Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

I love peanut butter.  I think most people can relate to that statement.  I love its creamy texture, naturally sweet flavor and the fact that it pairs well with nearly anything.  I don’t know how or why I never loved it as a kid…but then again I only knew peanut butter in the form of a pb&j sandwich and, in all honesty, that is probably my least favorite way to eat it!

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Besides pb&j, one of the most iconic combinations is peanut butter and chocolate.  Sweet and salty; a match made in heaven.  Since it’s fall, of course I had to add in pumpkin, making these mouth-watering Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups absolutely irresistible.

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These cups are raw, vegan and only 6 ingredients.  They can be made Paleo and allergy friendly by substituting sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter.

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup creamy peanut butter (salted, unsweetened)
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Bars dark chocolate (about 6 oz)

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate on low heat in a small saucepan, stirring frequently.
  2. Once fully melted, turn off heat and pour chocolate into silicon molds – just enough to cover the bottom of the mold.  Place in freezer to set.
  3. Combine all remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl to make the filling.  Mix well.
  4. Take chocolate out of the freezer and add about 1 tsp of the filling on top of the hardened chocolate.
  5. Pour remaining melted chocolate on top of filling, coating it entirely.  Place back in freezer to set.
  6. Store in fridge or freezer.

Recipe makes 12 Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

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Since I know some people are allergic to peanuts, or prefer the taste of other nuts/seeds, you may substitute any creamy nut or seed butter for the peanut butter.

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I provided a link to the type of silicon mold I used, but any silicon mold should work.  Just note that different shaped or sized molds may use a different quantity of chocolate.

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