Pumpkin Patties


6 people

Cooking Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes

  • 1/4 cup butter softened

  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup

  • 4 cups powdered sugar divided

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Orange food coloring - preferably gel or paste

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar to roll balls in

  • 18 pretzels broken in half for stems

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    1. Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl. 
    2. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, and your choice of extract and beat until well combined. Add extract 1/2 teaspoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired flavor. 
    3. Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar. Separate into 2 bowls and dye one with orange  food coloring 
    4. Turn the bowl onto a cutting board sprinkled with the last cup of powdered sugar. 
    5. Knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is completely smooth. 
    6. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. 
    7. Flatten gently with a fork. 
    8. Gently press one half of a pretzel into the top of the pumpkin using a second pretzel to stabilize. Repeat for all candies. 
    9. Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day. 
    10. Store in an airtight container.
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