Hello, again and welcome back! Fall is in the air here in Northern Michigan. This past week we were still seeing temperatures in the high 70’s. We even took the boat out one last time after school last week trying to savor the last of the hot weather. Over the weekend the temps starting dropping, especially at night. I can’t believe it will be October in only a few weeks. Pond Hill Farm is even starting their fall festival next weekend and I can’t wait to get out there and walk around and have an adult beverage at their winery.
Until then, I’m in full fall mode here, working on fall and Halloween treats to share on Pinterest. Because pumpkin is huge during this time of year I played around with the pumpkin and cream cheese mixture from last week, added it to some Nilla Wafers and then dunked them in chocolate. Yum! Chocolate coated cookies with a hint of pumpkin? Sure, why not!
These took little time to make (always a plus) and the kids had some friends over for a playdate so it was perfect timing to try them out. I had grabbed another jar of Brownwood Farm’s Pumpkin Butter from Grandpa Shorter’s. My husband loves it on his morning toast so I needed another jar to try my new recipe out.
Chocolate Pumpkin Bites Ingredients –
8 oz whipped cream cheese
1/4 C. Brownwood Farm’s Pumpkin Butter (add more if you prefer more pumpkin taste)
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
12 oz Wilton chocolate candy melts
#1. Combine the cream cheese, Pumpkin Butter, pumpkin pie spice and chill.
#2. After the dip is chilled, generously spread some on top of each Nilla Wafer and add a 2nd Nilla Wafer on top to make a cookie sandwich. Place the cookie sandwiches on a small cookie sheet or plate and repeat with the rest of the Nilla Wafers.
#3. Place the cookie sandwiches in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
#4. After the cookie sandwiches have set, pour the 12 oz of Wilton chocolate candy melts into a microwave safe dish and heat in 30 second increments, stirring until melted (my microwave took about 2 minutes total).
#5. Remove the melted chocolate from the microwave and let cool a few minutes.
#5. Using a small fork, dip the cookie sandwiches into the chocolate and flip to completely coat with melted chocolate (see photo).
#6. Use the fork to lift the chocolate covered cookie sandwich out of the melted chocolate and place on a wax paper or foil lined baking sheet to set.
#7. Repeat with all the cookie sandwiches.
#8. Allow the chocolate to set. You can also set them back in the fridge to speed up the setting time.