Fall Recipes to Fall in Love With

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Kids are going back to school, or will be very soon anyway, and it’s time to start thinking about all things awesomely fall. Pumpkin Spice everything, falling leaves, sweater weather, and loads of delicious treats for parties, lunch boxes, and just because.

These adorable and delicious treats will make your fall even more delicious and whimsical than ever before.

 

Probiotic Apple Pie Ice Cream

 

Source: Raia’s Recipes

It’s apple harvest time, and this time of year is perfect for all things apple. Like this delicious ice cream that uses Kefir to help make it healthy. Plus delicious apples, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg? It’s a smooth, creamy, healthier ice cream that’s fall in a dish!

 

Scrumptious Amazingly Easy Apple Turnovers

 

Source: Small Town Woman

Another delicious apple treat are these turnovers. With a sweet glaze on the outside these are perfect for a treat, dessert or even a quick breakfast as you run off the door to shuttle your kids to school and run to work.

 

They’re made easy with the use of already made puff pastry sheets that you can get in the grocery store freezer. I love the Pepperidge Farm ones to be honest.

 

Easy Pumpkin Donuts

 

Source: Seasoned Sprinkles

These donuts are so easy because they actually use a cake mix! One of my favorite pumpkin cookies also uses a spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin. I never thought to try to make donuts a similar way! Plus even the delicious glaze for these donuts has a pumpkin spice kick to really make your pumpkin fall dreams come true.

 

I love treats like this that actually use pumpkin, to get the nutrition of pumpkin even into picky eaters.

 

Edible Candy Corn Cups

 

Source: Fun Money Mom

You can use these adorable candy corn inspired cups for so many things! Shots, extra candy, some whipped cream, pudding? They’d be adorable little treats for a Halloween party at school filled with candy corn like the picture above. Or at work, or at a bar, or just.. anyplace that is having fun and enjoying fall. Do you like candy corn?

 

Candy Corn Cupcakes

 

Source: Ann’s Entitled Life

I appreciate recipe blog posts that don’t make me read an entire page or two long story before getting to the recipe. This recipe does just that! You can get right into making some adorable and delicious cupcakes that are, of course, candy corn inspired!

 

Colorful cupcakes are just so fun, they make vanilla more edible for me I’ve got to admit.

 

Candy Corn Bark

 

Source: Fun Money Mom

One last Candy Corn inspired treat for this fall line up is this absolutely cute and festive candy bark! Okay, they originally call it Halloween Bark but I don’t think Candy Corn has to be strictly for Halloween. It’s a cute fall treat but it’s true that this would be fun for a Halloween party!

 

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Baked Apples

 

Source: We’re Parents

Ahh the fall air, apple picking time, and cheesecake. Three wonderful things in life to be honest. These scrumptious baked apples have the wonderful twist of a cheesecake as well as a delicious caramel apple sauce that you make yourself. How much more apple cinnamon creamy perfection could one ask for?

 

Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

 

Source: Cincy Shopper

These cookies look just so much like adorable mini pies that I gasped at how CUTE they are! This recipe is one that doesn’t take a lot of work on your behalf, unless you want it to. It uses refrigerated pie crust, canned apple pie filling, and a salted caramel sauce from the store too. So it’s a quick and easy treat that looks like it took you a lot more than it really had to.

 

Perfect for that fall bake sale, gift to the new neighbors, or share with friends while you enjoy the beautiful colors of falling leaves.

 

Caramel Apple Pudding Cups

 

Source: Kenarry

This treat is stunning to look at! It’s like a caramel apple but without being on a stick and without the mess of biting into a caramel apple. Plus you get the amazing smooth creaminess of vanilla pudding as well. The recipe uses applesauce, but I think I’d want slices of apples in mine.

 

Caramel Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip

 

Source: My Food Story

Why should apples get all the caramel goodness? That’s not the case with this amazing dip which would be perfect on fruit, graham crackers or more. I didn’t really need more reasons to love pumpkin treats, but this one gives me another one! I can’t wait to make this one myself.

 

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Pancakes

 

Source: Happy Foods Tube

I’ve never really thought of sweet potatoes as a pancake food. Yeah, you can have them as a casserole at Thanksgiving, and I absolutely love them in a crunchy tempura batter, but as pancakes? Well heck, why not?

 

These pancakes would make a great dessert, breakfast or whenever treat with some added benefits! Sweet potatoes have fiber, a TON of Vitamin A, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin C, Iron, Protein and Potassium. Can normal pancakes say all that? Plus, they have chocolate chips! Heck. YES!

 

Bubble Caramel Apple Cider

 

Source: Moms Who Save

I love sparkling apple cider, it’s the perfect cool fall drink and I’ve never tried a caramel version before! Or making it myself, so this recipe is right up my alley for a fall treat that I know the kids will love. We have apple cider every Thanksgiving!

 

This apple cider is made using your slow cooker, and uses oranges and apples together. I can’t wait to try it out!

 

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

 

Source: Disney Insider Tips

I love flavored almonds, and cinnamon sugar almonds are no exception as long as they’re made well. Too much cinnamon can throw off the entire taste. These ones though? They hit the spot perfectly!

 

Plus, you get to use your slow cooker to cook them, making it pretty easy to make. It takes take a few hours of course, but that’s alright, because the house smells amazing while they do.

 

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Source: Mom vs The Boys

I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but I never thought of making them with pumpkin. My goodness, these just look and sound to die for! If you want more pumpkin in your life these might be a good start! As a bonus, the cookies will give you a little chocolate fix as well.

 

Gluten Free Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Swirl Cake

 

Source: Uncommon Designs

Of course I wouldn’t forget about those folks that need to eat Gluten Free! I want to try and make sure I add at least one gluten-free option in my treat round ups. This cake looks delicious. What’s not to love about pumpkin mixed with the amazing taste that is dark chocolate? The sweet but perfect glaze on top, is quite literally, the icing on the cake!

