Mini Pumpkin Poppers

As a college student I am always looking for the easiest and cheapest recipes that I can throw together. I have a lot of roommates this year since I’m living in a house rather than an apartment, and that means that anything baked in the kitchen is free game for the other 9 girls. A few days ago my roommate made the most amazing pumpkin dessert I have ever tasted! Unfortunately, I was only able to eat one due to the large crowd of girls sitting around the kitchen table, but I immediately asked for the recipe so I could make more! I was shocked to learn that the recipe only called for three ingredients, pumpkin, cake mix, and margarine. Hello, new favorite food 🙂

Serves: 36

Mini Pumpkin Poppers

Amazing 3 Ingredient Mini Pumpkin Poppers

30 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 15.25 ounces spice cake mix
  • 1 (15oz) can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Mix together cake mix and pumpkin puree until blended. You could use beaters or just a spoon, it's not difficult!
  2. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes
  3. Melt butter in separate bowl
  4. Roll 1 inch dough balls, then dip them in the butter before placing them onto the mini muffin tin pan that has been lightly sprayed with non stick spray.
  5. Bake dough at 350 for 10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let them cool, and then sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar, and enjoy! 🙂
Recipe Type: Dessert

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