The Partiologist: Cookie Cutter Pumpkin Fudge!

Cookie Cutter Pumpkin Fudge!

Today is the beginning of all things Halloween.  And what better way to start it off then with lots and lots of ideas using a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter.  This collection of creative pumpkins was put together by The Great Pumpkin herself- Callye!
AKA SweetSugarBelle.  If for some odd reason you haven't visited her blog - your must.  NOW.  She is one of the sweetest, most talented people I know and I'm happy to call her my friend.  Several ideas came to mind using the pumpkin cutter, but I decided to keep it simple and YUMMY.  Did you notice YUMMY?
 
Cookie Cutter Pumpkin Fudge


What cute party favors they would make, nestled in a bed of paper shred and tied with sheer fabric ribbon!
 
 
And now more good news...they taste amazing!!
 
Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge

by The Partiologist


Ingredients
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Chocolate Chips
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
 
SPRAY the inside of pumpkin shaped cookie cutters with non-stick spray.
or
LINE 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil.
 
COMBINE sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter and spice in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 10 to 12 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234° to 240º F (soft-ball stage).
 
QUICKLY STIR in chocolate chips, marshmallow crème, nuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigoriously for 1 minute or until chps are melted. Immediately pour into cookie cutters or prepared pan. Let set until completely cooled. Refrigerate tightly covered. To cut, lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Makes about 3 pounds. (For cookie cutter version, fill each cutter with fudge and immediately sprinkle with dragees.)
 
 
 
Of course this is coming from someone who can't go a day without chocolate.
 
Sometimes not even an hour.
 
Before making the fudge, you'll need to get your cutters ready.
 
 
Okay, now they're ready.
 
How simple was that.
 
Wash and dry the cutters (Michaels) and lay flat on parchment paper.
 
If you want to use anything to sprinkle on the fudge, get that ready too.
 
I used orange, yellow and white non pareils.
 
And the packaging part~
 
Green paper shred, ribbon and bags (not shown). 
 
And the yummy part...the recipe.
 
Don't forget to replace the white chocolate chips with chocolate chocolate chips!
 
This is what it looks like while cooking, which seemed like it took forever.
 
As soon as you mix in the chocolate, marshmallow cream and pecan pieces, fill the cookie cutters and pour any remaining fudge in parchment lined pan...to cut and serve...and taste! 
 
Or you can pour it into large tin pumpkin cutters.
 
The Partioloigst Pumpkin Fudge
 
Package it up pretty...
 
The Partioloigst Pumpkin Fudge
Ribbon, leaf cut from a vine and florist wire.
 
Wrap wire around wooden spoon handle.
 
Twist around top of package.
 
Add ribbon and leaf.
 
Tie in a pretty bow.
 
Use as a favor at your Thanksgiving Table!
 
Your guests WILL be very Thankful!

And now YOU will be very thankful for all of these amazing ideas using a pumpkin cutter...
 
Check out all of these fantastic Blogs for the complete tutorials!!
 
3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Pasties, Bakingdom
 
A "Great Pumpkin" Thanks To Callye (SweetSugarBelle) for putting the Pumpkin Patch together!
 
Got Pumpkins?  
 

17 comments :

  1. This fudge sounds awesome and I am LOVING the packaging! I'm a sucker for a pretty package :)

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  2. These couldn't be any cuter! I love the chocolate, the sprinkles and the packages! The best part is you not only get a chocolate pumpkin, you also get a cute pumpkin cutter!! LOVE!!

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  3. Mmmm.....pumpkin fudge sounds divine. And you have such a flair for making it all look FABULOUS. I enjoyed doing this pumpkin cookie project with you. ♥♥♥

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  4. Yum...this sounds so good and I love your packaging!

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  5. Ooooh, I've been wanting for make pumpkin fudge, and am glad to find one that you approve of! Your pumpkins look great and I really love the ones with the leaves added.

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  6. Wow this is so fun! I love the idea and how cute you packaged them!!! What a great idea, I will probably be doing this for the teachers at school so super thanks.

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  7. Love the look of your pumpkin fudge with all the sprinkles! They are so festive and the packaging is very pretty!

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  8. these are super cute and love the presentation! and probably pretty darn tasty too!

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  9. No doubt they taste as good as they look! What a novel little treat for Halloween.

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  10. I love these! What a clever idea! I make fudge every Christmas. Now, I have to break the recipe out a couple months earlier! :)

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  11. Goodness the fudge looks amazing and your presentation is awesome! It was fun being a part of this project with you.

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  12. CHOCOLATE chocolate?! That sounds fabulous!! And they are absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way you packaged them!!!

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  13. Great minds think alike! But these are waaaaaaayyy beyond perfect with the presentation and wrapping and sprinkles and wow!

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  14. They really turned out cute, perfect party favors:@)

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  15. Such beautiful favors and the fudge sounds so delicious!

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  16. Love the presentation, and I have to try the recipe! Thanks for sharing :0)

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  17. Might have to make these for Thanksgiving!

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