Pumpkin Pops with Gerber Lil’ Bits

If you are looking to make a sweet treat for a baby/toddler get together or party here is a delicious and adorable way to incorporate fall and a healthy ice pop.

What you need: Gerber lil’ bits, cake pop mold, cake pop sticks, food coloring, scissors & (optional homemade applesauce.)

Gerber 3rd Foods with Lil’ Bits are great for your babes crawling and getting ready for chunkier food and mixed textures. I remember when this was a great in between food for Izzy to help guide her more advanced eating. Although mealtime is now easier because she has mastered chewing, I miss seeing that sweet baby face covered in baby food. She used to put her hands in her mouth after EVERY bite. Her favorite food was applesauce and she still loves it!


Getting started: Like me you may have bought more than just orange colored Gerber lil’ bits because how can you not get the apple blueberry for fall? But for the pumpkin pop you will want to use the orange colored foods. If you would like to add in any homemade applesauce or blended foods to this pop go for it! Izzy has always loved applesauce so I added some in.

First step pick the flavor and open up 1 pack.



Next you are going to fill each half sphere with the Gerber lil’ bits you chose. For mine I chose the orchard fruit medley. The name sounds perfect for fall, right? You can snag some here. If you are adding in homemade applesauce then mix it into the container before spooning into the cake pop container.


Izzy snacked on some while I got her pops ready!

Thirdly take 3 sticks and cut them in half with scissors. Once cut, drip green food coloring into a cup and tilt the cup while twisting the stick. Lay the sticks on a napkin or paper towel to dry the drips.



Next you will place each stick into the cake pop holder and cover the stick with a small amount more of food to hold it in place. Then close the cake pop holder and put it into the freezer for 1.5 hours.


Then pull out the pops and add the rest of the food you didn’t use. Since they have reusable covers I just covered the unused food and had it sitting in the fridge until the pops where frozen and ready to finish. Fill the other side of the cake pop maker and close it shut. Now put it in the fridge for 3+ hours.



Finally pull the pops out of the freezer. Run some warm water on the outside of the pop holder to loosen the pops. Pull them out gently by their sticks. Now you have your adorable, healthy and yummy Pumpkin Pop treat.


Time to enjoy! Izzy LOVED these and actually ate 2 after her breakfast. She kept signing for more & so that is what I call a #momwin. As we work on more and more teeth, I have to say this is a great food for teething babies. The ice pop feels so good on sore gums.




Click here if you are curious to learn more about your child’s readiness for Gerber 3 lil’ bits. Get your Orchard Medley Gerber Lil’ Bits here or if you are anything like me just get a mental image of what you will be looking for in the store. Now go make some adorable pumpkin pops.

XO Eryka

Pumpkin Pops

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Shannan says:

    These are adorable!!!!!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! Izzy loves them

  2. What a great idea! I love this so much!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Nicole! Izzy can’t get enough of them!

  3. This is such a good idea! I need to make these for my baby girl!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you, they are such a fun treat! Izzy is loving them

  4. Meredith says:

    Omg I LOVE THIS POST! What an awesome idea! I can’t wait to make this with my little girl!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Meredith it was so simple and fun. Your little girl will love them

  5. Love this cute little snack! And her outfit is just precious!!!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Chelsea we are loving this new invention

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! Enjoy making them

  6. You’re so creative! Love this! where does one get a cake pop mold thingy? Im thinking If I cant find one I’ll be ghetto and use an ice cube tray..but then they wont look like pumpkins lol

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      I actually found all of the ingredients including the cake pop mold at my Kroger (grocery store)

  7. Jennifer says:

    What a tasty treat! My kids love pops, so this is a recipe they would for sure love to eat! Bonus for using Gerber Lil’ Bits, too. I have a few in my kitchen cabinet.

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Yes they are super easy & yummy! I got it all, even the cake pop maker at the grocery store

  8. Yum!!! We love lil’ bits. How festive and fun!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! I’m ready for dall

  9. we dont have kroger in Canada 🙁 and I went to 2 diff major canadian grocery stores, we dont have lil bits either!!! Gonna have to plan a trip to the states soon!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Oh man! I’m shocked! I wonder if they ship.

  10. Savanna says:

    what a fun idea, yum!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! & so easy to make

  11. ericaaugust says:

    okay! this is legitimately awesome! I’m totally trying this next week!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Yay! It was so easy to make! Enjoy! ?

  12. Izzy is such a doll! This recipe looks like a hit!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! It really is, and it’s so easy to make

  13. Renée ♥ says:

    What an easy, fun idea! Thank you!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! I can’t wait to hear how it turned out

  14. Jenny says:

    Such a great idea!!!???

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! ? so easy to make

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