Easy Pumpkin Pudding Dip makes the perfect sweet treat for the whole family!
This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are my own.
Pumpkin Pudding Dip:
I love creating themed snacks and desserts, and pumpkin is the perfect flavor for the season. Candy eyeballs are a family favorite garnish, but you could also use gummy worms or candy spiders. I don’t recommend using anything non-edible, like spider rings, because little kids might try and bite or play with it.
I created this dip for my Kid-Friendly Halloween Snack Board. It was the perfect addition to the board and we loved dipping the straws and almond cookies into the pumpkin dip. You could even add sliced apples or graham crackers for dipping as well. This dip makes a large amount, so I served some on the tray and placed the rest back into the empty whipped topping container to enjoy as dessert the next few days.
Thawing and draining your ingredients:
I usually keep some frozen whipped topping in the house for easy desserts, like my French Vanilla Éclair Cake. The one caveat of whipped topping is I sometimes forget to thaw it, which is necessary for most recipes. I always have to set a reminder to place the container into the refrigerator the day before I need it.
The same time I put my whipped topping into the refrigerator, is when I drain my pumpkin. Depending on the brand, pumpkin can be very watery. I don’t want my Easy Pumpkin Pudding Dip to not get fluffy, or get too grainy from the extra liquid. Place and cover the pumpkin in a cheesecloth, inside a sieve or mesh strainer, over a bowl and refrigerator overnight. Alternatively, you could cook the pumpkin and spices a bit on the stove, but must also refrigerate to cool it down before mixing with the whipped topping.
TIPS, TRICKS, AND TOOLS:
- Here are some of my favorite entertaining products, like including wood boards, bowls and accessories.
- Drain the pumpkin at the same time you put the whipped topping in the refrigerator to thaw.
- Make sure everything on your board is edible. My eyeball decorations are store-bought candy that is safe for kids to eat.
- If you can’t find plain vanilla pudding, French vanilla is a great substitute.
Easy Pumpkin Pudding Dip
- 15 ounces canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3.4 ounces instant vanilla Jell-o pudding
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces frozen whipped topping
- Place frozen whipped topping in refrigerator overnight to thaw
- Place pumpkin into cheesecloth, covered, in a mesh strainer over a bowl to drain.
Easy Pumpkin Pudding Dip
- In medium bowl, combine drained pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, pudding mix and vanilla. Fold in thawed whipped topping. Keep refrigerated until consuming.
Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Meringue Witch Finger Cookies from BigBearsWife
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Devour Dinner
- Shortbread Witches Fingers from The Flour Handprint
- Gingerbread Mummy Cookies from 4 Sons R Us
- Hocus Pocus Mini Pancake Cereal from Fresh Coast Eats
- Count Chocula Cream Pie from Sweet ReciPEAS
Sweet Halloween Treats:
- Individual Halloween Parfaits from Tastes of Homemade
- Radioactive Jell-O Shots from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Spiced Caramel Corn from Pastry Chef Online
- Halloween Strawberry Ghosts from I am a Honey Bee
Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week!
Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!
Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife
Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish
Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar
Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms
Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms
6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life
Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)
Pop a Thieves Mint into your mouth for cinnamint-fresh breath after meals. Made with naturally derived ingredients and free of artificial sweeteners, dyes, and preservatives, Thieves Mints are a choice you can feel good about. Created with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend, these mints deliver minty coolness with a hint of warm, sugar-free sweetness. Thieves Mints come in a conveniently sized container that is great to take on the go!!
Prize #6 from Julie at Back To My Southern Roots
1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
Prize #8 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS
1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
Prize #9 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”
Prize #10 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog
1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”
ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card
Prize #12 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka
ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card
Prize #13 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Prize #14 from Amy from House of Nash Eats
ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including: Angie of BigBearsWife , Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms, Terri of Our Good Life, Julie of Back To My Southern Roots, Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!