Harvest gatherings, fall events, and holiday parties are upon us, so instead of boring store bought desserts, how about some yummy and exciting homemade sweets to brighten everyone’s day!
Create delicious and fun desserts with gourmet bulk chocolate and exciting wholesale candy offered by Weaver Nut Company – here are 3 delicious recipes your customers can try:
1. Vegan Pumpkin Caramels Inspired by Minimalist Baker
- 12 ounces (1 1/4 cup packed) Weaver Nut California Medjool dates, pitted
- 2 tbsp. pumpkin butter (or pumpkin puree)
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup Roasted Unsalted Weaver Nut Pepitas
These truffles are a perfect healthy dessert for fall – with a good punch of pumpkin flavor from pumpkin butter (or puree), pumpkin pie spice and roasted pumpkin seeds. They are decadent-but-healthy caramels, naturally sweetened with dates, sticky, creamy on the inside, salty-sweet on the outside, subtly spiced, plus they’re simple to make, and both vegan and gluten free.
If your dates are not sticky and moist, begin soaking in hot water now; after 10-minutes drain thoroughly. Add dates to the food processor and mix until a ball forms. Add pumpkin butter (or puree) and spices and mix well. While mixing, slowly pour in melted coconut oil until a paste forms, scraping down sides as needed. If it won’t mix, add 1-2 tbsp. hot water - depending on the size and stickiness of your dates, until you get the creamiest paste that actually tastes like caramel. Taste and adjust spices as needed.
Put mixture in the freezer to chill/harden for min 2, max 6 hours - you want it to be sticky enough to allow for handling and rolling into balls. Once set, remove from freezer and scoop out rounded tablespoons and roll between your palms to form a ball. Roll in pepitas, sprinkle with sea salt, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet or plate and pop back in the freezer to set.
Keep pumpkin caramels in the freezer for freshness (they won’t harden), enjoy straight from the freezer, or let set at room temp for 5 minutes before serving.
2. Pumpkin Pretzel Bites inspired by Two Sisters Crafting
- Square Pretzel Snaps or Round Mini Pretzels
- Orange and Green M&M Mini Milk Chocolate
- Hershey Milk Chocolate Red and Green Kisses (or Hershey Pastel Milk Chocolate Kisses), or Merckens Milk Cocoa or Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers
- Pumpkin pretzel bites are sweet, salty, crunchy and delicious, plus they’re easy to put together and will last for months.
First, place 7-8 Pretzel Snaps (more if using mini pretzels) on a paper plate, and cover them with chocolate melting wafers of your choice. Heat in a microwave oven for approximately 30-45 seconds, depending on how many pretzels/candy’s you do at one time, how powerful your microwave is, the type of pretzels you are using. The goal is for the candy to be melted enough to press the M&M’s into, but not for the candy melt to lose its’ shape and the chocolate to start dripping off of the pretzel, etc.
Once the candy melts are softened, place 7 (or however many pretzels you have) orange Mini M&M’s on the melted chocolate as shown in the picture above. Finish by placing one green Mini M&M’s on the top of the “pumpkin” to represent the pumpkin stem.
These Pumpkin Pretzel Bites are a fun treat for Halloween, Fall or Thanksgiving. They have such a delicious and unique sweet and salty taste. And they stay fresh for months if you keep store them in an airtight container.
3. Rice Krispie Turkey Treats inspired by Frugal Coupon Living
These yummy “turkey” treats are great for all ages and perfect for the Fall and Thanksgiving Season.
- 6 cup Kellogg Rice Krispies
- 9 Linette Milk Chocolate Small Peanut Butter Cups
- 4 tbsp. Butter
- 10.5 ounce Marshmallows
- 9 Orange Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s
- 18 Candy Eyes
- 45 Jelly Belly Candy Corn
- 1/4 cup Red Candy Melting Chips, such as Merckens Red Rainbow Wafers
Place Small Peanut Butter Cups in freezer for 15 minutes. Line a 1? baking pan with parchment paper. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat, add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add Krispies and mix well. Remove from heat and allow to sit for about 3-4 minutes.
Butter your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly into the baking pan.
Allow to set for at least 10 minutes. Cut out circles with a 2? cookie cutter or drinking glass. Place red melting chips/wafers in corner of zipper sandwich bag and microwave for 45 seconds. Gently massage candy to insure it’s smooth and completely melted; if not, heat for another 15 seconds.
Clip the tip of the corner of the bag to allow you to pipe onto the candy. Using melted candy as glue, attach small peanut butter cup to the bottom half of circle, attach 5 candy corns around the upper half of the cup as tail feathers, attach a Reese's Piece to the bottom half of its edge as a beak. Then, attach the eyes above the beak, pipe on a waddle down the bottom of the cup below beak. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to set up.
These delicious treats will enhance any party or special event this autumn - we hope you enjoy making them and savoring them!
Stock up on your favorite chocolate wafers, M&M Mini Milk Chocolate, Linette Milk Chocolate Small Peanut Butter Cups, pretzels and other wholesale sweets and snacks, right here: http://www.weavernut.com/