8 Recipes to Turn Your Pumpkin into Wicked Treats This Halloween

So, you’ve spent hours carving out your pumpkin to create the most spooktacular design, but are unsure what to do with those leftovers? Rich with vitamin A and one of the best-known sources of the antioxidant beta-carotene, pumpkin is bursting with health benefits and can be used as a base for both savoury and sweet recipes.

Why not use your Vitamix blender to magic your pumpkin into one of our devilishly delicious treats this Halloween:

  1. Pumpkin Soup

    A combination of sweet paprika and nutmeg with a kick of cayenne pepper makes for a frighteningly good twist on the classic pumpkin soup. A tried and tested concoction guaranteed to warm the hearts of even the scariest trick-or-treaters.

  2. Pumpkin Latté

    Hide away from the ghosts and ghouls and curl up on the sofa with this rich and creamy treat. Cinnamon and white chocolate chips make this a very naughty but nice hot treat.

  3. Pumpkin Brownies

    Together with a hint of ginger and orange (and a bit of hocus pocus), cooked pumpkin is transformed into wickedly wonderful low calorie brownies.

  4. Pumpkin Pie Bars

    These buttery bars, ideal for Halloween parties, will soon have you under a spell. They’ll be gone quicker than you can say “boo!”

  5. Pumpkin Muffins

    The little monsters won’t be able to keep away from these taste-bud tickling, hair-raising muffins. Allspice and cinnamon enhance the pumpkin’s sweetness while walnuts give a mischievous crunch.

  6. Pumpkin Walnut Spread

    This scarily-good spread is perfect on bread when in need of a not-so-naughty treat. Sage, hot pepper and Chinese Five Spice makes this simple recipe otherworldly.

  7. Pumpkin Smoothie

    Dedicated to bringing you back to life, this chilling concoction is gluten-free and a great post-party breakfast recovery drink.

  8. Pumpkin Pie Spice

    This pumpkin pie spice is source of all wickedness and will be just the trick you need up your sleeve for whipping up smoothies, like this warm apple ginger recipe. Blended cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves make this a super-natural ingredient – perfect for ensuring all your dishes are bewitching.

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