Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups- these peanut butter cups are vegan, easy to make, and the perfect pumpkin snack for the fall weather!

GUYS! These peanut butter cups are seriously the best thing I’ve posted on my blog in a while (and that’s saying a lot…I mean, did you see this and this!?). I’ve made several batches of these over the past couple weeks and have eaten ALL of them :) oops.

I’ve had the idea for this recipe on my mind for over two years now. In 2016 I just never got around to making them. Last year I had just had a baby when pumpkin was in full season so, again, never got around to it. I was not about to let another year go by without these Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups in my life (and yours!).

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups- these peanut butter cups are vegan, easy to make, and the perfect pumpkin snack for the fall weather!

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At first I made them as peanut butter cups with a hint of pumpkin but then decided that I wanted these to be decidedly pumpkin flavored. I know what I want (LOTS of pumpkin in my life right now). So we’re working with a 1:1 nut butter: pumpkin ratio. I also added in a little pumpkin pie spice which was a very good decision.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups- these peanut butter cups are vegan, easy to make, and the perfect pumpkin snack for the fall weather!

I also used maple syrup to add a touch of sweetness to these cups.

Chocolate is added to the base of muffin tins, the pumpkin/ peanut butter mixture next, and then MORE peanut butter. The sea salt is optional but a GREAT touch!

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups- these peanut butter cups are vegan, easy to make, and the perfect pumpkin snack for the fall weather!

It’s also worth noting that I used plain ole Jiffy for this recipe instead of a more drippy peanut butter. I wanted the inside of the cups to be a bit firmer and less…drippy. They’re perfect :)

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups- these peanut butter cups are vegan, easy to make, and the perfect pumpkin snack for the fall weather!

Complete side note: I’m eating the last couple of these Pumpkin Peanut Butter cups while I write this post because they’re so good and I couldn’t stand staring at these photos without going to get one (or 3).

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups- these peanut butter cups are vegan, easy to make, and the perfect pumpkin snack for the fall weather!

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups


  • Author: Food with Feeling
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 9 peanut butter cups
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: cooking
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 7 ounce of chocolate, I used an extra dark chocolate, divided
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons of liquid sweetener (honey, maple syrup etc)
  • ⅓  cups of peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup of pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • optional: sea salt for topping

Instructions

  1. Line a muffin tray with NINE muffin liners. Set aside.
  2. Place half of the chocolate and half of the coconut oil in a small bowl and melt. This can be done either in a double boiler or in the microwave in 20-30 seconds spurts, stirring in between.
  3. Pour a heaping 1/2 tablespoon into each muffin liner. Using a spoon, gentle press the chocolate 1/4 of the way up the sides of the muffin liners. Place in the fridge wile you make the filling.
  4. In a bowl, stir together the maple syrup, peanut butter, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice. Divide the mixture evenly among the 9 cups and gently smooth the tops.
  5. Melt the remaining chocolate and coconut oil. Spoon a heaping 1/2 tablespoon on top of each cup and tap the muffin tray lightly to smooth them out. Top with sea salt if desired.
  6. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden up and ENJOY!

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