Pumpkin Mousse Recipe in Edible Candy Cups

Indulge in the Delightful Flavors of fall with our pumpkin mousse recipe that can be served in edible candy cups for an added element of fun!

More great Halloween Desserts: Candy Corn Jello Cups, Candy Corn Cheesecakes, and a Skull Charcuterie Board.

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Today, we are excited to share with you a dessert idea with our pumpkin mousse recipe. These delightful treats combine the rich flavors of pumpkin pie with the fun and whimsy of edible candy cups. Perfect for fall gatherings or Halloween parties, these Pumpkin Mousse Candy Cups are sure to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Why You’ll Love This Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

There are so many reasons to love this pumpkin mousse recipe. First and foremost, the flavors are absolutely divine. The creamy pumpkin mousse is perfectly spiced with pumpkin pie spice and sweetened with brown sugar, creating a luscious and indulgent dessert. The addition of whipped topping adds a light and airy texture, making each bite a delight.

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Secondly, the presentation of these candy cups is simply stunning. The edible chocolate cups, colored in a vibrant pumpkin orange, create a beautiful and festive vessel for the creamy mousse. These candy cups are sure to be a showstopper at any event, and your guests will be impressed by your culinary skills.


You will need a few special ingredients to make this special pumpkin mousse recipe.

Chocolate Cups 

  • White Almond Bark 
  • Orange Gel Food coloring 

Pumpkin Mousse 

  • softened cream cheese
  • whipped topping
  • brown sugar
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • pure 100% pumpkin puree

How to Make Pumpkin Mousse

Follow these simple steps to whip up this festive fall dessert.

To make the candy pumpkin bowls

  1. Start by melting the white almond bark in the microwave.
  2. Add orange gel food coloring to achieve the desired shade of pumpkin orange.
  3. Spoon the melted almond bark into mini bundt pans and use a brush to evenly coat the sides.
  4. Refrigerate until firm, then gently remove the pumpkin bowls from the pan.
  5. Fill any holes with more melted almond bark and refrigerate again until set.

For the pumpkin mousse

  1. Whip cream cheese, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice until light and fluffy.
  2. Add pumpkin puree and mix again.
  3. Fold in most of the whipped topping until fully mixed.
  4. Spoon the mousse into the pumpkin cups and top with optional whipped topping.

Variations for the Recipe

If you want to change up the flavors of these Pumpkin Mousse Candy Cups, you can experiment with different spices or add-ins. For a more intense pumpkin flavor, you can increase the amount of pumpkin puree. You can also add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg for extra warmth and depth of flavor. Additionally, you can sprinkle crushed graham crackers or cinnamon sugar on top for added texture and taste to this pumpkin mousse recipe.

Edible Pumpkin Mousse Cups In Candy Shells
Photo Credit: Foodieaholic.

How to Store and Making Ahead

These pumpkin mousse candy cups can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply cover them with plastic wrap or store them in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. If you want to make them ahead of time, you can prepare the chocolate cups and the mousse separately and assemble them just before serving. This way, you can save time and still enjoy the deliciousness of these candy cups.

Common Questions about making this Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

1. Can I use a different type of chocolate for the candy cups?

Yes, you can use any type of chocolate that melts well and can be molded into cups. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate would work just as well as white almond bark.

2. Can I use a different type of sweetener instead of brown sugar?

Yes, you can substitute brown sugar with granulated sugar or even maple syrup for a different flavor profile. Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences.

3. Can I freeze the Pumpkin Mousse Candy Cups?

While it is possible to freeze these candy cups, the texture of the mousse may change slightly upon thawing. It is best to enjoy them fresh for the best taste and texture.

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In conclusion, these Pumpkin Mousse Candy Cups are a delightful and indulgent treat that will impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth. With their creamy pumpkin mousse and edible chocolate cups, they are perfect for fall gatherings and Halloween parties. Whether you’re a pumpkin lover or simply looking for a unique and delicious dessert, these candy cups are sure to be a hit. So go ahead, indulge in the enchanting flavors of Pumpkin Mousse Candy Cups and enjoy the taste of fall in every bite.

Pumpkin Mousse with Candy Cups

A delightful recipe for pumpkin flavored mousse that is served in edible candy cups.
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Prep Time:1 hour


  • mini bundt pans for making candy cups, but you could use any cup or muffin tin


Chocolate Cups

  • 18 oz White Almond Bark
  • orange gel food coloring

Pumpkin Mousse

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree


To Make Candy Cups

  • Use a dry mini bundt pan made of silicone or non-stick metal. In a microwave safe bowl, place the almond bark in a medium bowl, and microwave in increments ( 30-second increments), stirring after every 30-34 seconds until the almond bark is fully melted and smooth. 
  • Add in the gel food coloring until you have reached your desired shade of pumpkin orange.
  • Using a spoon, place the melted almond bark in the bottom of the mini bundt pans. Then use a clean brush to brush the chocolate up the sides of the pan until the sides are evenly coated. . Repeat until all of the bundt pan wells are lined with chocolate 
  • Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. If you see some spots that are missing chocolate, touch them up and put them back in the refrigerator. Refrigerate until completely firm.
  • Very gently remove the pumpkin bowls from the pan. Place  on a baking sheet that is covered with parchment.
  • Reheat the remaining almond bark and fill the holes on the bottom of the bowls until the hole is filled. Place the bowls back into the refrigerator until fully set.

To Make Pumpkin Mousse

  • In a large mixing bowl , whip the cream cheese, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice until it’s light and fluffy and fully combined.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and mix again. 
  • Fold in ¾ of the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture until completely mixed.
  • Spoon the mousse into the pumpkin cups, top with optional whipped topping. 
Servings: 4
Cost: 10

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