 

Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Muffins

 

Source: Peace, Love and Low Carb

This recipe is now only Low Carb but Gluten Free too! Sometimes you want to hide the pumpkin you’re trying to feed someone. Or, you just want chocolate without as much guilt.

 

These cupcakes are prefect for that, they use pumpkin, peanut butter, and pumpkin pie spice on top of the cocoa and chocolate chips. All around a winning combo of perfect fall flavors and a chocolate lovers delight.

 

Pumpkin French Toast Sticks

 

Source: Crayons & Cravings

It’s amazing to see how creative people can be with pumpkin. French toast with pumpkin too? My goodness, I love french toast and these sound just dreamy. What a perfect breakfast, dessert, or finger food to serve at a party don’t you think?

 

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

 

Source: In The Kids Kitchen

Fall officially means Pumpkin Spice everything, and these peanut butter cookies are no exception! Peanut butter cookies are easy enough to make, but the addition of pumpkin pie spice just makes an already delicious treat even better if you ask me!

 

Easy Fall Flavored Gluten Free Pumpkin 7 Layer Bars

 

Source: Fearless Dining

These bars are perfect if you want a lovely mix of flavors, some pumpkin, and want something gluten free as well! Yep, these delicious 7 layer bars are gluten free but oh so delicious. With such a fun mix of textures, who could say no to this treat as the weather turns cold?

 

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

 

Source: Crayons & Cravings

These pancakes look like delicious cinnamon rolls, but they’re also pumpkin and my goodness what a wonderful combination. Can you just say, WOW! Cinnamon rolls might take a bit of work, but pancakes aren’t nearly as involved, but these look like that perfect combination of the two and great for fall mornings.

 

Cinnamon Apple Fries

 

Source: Mama Knows Gluten Free

Who needs regular french fries when you can make these amazingly delicious cinnamon apple fries? Just look at them! They’re making my mouth water just from one picture alone.

 

Plus the recipe is gluten free, so it’s a wonderful dessert you can have despite diet restrictions without restricting flavors or having to worry about which gluten free flour to use. As it doesn’t use any at all. Pair them with some whipped cream and a caramel sauce and you’ve got a treat for any time of day!

 

Grain Free Granola Bars

 

Source: Salt In My Coffee

Fall hikes or just walks in the leaves while enjoying the smells of the season are just so wonderful. This treat is one you can take with you and your family to snack on while you enjoy all the colors and the cool breeze. They’re also grain free, if you’re looking for a treat that’s perfectly portable, this is the one.

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

Source: The Rising Spoon

I remember there being some drama when news came out that the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte didn’t actually contain pumpkin. It just, as the name says, has pumpkin spice in it. Anyway, this recipe actually has pumpkin puree in it, plus is vegan thanks to almond milk.

 

If you want a pumpkin spice latte recipe that is healthier than what you get at Starbucks, this is perfect for you.

 

Pretzel Kisses For Fall

 

Source: The Housewife Modern

This adorable fall treat is easy to make, while still being yummy and perfect for parties or treat bags to give away friends, neighbors, and your kids classmates! What’s not to love about the wonderful combination of sweet and salty when it comes to pretzels mixed with chocolate and white chocolate? Not much if you ask me!

 

Autumn Puppy Chow Trail Mix

 

Source: Chicken Scratch NY

Puppy chow is another one of those perfect on the go snacks and it’s made even more adorable with the use of fall colors, peanut butter pieces, and butterscotch chips! This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser and is great for little hands to snack on.

 

Oreo Acorns Recipe

 

Source: Mom Foodie

Oreo balls are so easy to make, but you can just do so many things with them. You need oreos crushed up super finely and mixed with cream cheese to make the inside of these delicious treats. I love them in all sorts of ways, but my goodness seeing them look like acorns is just too much. I love it!

 

This easy recipe is cute and sure to get a lot of attention no matter where you are.

 

Maple-Glazed Sugar Cookies with Pecans

 

Source: The Anthony Kitchen

I love pecans, and I used to eat pecan pie pretty regularly in the fall as a kid. So these cookies drew me in by looks alone. Hey, fall doesn’t only have to be about apples, pumpkin and candy corn, right? These cookies are just scrumptious with their sweet maple glaze, wonderful texture, and great crunch from the pecans.

 

Toffee Pecan Bars

 

Source: The Forked Spoon

This delicious recipe also features pecans, but has chocolate and toffee bits as well. A more mature looking, but still amazingly drool worthy, dessert to be sure.

This treat is perfect for fall if you like treats that aren’t always about pumpkin spice, caramel and apples. Not that I don’t like those things, but these go outside of that. I’m good with that.

 

No Churn Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

 

Source: Raia’s Recipes

This recipe is Gluten-Free, Primal and GAPS-Friendly. Plus it’s no churn and easy to make. You basically just blend all the ingredients until smooth, put into the freezer, wait a few hours and then it’s done. Delicious, and if you can stand the wait it’s just so amazingly worth it. Pumpkin pie ice cream for the major win!

 

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

 

Source: Delicious Everyday

These cupcakes were just so pretty I had to add them. I just had to. Plus, Salted Caramel is just too good for me to resist. Sweet and a little salty, it’s just perfect. The cake is an apple cake, so the apples aren’t just used for a garnish.

 

What an amazingly pretty take on a caramel apple with the wonders of soft cake and pretty wrappers. What a delicious way to enjoy all the wonders of a fall harvest!

Do you have a favorite treat you enjoy in the fall? Some treats are just better certain times of year if you ask me. I’d love to know what you enjoy in the fall.

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Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

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