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20 Kid Approved Pumpkin Desserts

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These pumpkin desserts are just perfect for fall, or even a boy’s autumn themed birthday party.

I’ve rounded up cake and cupcake recipes for your kids’ party food dessert table and a few more sophisticated items like pumpkin gingersnap tiramisu, pumpkin cheesecake trifles and pumpkin tortes.

Check out pumpkin pie fudge, chocolate pumpkin cheesecake, no-bake cheesecake and no-bake chocolate cheesecake, plus caramel pumpkin cheesecake dip. You’ll find pumpkin bread, ice cream, cookies, brownies and more!

Which one will you try first?

20 Amazing Pumpkin Desserts


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1. Pumpkin Pie Fudge

From Holiday Cottage

When it comes to pumpkin pie fudge, sharing is caring. Make up a batch (this one serves 56), and delight all the pumpkin and/or fudge-lovers in your life! This recipe calls for cooking with a saucepan over the stove, and a candy thermometer is required.

2. Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

From Lyuba at Will Cook for Smiles

Prepare yourself. This chocolate pumpkin cheesecake recipe may just trump all other pumpkin recipes in your files. A Hershey’s chocolate bar sits atop a graham cracker crust on the bottom, followed by a smooth pumpkin cheesecake layer, all topped with pecans and chocolate syrup. Sounds mighty delicious, doesn’t it?

Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip Dessert

3. Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

From The Recipe Critic

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect fall recipe, this caramel pumpkin cheesecake dip looks divine! Plus, with only 8 ingredients and a prep time of 10 minutes, you can whip up a batch of this heaven-in-a-bowl even last minute! It combines all your favorite fall flavors with a yummy cheesecake texture!

Kid Approved Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes Desserts
4. No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

From A Family Feast

The next time you need to throw together a quick fall dessert and don’t have time to bake, this no-bake mini pumpkin cheesecake recipe is a great one to have in your file! Spices, cheesecake pudding mix, whipped topping, cream cheese, and pumpkin puree combine to form an irresistible mousse! Spoon this luscious mixture over a buttery graham cracker crumb crust for a dessert that will satisfy your pumpkin cravings!

5. Pumpkin-Gingersnap Tiramisu

From Grace Parisi via Food & Wine

Make ahead recipes during the busy fall season are worth their weight in gold! This pumpkin –gingersnap tiramisu sounds divine and totally gourmet. Imagine a recipe where pumpkin pie marries tiramisu and the result is layers of pumpkin-mascarpone custard and gingersnaps brushed in a wonderful syrup.

Pumpkin Bread Kid Approved Dessert
6. Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Buttercream

From Nancy Creative

Bake up a batch of this pumpkin bread with pumpkin buttercream and you’ll bring all the people to your kitchen with the scents of fall wafting in from your oven. Not only is the basic pumpkin bread recipe delicious as is, but the pumpkin buttercream frosting turns it into an extra special dessert! This recipe makes one batch, so you’ll probably want to double the recipe if you hope to have any pumpkin bread left for yourself!

Kid Friendly Pumpkin Kiss Cookies Desserts
7. Pumpkin Caramel Kiss Cookies

From Something Swanky

Blossom cookies meet pudding cookies in this yummy and pretty fall treat! Pumpkin cheesecake blossom cookies are a great compilation of fall flavors. They are a cheesecake pudding cookie that is rolled in cinnamon sugar before being topped off with a pumpkin spice Hershey kiss! Add this recipe to your fall dessert lineup!

Kids Party food 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies Desserts
8. 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies

From Cookies & Cups

Two ingredient pumpkin brownies? It almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it’s true! All you need for this perfect fall recipe is a brownie mix and a can of pumpkin. You can add pumpkin pie spice for a spicier pumpkin flavor, but that is a totally optional ingredient, as is a frosting layer. Be prepared for a unique style brownie that is fudgy and denser than a normal brownie, but still oh-so-good!

Kids Party Food Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Ideas
9. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

From CincyShopper

A no churn recipe for pumpkin pie ice cream will certainly delight pumpkin lovers. To recreate this recipe, all you’ll need is: heavy whipping cream, pure pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice. After a quick session of whipping the cream and other ingredients to form stiff peaks, plus 4 hours of freezing time, the ice cream will be ready!

Party Food Ideas Pumpkin Cupcakes for Kids
10. Pumpkin Cupcakes

From Colors + Crafts

You’ll be wishing for fall all-year long after trying this recipe! These pumpkin cupcakes feature maple cream cheese frosting. The ingredients list and instructions for both the cupcakes and the maple cream cheese frosting are just a click away. You can thank us later for sharing!

