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Candy Cane Timbits [Gluten, Dairy & Nut-Free]

  • Author: Lauren


These baked candy cane Timbits are are rich, soft, & packed with peppermint & chocolate flavours, evenly covered in a delicious perfectly smooth white chocolate drizzle with candy cane pieces! They are compatible with a gluten, dairy & nut-free diet!



Candy Cane Timbits

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted (melt on the stovetop over low or in the microwave for 30 second intervals until smooth & creamy)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sweetener of choice (regular sugar, coconut sugar, or Lakanto for lower sugar should work great)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1  cup gluten-free baking flour (this is my favourite or I also like the PC brand at Superstore), if you are not gluten-free regular flour should work as well
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or melted coconut oil)

White Chocolate Topping

  • 1 cup white chocolate (I like these for a lower sugar option or these for a dairy-free/vegan option) 
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 candy cane, crushed*


Candy Cane Timbits

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add your ingredients & mix together well.
  3. Grease or line a mini muffin pan (for donut holes) or a regular muffin pan, or donut pan. I used avocado oil spray for this.
  4. Add about 2-3 tbsp of batter per muffin & slightly smooth out the top. I wet my fingertips slightly to do this to prevent them from sticking.
  5. Bake mini muffins for 10-13 minutes, or when a toothpick comes out relatively clean & the top bounces back to the touch.*
  6. Remove from the oven & let cool slightly before adding the glaze.

White Chocolate Topping

  1. For the topping, melt the coconut oil with the white chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds or on low on the stovetop, stirring regularly to prevent burning.
  2. Dip & then drizzle the melted chocolate over the Timbits & top with crushed candy canes, if desired.
  3. Enjoy!


*I like to put the candy cane into a Ziploc bag & crush with a rolling pin.