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Children be warned.

The following is a possible result of not using protection when your boyfriend looks like this.

(How’s that for a sex-education lesson?)


My, what lovely children you have…

Pumpkin Pie Babies

  • 1/4 cup cooked winter squash of choice (I used kabocha), or sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon almonds or walnuts
  • 40 grams dates (If unsure what type to use, see the Fudge Baby FAQ Post)
  • optional cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Blend everything together and form into shapes of your choice (or put in the fridge for a while if the dough is too soft).


Innit pretty?

(Note: I used the kabocha skin, hence the green flecks.)


I made the backdrop too. Guess I have a thing for scarecrows!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Sünne says:

    OMG, Katie, as if Fudge Babies hadn’t been genius enough you’ve beat yourself!
    I might give them a try today already!!! Yay for a new snack food for studying!

  2. jcd says:

    Finally! Ever since you mentioned these last week I’ve been on the edge of my seat. These look delicious! I’ll definitely add some spice to mine. Mmm… You are so creative.

  3. Yum!!
    Love the backdrop too – you’re so clever

  4. glidingcalm says:

    THOSE LOOK SOO YUMMY KATIE!!!!! I may have to sneak over to your hour for the holidays!!! :)

  5. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better!!!

  6. Wow Katie! So creative! I’ve loving all these raw deserts! YUM!

  7. Jessica says:

    Can’t wait to make these! I wish I could pick one off the screen and try it! :)

  8. Jenny says:

    how appropriate :) though I’m pretty sure If i told my extended family I was bringing my “pumpkin pie babies” to thanksgiving they’d probably have a heart attack

  9. YUM! They look so delicious and festive. I love the idea of giving them a nice hairdo with some soyatoo, that would take them over the top.

  10. Janna says:

    Mmm kabocha fudge babies!

    And you are so talented, you made the backdrop? So pretty and festive!
    love it

  11. shelby says:


  12. Christina says:

    I really need to get me some dates so I can start making all these delicious creations of yours!

  13. Diann says:

    You sure make a lot of babies 😉 These look especially good!

  14. deisegirl says:

    oooh I’ve just cooked up a lot of pumpkin (the only pumpkin I was able to get hold of before the shops here stopped selling them *le sigh*)….was looking around for ideas to use the stuff up. I also have lots of dates and nuts to use up as well so it seems kind of foolish to not make these 😉

  15. eaternotarunner says:

    Those look right up my alley, esp if you sub in sweet potatoes. YUM!

  16. Kate says:

    do you think it is possible to subside on fudge babies and their cousins alone :) they look so good!

  17. Carleen says:

    I just found your blog, I’m so excited to start trying your recipes! Everything looks so yummy but do-able.

  18. You. are. a. genius.

    *Hug the computer*


  19. Melinda says:

    great idea and so in the spirit of the impending T-day as well as fall.

  20. So can you eat kobocha skin? Does it get really soft? I ask because last night, I was prepping some kobocha for a curry I’m making for dinner tonight. The skin was almost impossible to cut … so I threw it in the oven for 20 minutes and half-baked it. Then I cut off the skin and cubed the squash. After the 20 minutes, the skin was still hard-ish. Does it get softer when baked even longer?

  21. Marina says:

    Oh my oh my. Pumpkin in fudge babies. I’ve got to try that. Thanks for the idea!

  22. More excellent baby making. I think the stork needs to pay my kitchen a visit soon. :)

  23. veggienymph says:

    These will be the perfect thing to take on the road for my Thankgiving travels. I’ve loved all the babies so far I can’t wait to try the new variation.

  24. Jenna says:

    I think you are fooling yourself with saying you eat enough. I read your older posts and how you eat 2600 calories, but then in another you said you run like 8 miles. That means your only eating a net of 1800.

