A cute, easy fall treat to enjoy! The kids will love dipping these No Bake Pumpkin Patch Cookies and decorating them. They are perfect for fall parties or just because for a sweet treat. Take a sandwich cookie, dip it in melted chocolate and top it with a pumpkin candy!
This is an easy no-bake recipe that’s a fun fall or Halloween activity. These cookies are all about the decorating and so quick and easy to do.
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For these fun no-bake pumpkin patch cookies, you only need four ingredients! Sandwich cookies are coated in white chocolate and decorated with pumpkin candies – they’re so cute!
This is the perfect easy cookie recipe for little hands – you can prepare the chocolate and help dip the cookies and let the littles do the decorating.
I like that they’re not just Halloween-themed. You can make these for any fall celebration or just as a fun weekend activity to keep the kiddos busy.
They also make great gifts! Bag them up in Halloween or Thanksgiving baggies, tie a ribbon, and share them with family and friends. They’ll love them!
- Sandwich cookies – Oreos or any other kind of similar sandwich cookie will work. I like to do a mix of chocolate sandwich cookies and vanilla ones.
- White chocolate – Since we are tinting the chocolate, white chocolate works best for this recipe.
- Orange food coloring – To get a deep orange color, I recommend using liquid food coloring (not gel food coloring).
- Pumpkin candies – These are used as the decoration on top.
If you don’t want to add food coloring, you can use orange candy melts instead of white chocolate. Just keep in mind, candy melts are vanilla flavored so your cookies won’t have a white chocolate-flavored coating.
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Silicone spatula
How to Make the Cookies
Prepare the baking sheet: Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
Make the cookie crumbs: Remove the cream filling from two to three cookies. Place the cookies in a Ziplock bag and crush them into fine crumbs.
Make the chocolate coating: Microwave the chocolate for one minute and stir it. Continue to warm it in 15 second intervals, stirring between each, until smooth. Mix in the orange food coloring.
Dip the cookies: Dip the cookies one at a time in the melted chocolate. Fully coat them and then lift them out with a fork. Gently shake it so the excess chocolate can drip off. Place the cookie on the baking sheet.
Decorate! While the chocolate coating is wet, sprinkle some crushed cookies over the top and add the pumpkin candy.
Chill: Place the cookies in the fridge until the chocolate is set.
Once the chocolate is hardened, transfer the cookies to an airtight container. They will keep well at room temperature for three to four days.
Tips for the Best No Bake Pumpkin Cookies
If you don’t have a microwave, you can melt the chocolate using a double boiler on the stove.
White chocolate can scorch easily, so be careful to not warm it too long. To avoid overheating it, stop microwaving it once it is almost melted with just a few lumps of chocolate. Stir and they should melt into the chocolate without having to heat it more.
Depending on the kind of orange food coloring you use (I recommend liquid), the amount you will need will vary. Always start with less and add more to reach your desired color.
We love the cute pumpkin theme, but you can easily switch up the decorations for a different theme! Decorate the tops with candy corn or other fall-themed candy. Or, just sprinkle some fun fall or Halloween sprinkles on top!
I hope you have fun making these cute no-bake pumpkin patch cookies! They’re so easy and perfect for the fall season.
More Fun No Bake Recipes to Try
- Halloween Bark is another easy recipe to try! Melt chocolate and then have fun decorating it with candy and sprinkles.
- Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups are perfect for parties. Creamy pudding topped with Oreo “dirt” and pumpkin candy are always a hit.
- Make a batch of No Bake S’mores Bars and they’ll disappear in no time! The best part is that you don’t need a campfire to make them.
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- 18 vanilla and chocolate sandwich creme cookies
- 8 ounces white melting chocolate (I used two 4-ounce white chocolate baking bars)
- Orange food coloring
- 18 mellowcreme pumpkin candies
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Take 2-3 chocolate cookies and remove the cream from between the cookies. On a plate or in a ziplock bag, crush the cookies until it’s a powder.
- In a small microwaveable bowl, melt the 8 ounces of chocolate (if using a baking bar, break into small pieces). Microwave for 1 minute, stir, then continue cooking in 15 second intervals until melted, stirring in between. Be sure not to overheat the chocolate.
- Once the white chocolate is completely melted, add the orange food coloring. Add a few drops at a time and stir until the desired color is reached.
- Take one chocolate or vanilla cookie at a time and submerge it into the orange colored chocolate. If it’s not deep enough to submerge, place one side of the cookie in the chocolate, then flip it over so that both sides are covered. Remove the chocolate covered cookie by scooping it up with a fork. Gently shake the cookie back and forth to remove excess chocolate and to get a smooth surface.
- Place the cookie onto the parchment paper. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the chocolate cookie crumbs on top, then add the pumpkin candy in the middle.
- Place cookies in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened and serve.
- Once the chocolate is hardened, transfer the cookies to an airtight container. They will keep well at room temperature for three to four days.
TIPS FOR THE BEST NO BAKE PUMPKIN COOKIES
- If you don’t have a microwave, you can melt the chocolate using a double boiler on the stove.
- White chocolate can scorch easily, so be careful to not warm it too long. To avoid overheating it, stop microwaving it once it is almost melted with just a few lumps of chocolate. Stir and they should melt into the chocolate without having to heat it more.
- Depending on the kind of orange food coloring you use (I recommend liquid), the amount you will need will vary. Always start with less and add more to reach your desired color.
- We love the cute pumpkin theme, but you can easily switch up the decorations for a different theme! Decorate the tops with candy corn or other fall-themed candy. Or, just sprinkle some fun fall or Halloween sprinkles on top!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g