Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cups

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Written by Abby

These pumpkin spice peanut butter cups are made with wholesome ingredients and are naturally sweetened with medjool dates for a healthier candy option for trick-or-treating! Vegan, gluten-free, and 100% decadent. 
It's no secret that we are fall-ing in love with all things pumpkin🎃Not only do we have a delicious Paleo Pumpkin Date Bread, but also Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Truffles, Pumpkin cookies and more! But the fun doesn't stop there! We've partnered with our nutty friends Georgia Grinders to bring you healthier (pumpkin) sweets for this trick-or-treat season🍭🍫🍬
 
Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cups
 
We all love a good Reese's peanut butter (pumpkin-shaped) cup, but not all the additives and refined sugar in them. So we re-created this seasonal candy into a healthier version with just as much indulgence (if not more) and took it to the next level by making them Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cups. One bite of these will leave you saying "Reese's who?"
 
These simple peanut butter pumpkins are vegan, gluten-free, and contain no refined-sugar but are naturally sweetened with our medjool date syrup! Since most of us will be celebrating Halloween at home this year, this makes for a fun activity with your family and a great item for a "door drop-off" trick-or-treat💕
 Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cups
 

Ingredients you'll need:

    1. Peanut Butter
      • What's a peanut butter cup without peanut butter? We recommend using  Georgia Grinders Creamy Peanut Butter which has no added sugars, oils, preservatives, etc. Just made with Georgia grown peanuts and a dash of sea salt 🥜
    2. Joolies Medjool Date Syrup
    3. Pumpkin Puree
    4. Coconut flour
      • This helps to thicken the batter to mimic the texture of the Reese's filling. You can swap for almond flour, but you might need to add a bit more to bind everything up. Coconut flour naturally absorbs a ton of liquid, which is why you need so little!
    5. Dark Chocolate Chips 
      • We recommend using a dark chocolate without fillers or artificial sweeteners (it takes longer to melt and isn't great for your body either) like Hu Kitchen, Eating Evolved, or SoChatti. Natural chocolate is always the way to go for either bakes as well!
    6. Coconut Oil
    7. Pumpkin Pie Spices + Vanilla
      • This is how you take PB cups up a notch. Grab cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger if you don't have a pre-made pumpkin pie spice. Vanilla will help compliment the other flavors.
 Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cups
 
If you make this healthier candy, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Pinterest so we can see all your date-able recreations! And you can always comment below! 
 

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Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cup

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined sugar-free

  • prep time: 15 minutes
  • cook (aka chill) time: 30 minutes
  • total time: 45 minutes
Servings: 15
 
INGREDIENTS:
 
DIRECTIONS:
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, date syrup, pumpkin puree, coconut flour, spices and vanilla extract until a sticky, but moldable dough forms.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the chocolate chips and coconut oil until melted.
  3. Grab a pumpkin shaped silicone mold and fill each cup halfway. Carefully lift the tray and tip it side to side to partially coat the sides with chocolate. Place in freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from freezer and gently press 1 tsp of the peanut butter mixture into each cup. Then pour more chocolate until the mold is filled. Once you've covered them all, pop the cups back in the freezer for 20 minutes. 

Store in an air tight container in fridge to keep chocolate hardened.