    And then you said you are “naturally” extremely thin. When I looked at your scrapbook pictures you were NOT ALWAYS this thin. 16 birthday picture you looked healthy and not underweight. So I really doubt you were always this thin. So idk why you keep saying it’s natural for you, as in reassuring yourself.

    I know you don’t care, but I cant bear to read your blog because you never eat anything that would cause weight gain and it’s extremely painful to read.

  25. patricia says:

    Wow all my favorite things combined this would be a whole holiday wrapped up into one serving…of yummy stuff.

    I have traveled to my Geek Girl SF to finish my ebook fundraiser for UNICEF and thought I found a salad I could enjoy at a local restaurant….after it was all eaten the wait staff said – wow a 1,600 calorie salad as one meal! I have walked and walked to attempt to get this idea out of my mind – I think if I want to heal the body I am just going to have to make everything at home….now I am ruminating on that idea.

    Hope you enjoy the holidays and nice display on your post..
    Thank you

  26. Eliza says:

    these sound amazing, all your “babies” haha are amazing, i was thinking/planning on making some sort of “chocolate pecan pie” inspired fudge babies to bring along for thanksgiving at my families house :)
    i was thinking, dates, pecans, cinnamon nutmeg and clove spices, and cocoa? idk…hmmm i have to think more…i have a few ideas lol..i was thinking of making like an apple one with dried apples + dates + nuts…ahh so so many possibilities with these babies! :)

    lots of love,

  27. Jenna,
    I actually eat more than 2600 now, since I’ve started to run more. I’m working on another “day in the life” post. And yes, I have always been this thin. (At times, even thinner.) But if reading my blog is triggering for you, please don’t read it, as that’s not my intention AT ALL.

  28. Anonymous says:

    It seems like “Jenna” has read a lot of your pages for someone who “can’t bear to” read your blog, Katie. Hmm.
    I would be creeped out if someone were scrutinizing my old photos like that. Get a life, Jenna! You’re just sick!

  29. julia says:

    How creative!
    I want one right NOW, can I come over?;)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  30. Naomi says:

    ahhh making these this week or this weekend!! they sound and look amazing, I love the colors :) so festive!!
    that thanksgiving wooden sculpture is the best!!

  31. Kathleen says:

    Yes!!! All my dreams are coming true. I think I’ll try them with maple.

  32. Jenny R. says:

    you’re amazing lol

  33. Mackenzie S says:

    These look so good! Ill have to try some soon :)

  34. JCD says:

    Oooh, I wonder what would happen if you used pepitas instead of almonds… hmm…

  35. Chrysta says:

    Looks super tasty as usual!!! I love all the different flavors that you come up with!

  36. Love the Pumpkin Babies. I am re-posting a version of my pumpkin donut holes soon. Glad that our recipes are SUPER different LOL

    Thanks for your Hallmark card comment too….I am a total smushy mushy person sometimes, a “total chick” who really can cry at Hallmark Card commercials!

  37. lexi. says:

    amazing idea! those pumpkin fudge babies are going to be on my dessert table for thanksgiving! i really want to make them! thanks for being a genius :)

  38. These could be formed into raw bars as well. Oh and pecans. Oh keep these fantastic treats coming Katie.

  39. Katie says:

    I’ve said it before, but you are a creative, dessert genius! I can’t wait to try these out.

    Cute backdrop too! You’re like a WAY CUTER Martha. :-)

  40. Baby eater! Baby eater! Oh what the heck. Pass the babies please! 😛

    You made that Thanksgiving backdrop? I love it! Is that your handwriting? *jealous*

  41. Katie says:

    You and that scarecrow had beautiful babies. So delicious looking. Oops does that make me cannibalistic?

    And don’t worry about the haters your weight is your business. No one elses.

  42. Maria says:

    Once again, Katie, I’m amazed by your brilliance 😀

  43. cassidy says:

    YUM! Totally going to make this with the 1/2 of a sweet potato I have in my fridge that’s been dying for a delicious use! You have such great ideas!
    <3 <3

  44. Erin says:

    Yay new babies! I seriously cannot tell you how much I’m loving the Sun Babies today. They are so good. I must make these too, stat!

