Frugal Foodie Mama: Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pie Dip

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pie Dip

Your favorite candies from the kids' trick or treat bags come together with a favorite fall dessert in this creamy Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pie DipThis content was created in partnership with Kroger Family Stores using free products provided by Kroger.
Your favorite candies from the kids' trick or treat bags come together with a favorite fall dessert in this creamy Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pie Dip. #InspiredGathering

Each fall around Halloween, my parents have hosted a costume party for the family. This Halloween tradition actually started with my grandparents when I was kid. They would decorate their garage like a haunted house and everyone in the family would show up dressed up in their Halloween costumes and with a fun treat in hand. We always did it potluck style, and there were also lots of games for the kids to play and a costume contest for all in attendance. This is a tradition that my parents decided to take over some years back, and now we have a family style Halloween celebration each October in my my parents' garage. 

Every single year, I try to bring a different sweet treat to the party.  This year I am bringing this creamy and fun Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pie Dip. I combined some of our favorite candies from the kids' trick or treat bags with one of my favorite fall desserts- pumpkin pie. :) You just really cannot go wrong with this easy to make dessert dip for a fall family get-together, an office or school party, or just because you end up having more Halloween candy than you know what to do with... 

Your favorite candies from the kids' trick or treat bags come together with a favorite fall dessert in this creamy Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pie Dip. #InspiredGathering
Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pie Dip

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None
Ingredients (serves 8-10)
  • 8 oz Kroger Fat Free Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Kroger Lite Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 1 cup Mini Snickers and Twix candy bars, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of Milk Chocolate M&M's
  • Graham crackers, pretzels, apple slices, etc for dipping
Instructions
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add in the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla, and mix until well blended. Fold in the whipped topping. Then fold in the chopped Snickers & Twix and the M&M's. 

Spoon into a serving bowl and garnish with a few chopped candy bar pieces and M&M's, if desired. Serve with apple slices, graham crackers, pretzels, etc for dipping.

Cover tightly and refrigerate any leftover dip for up to 3 days.
Enjoy!
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Your favorite candies from the kids' trick or treat bags come together with a favorite fall dessert in this creamy Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pie Dip. #InspiredGathering

I kept the dip itself somewhat light by using fat free cream cheese and lite whipped topping and just let the Snickers, Twix, and M&M's provide the fun sweetness for this Halloween treat. You could certainly use regular cream cheese and whipped topping in this if you would like though.
Your favorite candies from the kids' trick or treat bags come together with a favorite fall dessert in this creamy Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pie Dip. #InspiredGathering

Do you and your family have any fun Halloween or fall traditions you do each year?
What is your favorite way to enjoy that extra trick or treat candy? :)

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