Knock Knock’s First-Ever Pumpkin Cook-Off Happy Halloween!

Knock Knock Pumpkin Recipes

Halloween—a time for trickery, spooky stories, scary costumes, and best of all—treats! This year we said, “Screw the carving contest” and celebrated Halloween with Knock Knock’s first-ever Pumpkin-Themed Cook-Off! From donuts to ice cream sandwiches, to cocktails, macarons, and quiche (and much more), each participant brought out their inner-chef and PUMPed. IT. UP.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Double the pumpkin cheesecake, double the goodness!

The Knock Knock team had the chance to vote for their favorite dish and Amanda, our Inside Sales Account Manager, came out on top with her delicious Pumpkin Ginger Cheesecake Bars and Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Ganache Brownies! (It definitely tasted as good as it sounds). Congratulations, Amanda! She was awarded a $75 gift card to Trader Joe’s (to make more treats for us, of course).

Check out the “horror d’oeuvres” and devilishly sweet treats below. It was truly a win-win for all!

1. Pumpkin Ginger Cheesecake Bars + Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Ganache Brownies (pictured above)

Made by: Amanda, Account Manager—Inside Sales

Check out both recipes here.

2. Pumpkin Ice Cream Macaron Sandwiches

Pumpkin Macarons
We can die happy now, thanks to these pumpkin macarons.

Made by: Janet C., Graphic Designer

This recipe is top secret!

3. Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Carmelized Onions, Gorgonzola Cheese, and Sage

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche Recipe
We always love a good quiche!

Made by: Jill, Marketing Assistant

Check out the recipe here.

4. Pumpkin Nutella Bites

Pumpkin Nutella Bites recipe
Because you can never go wrong with Nutella.

Made by: Trish, SVP of Brand Development

Check out the recipe here.

5. Pumpkin Fluff Dip w/ Graham Crackers

Pumpkin Fluff Dip Recipe
When I dip, you dip, we dip!

Made by: Wendy, Assistant to the CEO

Check out the recipe here.

6. Pumpkin Tah-dah!-dy (Pumpkin Toddy)

Pumpkin Toddy Recipe
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

Made by: Melanie, Marketing and Digital Coordinator

Check out the recipe here.

Inspired by this recipe here.

7. Beef/Pumpkin Empanadas

Pumpkin Empanadas
These empanadas were everything.

Made by: Yamil, Manufacturing Coordinator

This recipe is top secret!

8. Brownie and Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich Bites

Pumpkin Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich
We just about lost our minds over these ice cream sandwich bites!

Made by: Elyse, Director of Manufacturing

This recipe is top secret!

9. Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Donuts Recipe
These donuts certainly PUMPed it up.

Made by: Janet K., Marketing Designer

Check out the recipe for donuts here.

See recipe for glaze below:

  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tbsp spiced apple cider
  1. Sift the confectioners’ sugar into a bowl. Add the cider and whisk until smooth.
  2. Dip each donut face down into the glaze. Let them set on a cooling rack.
Pumpkin Cook-Off
Here’s some of the Knock Knock Team enjoying the fruits of our pumpkin cook-off labor.

Got any pumpkin recipes you’d like to share? Tell us in a comment below!

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