  45. Tiffany S. says:

    Am I the only one who LOVES Fruitcake? That’s the first thing I thought of when I started to read this post. OMG – I have so much frozen Kabocha – I can’t wait to make these!


  46. Shannon says:

    another winner :) happy thanksgiving katie!!

  47. candice says:

    Another perfect use for winter squash. <3 Those must taste a-maaazing with the kabocha!

  48. gina (fitnessista) says:

    PUMPKIN babies?! these may be my favorite babies yet :)

  49. Katharina says:

    Oh my gosh!!!! I have all the ingredients 😀

  50. janetha says:

    thanks for the sweet comment katie :) of course i read your blog! have been since the new foods challenge!! i just am often too lazy to click out of reader to comment.. but i have been since you started your fund raiser. lots of love to you gorgeous!!

  51. Bliss says:

    I like your blog! I hope you don’t mind, but I added you to my blogroll so I remember to stop back. :)

  52. Yoga Witch says:

    Katie, I have to say, you are a delight, and I’m so glad I found your blog. Your recipes are so easy and look SO good! And you just have such a kind way about you. Thanks for sharing!!!

  53. Jackie says:

    Hi Katie,

    I know you post the recipes in grams, but I was wondering if you knew the conversion in ounces? I have a scale but it’s only in ounces!


  54. Girl, go open your own fudge babies store! You will have so many flavors! I think you are so great at making all of these!!

    They look fab, and you know I will make them 😉

    Have a great night bella, talk to you soon


  55. It takes a village to raise a pumpkin fudge baby…

    I’m making those to take to the gym to share with my peeps!

  56. Hannah says:

    Fudge babies are so simple, and yet totally delicious. I love how these are so easy to play with and add variations. I’ve made several batches. Yum. :] Words cannot express how I am to you for sharing your genius across blog-land.

    As for the Pumpkin Pie Babies…I need to make them!
    I was just wondering if you were to add oats to your basic recipe how much you would add? I’m so bad with gauging amounts.


  57. Hannah says:

    oops. typo^

    I MEANT to type: “words cannot express how GRATEFUL I am to you for sharing your genius across blog-land”

  58. CaSaundra says:

    I had a feeling these were coming :-) !!

    Yay for extra fiber-filled babies ha ha.

  59. Sarah says:

    I made these for Thanksgiving, using your exact recipe. They were the most awesome things ever! Everyone absolutely loved them! Even my not-vegan husband and relatives went crazy for them!
    Thank you so much!

  60. Marianne says:

    My cousin’s dog barks at things on the tv. Generally, other animals, but sometimes a person the tv rubs him the wrong way, and he goes off. It’s pretty funny, but we’re trying to get him to stop it. It’s the only real bad habit he still has.

  61. Lauren says:

    Hi Katie,
    You have totally inspired me! I have been baby making all weekend. I came up with carrot cake babies and frozen banana bread babies!

    Love it! I am a new reader and I am enjoying your blog. Keep at it!

  62. Aww Lauren, your sweet comment made me smile :).
    If you ever want to send photos, I’ll feature your babies on the blog!
    And banana bread babies sound amazing!

  63. jqlee says:

    You’re awesome. Enough said.

    Gonna make these and the chocolate babies tomorrow!

  64. Chelsea says:

    I would try to make these!! If that didn’t work, I’d make some ice cream. :)

  65. Laurie says:

    I’d love to try these! Love anything pumpkin :)

  66. Rachel says:

    Oh man I loves pumpkin (I prefer to call it punkin but hey). In fact, I have a thing for orange food in general, except I don’t really like orange juice.

