Homemade Pumpkin Candies: A Special Dairy-Free Treat


These easy pumpkin candies are made with just 5 ingredients! They get richness from shredded coconut and are made with real pumpkin puree.

Brazilian Pumpkin Candies Recipe - dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan

Special Diet Notes: Pumpkin Candies

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Homemade Pumpkin Candies
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These Brazilian pumpkin candies were shared with us by a reader. She adapted the recipe from Food.com.
Serves: about 50 candies
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Powdered sugar, to coat
  1. Put the coconut, pumpkin puree, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick, or until it reaches the medium-ball stage (238 to 245ºF).
  2. Turn the mixture out onto a greased sheet or parchment paper to cool.
  3. Shape the mixture into small balls and roll it in the powdered sugar.
  4. Set each candy in a paper mini muffin to serve.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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