My daughter’s favorite dessert is pumpkin pie, so she loves this time of year! She counts down to Thanksgiving for the pumpkin pie. When I needed to make some pops for a tailgate this weekend, I decided to go with Pumpkin Pie Cake Pops in addition to Oreo Truffle Pops.
All this week, we’re featuring last minute Halloween ideas. These Pumpkin Pie Pops are a great treat for either a last minute Halloween Party dessert of treat. They would also be great for a Thanksgiving gathering, next month.
These Pumpkin Pie Pops actually taste exactly like pumpkin pie. The pumpkin pie filling is cream and rich like real pumpkin pie. And, the spices add just the right amount of pumpkin pie flavor.
Pumpkin Pie Pops
6 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 15 ounce package of Vanilla Oreo cookies
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of ground nutmeg
Dash of ground ginger
Dash of ground cloves
1 package of melting white chocolate
Small or medium lollipop sticks
Using a food processor, crush cookies into a fine crumb. Beat cream cheese and canned pumpkin, until fluffy. Add Vanilla Oreo crumbs and spices to cream cheese mixture, beat until fully combined. Using a mini ice cream scoop, make a 3/4″-1″ ball. These balls will be fairly gooey, so roll ball in hand until formed into a ball. They may be difficult to roll into smooth ball until after they have hardened. Place balls into freezer for 1 hour.
After the Oreo balls have hardened in freezer, melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate in microwave, until smooth. Remove ball from refrigerator and re-roll in hand. Re-rolling the balls will assure a smoother, less bumpy, ball. Dip one end of lollipop stick into white chocolate, push into ball, about 1/2 -2/3 way into ball. Place balls back into the fridge, overnight or for several hours.
Melt remaining chocolate. Add 1 tablespoon of shortening into melted chocolate, mix in until fully combined. Dip entire Oreo ball into white chocolate, shake off excess chocolate. If desired, sprinkle with sprinkles or nonpareils. Place pops onto wax paper to cool and harden. Alternatively, for a completely round ball, push lollipop stick into a Styrofoam block so pops will cool standing upright. After completely cooled, place Oreo pops in refrigerator, until ready to serve.
Makes about 24 to 36 Pumpkin Pie Pops