still be considered estimations.
11 thoughts on “Scary Good Sweets”
Pretty cute, Hannah. I do love a good gummy.
Those are adorable!
How pretty they are Hannah:)
These mini pumpkin gummies are incredibly adorable! I love that it’s not overloaded with sugar like those commercial candies, better for our teeth! ;)
These are too adorable to be scary :)
Oh my gosh, so darn cute! I miss gummies, I haven’t found a store bought version that I liked enough to buy again. I’m totally making these. It looks easy enough for me to give it a try. :-)
These are adorable and so fun, thanks!
Those are the cutest gummies I’ve ever seen! So lovely and finally a gummies recipe that doesn’t include corns syrup or other unhealthy ingredients. You took the ‘trick or treat’ thing to a whole new level! ;-)
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