    On to the Vita-Mix contest, if I won it, the first thing I would do is name it Ringo or something savvy like that. Then I would proceed to make a warm blended soup cause it’s friggin cold. Maybe sweet potato soup? Broccoli soup? CHOCOLATE SOUP. Yes. Choc-soup would reign over the soup world.

  67. debbie says:

    hi katie, love your blog! I am going to make these tonight, I love , love pumpkin and I would love to have a vita-mix. It would be a dream come true.

  68. debbie says:

    oh, and the first thing I would make is banana chocolate ice cream(minus the cream of course):)

  69. Libby says:

    I love anything (almost) involving pumpkin! These sound delicious!

  70. Libby says:

    I forgot to mention–the first thing I’d make in my own vitamix would be vegan ice cream!

  71. Carolyn says:

    yummm i LOVE pumpkin! the choco fudge babies sure are amazing but their redheaded cousins may just give them a run for their money. the first thing i would make with my vitamix would be fudge babies, if possible, but if not, i would make vegan ice cream from coconut meat and cashews!

  72. Ariela says:

    I love pumpkin anything so pumpkin fudge babies sound like a dream come true! If I had the pleasure of owning an amazing, magical vita mix the first thing I would make would be mango, banana, almond butter, chocolate chip ice cream… 😛

  73. Rebecca says:

    The firs thing I would make in the vita mix would be the raw vegan almond butter cookies from Love Veggies and Yoga!

  74. Dena says:

    These were the first babies I’ve ever made, haha, that sounds funny, but true!!! They are awesome!

    I’d make the thickest pumpkin pie smoothie ever if I had the luxury of winning this vitamix :) My old blender starts smoking if I make it work too hard for me! 😛

  75. Lara says:

    The first thing I would make would be applejuice with peels, and throw in some green veggies which they usually refuse to eat. The kids SO need fiber and veggies in their diet, but refuse anything except starches and peeled fruits!

    But I love the pumpkin fudge babies! I think I’ll make this and let my kids help mold it into shapes, and if they want to eat some while squooshing it, so much the better!

  76. jenn k says:

    The first thing I would make would have to be creamless ice cream. And soups! and smoothies! woo!

    Also, these look freakin awesome!

  77. Kaysie says:

    I would make an ultra smooth green smoothie… ones without chunks in them!

    Then some kabocha squash butter!

  78. Anonymous says:

    These fudge babies look delicious!

    If I were to win the vitamix, I would make smoothies, soups, and dips like salsa and hummus. I am really looking forward to making “orange” soup–pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc. Its creamy, filling, and delicious!

  79. Karen Havelka says:

    Ooh, I love the Fudge Babies, your first recipe got me started making these, but my all time favorite mixture is cashews, dates and cinnamon, must branch out and make other flavors soon!

    If I were to win the Vita-Mix (fingers crossed) the first thing I would make would be to try my hand at making some nut butter, almond first!

  80. Lea says:

    LOVE pumpkin; therefore, this would be my fav.

    first thing to make with a vitamix is a pimped out smoothie. holla~

  81. Catherine says:

    The first thing that I would make in my vita mix is a green monster! My blender is terrible so I want to see what it would be like to make a really nice one! :)

  82. Natasha says:

    I love anything to do with pumpkins! :) These babies look delicious. If I won the Vita Mix, I’d be making green smoothies, soups, hummus, and vegan ice cream forever!

    Love your blog!

  83. Molly says:

    oh, these are definitely my favorite!!
    The first thing I’d make in my vitamix is cashew cheese! My blender just can’t cut it for cashew cheese :)

  84. Alex says:

    I’m planning on making these tonight, but I was wondering; should I use the whole sweet potato(skin and all), or should I just use the inside of it?
    LOVE your recipes :)

    1. Aw thanks, Alex!
      To answer your question: I usually use skin and all… but I use kabocha and always eat the skin. It definitely gives a bit of a “grassy” taste, so if you’re not a fan of that, I’d recommend trying it sans skin first. Hope you like them!!