These homemade Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups are better than Reese’s for dessert and have a fun fall flavor twist!
Happy Halloween. Since today is the day for candy, it seemed only appropriate that I line up a guest post that would appeal to your sweet tooth. Lucky for you guys, my friend Lisa came through with a major win! Lisa blogs over at Healthy Nibbles & Bits and is another blogger I’ve gotten to know recently thanks to The Recipe Redux! She takes amazing photos and is constantly coming up with unique, healthy recipes to leave me wanting to immediately board a plane and go visit her so we can stuff our faces! Go check out her blog if you haven’t already!
Hi everyone! I’m Lisa over at Healthy Nibbles & Bits, and I’m excited to share this recipe with you while Lindsay is spending some time with Baby Bean!
When fall comes around, there is one thing I covet: a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. You’ll never find one of those packages in my shopping cart under normal circumstances. But come Halloween time (and week of candy sales afterwards), I want nothing but those fun-sized shots of cheap milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter. I will dip my hands into whatever candy jar contains those tiny golden nuggets.
Reese’s has made pretty much every kind of peanut butter cup imaginable. There’s white chocolate, dark chocolate, crunchy cookie, marshmallow, inside out, peanut butter and banana crème, and caramel, just to name a few. Shockingly, there is one kind that they haven’t made yet: PUMPKIN PIE!
As both a chocolate and pumpkin enthusiast, my natural instinct is to swirl those two things together into a creamy delight. This pumpkin + peanut butter + chocolate combination is mind-blowing. It is the new black.
Until a few months ago, I didn’t realize how easy it is to make peanut butter cups from scratch. You’re going to want to store the peanut butter cups refrigerated, but I think they make these treats taste better. When eaten chilled, they’re like a nice ice cream bar–crunchy chocolate shell on the outside, rich and creamy on the inside. Except these peanut butter cups are healthier!Print
Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups
- Yield: 10 1x
- 4 Tablespoons pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie puree)
- 4 Tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
- 11/2 Tablespoons maple syrup (or any other liquid sweetener)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- pinch of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided (or milk chocolate chips)
- youâll also need 10 muffin liners (silicone or paper)
- In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips.
- Line up 5 muffin liners on the counter. I find silicone liners to be easier to use.
- Using a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave. Set it to 45 seconds and then check the chocolate. You donât need the chips to be melted, but you do want them to be glistening. Continue microwaving them at 20-second intervals until all the chips are shiny. Take them out of the microwave and stir until the chocolate is thick and creamy.
- Spoon just enough chocolate to cover the base of the muffin liners (a 1/2 tablespoon should be enough). Repeat for the other 4 cups.
- Scoop up just under a tablespoon of the pumpkin/peanut butter filling and shape it into a small disk. Place it over the chocolate in the muffin tins. Repeat for the other 4 cups.
- Spoon the remaining chocolate over the pumpkin/peanut butter fillings.
- Repeat steps 2 to 6. I broke up everything into 2 batches because the melted chocolate starts to harden pretty quickly. Prepare the cups in 2 batches to make sure that youâre working with soft chocolate.
- Freeze the cups for 30-40 minutes. Store them in the refrigerator.
Much love and many hugs to Lindsay and her family!
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Are you drooling yet?! I must make these immediately! Huge thanks to Lisa for sharing this delicious treat today!
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I just read the title of this recipe to my friend. He simple replied, “Yes. Uh. Yes.” Lol. I would have to agree — this is a yes. I will be making these. Thanks for the recipe!
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama says
Anything in PB and chocolate form is a win in my book! Making these asap!
Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations as well. Thank for you sharing this!
And I hope you are doing well with the baby Lindsay.
i would eat these all day long. gahh, home made is so much better. YUM
Joanna @Makingmine says
Oh my goodness – I didn’t know that a peanut butter cup could be made more delicious, but I think you did it 🙂
Ann Washburn says
these look great, but I cannot eat anything unless I know how many calories is in a serving, so I will have to skip these.
Linz @ Itz Linz says
YUM! these look and sound ridiculous!!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
PB + chocolate for the WIN! I love Lisa and her blog!
Heather (Where's the Beach) says
These look and sound amazing. As always, thanks for sharing your recipes!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma says
Wow, sounds yummy!
Seriously… wow to these. Pumpking, maple syrup, peanut putter, CHOCOLATE!!! I’m in for sure! Happy Halloween!
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections says
These are so up my alley! Love peanut butter cups and pumpkin!
Do you happen to know the caloric amount for each pb cup? I’m just interested in the nutritional information, but I think it’s amazing that these can be made at home!
Oh wow these look delicious!
Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
I am drooling. These will be on my list for next week… right now I am off nuts… hey, I could make them with PB2!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Yes! Let me know how it turns out with PB2!
Tricia @ A Couple of Dashes says
Wait… what?!?! OMG! This can’t be possible! YUM!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says
Anything with chocolate & peanut butter I’m a fan of. Perfect Halloween goodie.
Matt @ Runner Savvy says
Just made these -so AMAZING! I love them dearly! 🙂
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
YAY! So glad you liked them, Klara!
Pinning. Would rather be stuffing my face 🙂
Jody - Fit at 56 says
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
“I want nothing but those fun-sized shots of cheap milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter.”
OH Geebuz…guess how much they are in Australia. Actually, don’t. Lucky we have this recipe 😉
Rebecca Clyde says
These look delicious!!! Wouldn’t have thought of PB + Pumpkin. PS Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups are delish. No need to ever go back to Reeses!
Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z Blog says
OMG!~ I thought I covered every kind of pumpkin recipe on my blog this fall, but pumpkin peanut butter cups are something I never even thought about. They look outrageous.. Can’t wait to make these healthyish pumpkin candies. Following you on Twitter and G+, Can’t wait to look through more of your recipes.
I LOVE this idea! I am a year round pumpkin girl, so I could get into these any time!
[email protected] says
How easy are these and SO MUCH better for you!!! considering Reese’s are my hubby’s favorite I better get on trying these ASAP
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen says
Better than store-bought is RIGHT! I’m literally drooling over these 🙂
divya sharma says
These are so adorable! I have a Walking Dead premier party to go to… now I know what I’m making!