Party Food Ideas for Kids Pumpkin Torte
11. Pumpkin Torte

From Life in the Lofthouse, adapted from Taste of Home

Warning: this pumpkin torte recipe will cause drooling. Prepare to wow with this moist and delicious dessert comprised of layers of pumpkin cake and pumpkin whipped cream, topped with a generous amount of caramel sauce and chopped toffee bits. You may want to make two if you actually want a piece all to yourself.

Party Food Ideas for Kids Pumpkin Cookies
12. Pumpkin Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

You may be ready to toss out your other pumpkin cookie recipes after making these melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookies. Who would have thought that canned pumpkin and some classic spices like cinnamon and nutmeg plus some baking staples could result in such a delicious cookie! Topped with homemade frosting and a sprinkle or two of cinnamon, these cookies will definitely delight! Classic flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg enhance these soft pumpkin cookies. Topped with homemade frosting and a sprinkling of cinnamon, the pumpkin desserts become even more indulgent.

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Ideas for Kids Party Food
13. No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

From Chocolate-Covered Katie

This recipe for no-bake chocolate pumpkin pie had us at “no-bake”. And everyone knows that chocolate and pumpkin is a match made in dessert heaven, so everything about this recipe is winning! Did we mention it is also gluten-free?

Kids Party Food Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Brownies
14. Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Brownies

From Chocolate-Covered Katie

What do you get when you combine creamy vanilla, with sweet pumpkin, and rich chocolate? You get chocolate pumpkin brownies and a craving to eat them! You’ll love the substitutions that make this recipe a healthy dessert option.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Triffles Kids Party Food Ideas
15. Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

From My Baking Addiction

With all the other Thanksgiving cooking that must be done, you might just appreciate this recipe for a quick—but oh so delicious—dessert that can be prepped and assembled in minutes. These pumpkin cheesecake trifles start with a base of Biscoff cookies that are crushed to form a crust. A layer of pumpkin cheesecake filling comes next. Both are finished off with a whipping cream swirl on top. Serve these up in mini trifle glasses for a great individual sized dessert!

Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake Bars Party Food Idea
16. Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake Bars

From Something Swanky, adapted from All You

Attention cheesecake lovers, here’s a great recipe to get you excited for fall! It combines two favorites—Oreos and pumpkin—and is sure to be a hit at your fall gatherings. An Oreo crust, layered with a decadent pumpkin cheesecake, and topped with chocolate chips, and more crushed Oreos sounds like a great dessert to us!

Kids Party Cheesecake Cake Food Ideas
17. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

From Shugary Sweets

Calling all pumpkin aficionados—this pumpkin cheesecake recipe is for you! Two layers of pumpkin cake, a creamy cheesecake center, and a topping of cream cheese frosting sounds pretty fabulous, doesn’t it? And if it suits your fancy, add some chopped walnuts and a drizzle or two of caramel.

Pumpkin Pie Lasagna Kids Party Food Ideas
18. Pumpkin Pie Lasagna

From Beyond Frosting

When you need a quick and easy fall dessert to share, this no-bake pumpkin pie lasagna is a great choice! Layers of pumpkin mousse pair with whip cream and graham crackers in one delicious icebox cake. The smattering of chocolate chips on top provides the perfect hint of chocolate. Throw this together in about 15 minutes!

Pumpkin Nutella Poke Cake Kids Party Food Idea
19. Pumpkin Nutella Poke Cake

From Something Swanky

This pumpkin Nutella poke cake has been nicknamed the “poke cake of all poke cakes”. You’ll have to be the judge. Made of 3 parts (cake, frosting, and toppings), each part is made of 2 simple ingredients. The cake part is comprised of a yellow boxed cake mix and a can of pumpkin. The frosting is made of Nutella and Cool Whip. And last but not least, the topping is a simple combination of hot fudge sauce and chopped Ferrero Rocher chocolates. The poking of holes part couldn’t be easier—just poke some holes and pour in some sweetened condensed milk. We can’t wait to hear the verdict after you’ve made this pumpkin dessert!

Kids Party Food Pumpkin Magic Bars Desserts
20. Pumpkin Magic Bars

From Bakers Royale

Sometimes you take a classic recipe and give it a makeover for a new season. Take this pumpkin magic bars recipe. It’s simply the classic 7 layer bar recipe, but made over for fall. It’s got shredded apples added for more depth in flavor, plus roasted salted almonds. And instead of a heavy layer of chocolate, it calls for a generous sprinkling of chocolate chips. Of course this recipe includes pumpkin too—pumpkin puree to be exact. Give it a whirl, and see if you like this fall twist on a classic dessert recipe.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.