Carrot “pumpkins” are adorable! They are so cute, kids go crazy over them, and Moms love a healthy alternative to all that Halloween candy! By far, they are my new favorite Halloween treat!
I’m so excited to share this post with you today. I have tons of carrots growing in my garden.
My boys pick them, wash them in a hose, and eat them as an easy outdoor snack all the time! The other day I was cutting carrots into sticks and remembered heart shaped carrots on Pinterest. Immediately my wheels started turning and I knew I had to make carrot pumpkins.
They are so easy to make. I have some super fat carrots, they made awesome pumpkins! With a really sharp knife cut slits lengthwise down the carrot. The distance between your cuts will determine the width of your pumpkin stem. The depth of your cut will determine the height of your stem.
Carefully, make a perpendicular cut from the edge of the carrot until it just intersects the first cut you made. You should be able to remove a pie shaped section of the carrot. Repeat on the other side.
For rounded pumpkins, carve the angles at the top of the pumpkin with a pairing knife or peel them with a vegetable peeler. If found it needed to use both tools just a little bit!
Slice the carrot into rounds.
Aren’t they the cutest thing ever? If you were super bored, a really fun mom, and extra patient you could carve eyes and a mouth into these pumpkins. I’m not bored, not patient, and I’m only a really fun mom once in a while. That’s why my kiddo’s get carrot pumpkins and not carrot jack-o-lanterns!
I love having a healthy alternative to all the Halloween candy my kids collect. Kids will think it’s a blast to get a bag of these in their lunchbox at school.
Carrot Pumpkins would be fun all fall season long. Can you imagine them at Thanksgiving, or in a cozy bowl of soup? Me too! Can you tell I’m totally in love with these?