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Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups – Mini Chocolate Cups filled with a delicious, sweet, spicy mixture of Peanut Butter and Pumpkin.

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Pumpkinpalooza continues… YESSSS!

I’m about to tell you a little somethin’… It’s rather moving. Not really. 

Judging by a few scans of other people’s pantries, I can almost guarantee that a regular, rather normal household, buys a can or two of pumpkin puree. Right? Also, and because I was nosy and kept on scanning, a normal household buys one or two bags of chocolate chips at a time, if that.

Wanna know how MANY I buy at a time?
You guys… I have about 6 or 7 bags of chocolate chips in the pantry, a couple of bags in one of my cupboards and a few more bags in a drawer.
If there’s a sale on chocolate chips, I’m not buying 3 or 4 bags… No, no, no (shakin’ my head)… I am buying at least 12, if not 15. Remember, I cook and bake for a living. And hobby-ing(?).

Can you guess how many cans of pumpkin I have? I couldn’t tell you. I’m just going to say a lot.  I also have jars upon jars of Peanut Butter. Again, if it’s on sale, I’m stocking up! I just want to make sure that when an idea clicks, or when I feel inspired, all my needed ingredients will be within arm’s reach.

Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups | www.diethood.com

One of my favorite fast and easy snacks to make are these Peanut Butter Cups. They come together in a snap and they are awesome! I didn’t grow up on the chocolate/peanut butter snack thingamajig. In fact, I didn’t even like PB until I went to college. It was then that I started to warm up to it and by the end of my 4th year, I was scooping it from the jar and straight into my trap, with my bare hands. Come to think of it, I still do that… when noone is watching.

After making a delicious Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dip for my favorite girl, Kim, the blogger behind A Night Owl Blog, I decided to whip up something similar and stuff it into these Chocolate Cups!

Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups | www.diethood.com

I’m gonna tell you what I told her; go to your pantry, whip out your chocolate chips, peanut butter and pumpkin puree, and let’s do this! You are about to eat THE BEST chocolate & peanut butter cups, EVER!

ENJOY!

Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Refrigeration Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Mini Chocolate Cups filled with a delicious, sweet, spicy mixture of Peanut Butter and Pumpkin.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cups, peanut butter cups, pumpkin recipes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 192 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts , chopped
Instructions
  1. Line a 12-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and vegetable oil.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute; stir and continue to microwave for 1 minute longer, stirring halfway through.
  4. In a mixing bowl whisk together peanut butter, pumpkin puree and both sugars.
  5. Add cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  6. Using a spoon or pastry brush, gently brush prepared paper liners on the bottom and up the sides with melted chocolate.
  7. Place in freezer for 10 minutes or until hardened.
  8. Dividing evenly, spoon peanut butter pumpkin mixture into chocolate cups and cover with remaining melted chocolate.
  9. Sprinkle tops with chopped peanuts.
  10. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  11. Serve.
  12. Refrigerate leftovers.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 8

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Potassium 183mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 15.7%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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44 Responses
  1. […] “[…] Can you guess how many cans of pumpkin I have? I couldn’t tell you. I’m just going to say a lot.  I also have jars upon jars of Peanut Butter. Again, if it’s on sale, I’m stocking up! I just want to make sure that when an idea clicks, or when I feel inspired, all my needed ingredients will be within arm’s reach…” Continues on the website: Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups […]

  2. Oh my, I didn’t think peanut butter cups could get any better. They sound amazing. Totally with you on the stocking up, it’s the way to go for instant sweet cravings! Pinned and saving. I’ll also be featuring you on a feature that I run on my blog called baking news.

  3. Really!! Does the cashier look at you surprised when you buy a lot? 😀 Well obviously you look so skinny that it doesn’t look like you consume all that sweets. 😉 What a great recipe! Now I wish I have one piece before going to bed…then my life would be complete. 🙂

    1. hehe 🙂 I keep them in my large pantry, one supersize cupboard and a whoooole lotta drawers. 😀 I only stock up like that with the things that I use for the blog, i.e. chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, holidays choc. chips, etc…

  4. Everything you said about ingredients, so true for me too. And it’s not just choc chips – there’s butterscotch, white chocolate, mini, mint, cinnamon, and if they’re on sale or seasonal, yes I buy at least 6 at a time. People think there’s ‘a lot’ in a bag. No, 12 oz for semi sweet and most other types have less, i.e. 9 to 11 which is under 2 cups. That’s 1 recipe, if that!

    And then pumpkin. And PB. Girl we are exactly the same!

    These cups are great. I’d love a dozen! Pinned!

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