Easy Peasy Pumpkin Squares with a Pumpkin Craft

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Squares with a Pumpkin Craft - A yummy clean eating treat with a cute fall craft!

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Squares with a Pumpkin Craft - A yummy clean eating treat with a cute fall craft!

It’s pumpkin time and we are in the fall spirit! We are so much in the spirit in fact that we have two pumpkin treats to share. The first is our Easy Peasy Pumpkin Squares and the second is a super cute and quick Pumpkin Craft. They make your house just feel (an smell) like fall!

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Squares with a Pumpkin Craft - A yummy clean eating treat!

The Pumpkin Squares are seriously amazing! We honestly can’t stop eating them! We love that they are bars instead of cookies because they cook up much quicker, they are easy to transport to any fall party and they stay gloriously moist. Every bite is a taste of the season!

This recipe is a perfect clean eating treat since everything in it is pure. We use all organic ingredients and honey and maple syrup in place of sugar. We like to use carob chips in pumpkin recipes you can however use milk or dark chocolate chips if you like. The freshly grated nutmeg adds a really special flavor too!

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Squares

Ingredients

Directions

Cream honey, syrup, butter, pumpkin, eggs and vanilla. We like to use our KitchenAid for this. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Spread into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350º for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Squares with a Pumpkin Craft - Super cute and easy fall craft!

This little Pumpkin Craft is one of the easiest we have ever done! There are no set rules so you can just let your imagination run free and have fun adding your own touch.

First take a 4×4 and cut it into any desired length. We had a lot of fun with this and made short ones and longs ones and turned one on it’s side.

Next sand them smooth and paint. We used this Electric Sander and it is fantastic! We’ve had it for years. And spray paint is always our go-to when making projects like this.

After the paint is nice and dry cut out squares of festive paper and Mod Podge to your pumpkin. We didn’t measure at all. We wanted it to have a natural, carefree look and we wanted some of the wood exposed.

Now take a stick and cut it into smaller pieces to use as the pumpkin stems. This is another fun way to add character to your pumpkin! Using a real stick means you get the fun bark and knots to make each project different.

Time to break out the hot glue gun! This is where your creativity really takes the reins! Using the glue gun simply attach the stem and anything else you think would be cute. We used some colored burlap to represent pumpkin leaves, a cute little burlap bow, jute that we spiraled with fabric stiffener and anything else we felt in the mood for. Tah dah! Your adorable pumpkins are done!

What are your favorite fall activities?

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6 Comment

  1. Barrie says: Reply

    I didn’t expect these to be healthy when I saw the link from the “Thursday Favorites” link-up- I love this! I love your site, and that now I know it I can explore some more! Happy serendipity~ My husband will love these!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      We are so glad you dropped by! This is seriously one of our very favorite recipes so we are glad you found it. Have a fantastic week! 🙂

  2. Your pumpkin squares do indeed look inviting, and the craft is adorable. It may be time to do a pumpkin unit study…

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thanks so much! That is a fantastic idea! Back in our home school days those were our favorite type of projects 🙂

  3. Joanne says: Reply

    Pumpkin, pumpkin, everywhere! And i love it! The squares look fabulous!!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      LoL! Don’t you just love fall?!

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