Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups – Mini Chocolate Cups filled with a delicious, sweet, spicy mixture of Peanut Butter and Pumpkin.
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.
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!
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!
Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups
- 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
- Line a 12-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners; set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and vegetable oil.
- Microwave for 1 minute; stir and continue to microwave for 1 minute longer, stirring halfway through.
- In a mixing bowl whisk together peanut butter, pumpkin puree and both sugars.
- Add cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla; whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Using a spoon or pastry brush, gently brush prepared paper liners on the bottom and up the sides with melted chocolate.
- Place in freezer for 10 minutes or until hardened.
- Dividing evenly, spoon peanut butter pumpkin mixture into chocolate cups and cover with remaining melted chocolate.
- Sprinkle tops with chopped peanuts.
- Freeze for 15 minutes.
- Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
26 comments on “Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups”
Just popping in to let you know I have included your yummy recipe post in my peanut butter round up!
Thank you, Cathy!!
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.
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. 🙂
Ha! I’m glad I’m not the only one that stocks up, I get some strange looks when I checkout sometimes.
These look wonderful.
BTW, we could shop together except for the fact that the shelves would be EMPTY when we leave the store!
LOL!! 🙂 I LOVE it!!
Delish!! What took you so long to fall in love with peanut butter! 😀
I could devour that entire stack!! **Drool**
I love homemade candies! I think I need to go fill my cupboards with chocolate so I can make these!
Kate, I love what you’ve done with this recipe. The folks at Reese’s could take a cue from you—that is if you don’t market it first!
I have a recipe saved form last year for peanut butter pumpkin cups, but I don’t think it had seasonings in it. May have to try this instead!
wow, nice pictures & great pumpkin recipe
Homemade pub cups are the best and these must be insanely good with the pumpkin! Where do you keep all those ingredients? I have a huge pantry and stocking a couple of everything leaves it overflowing.
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…
Speechless… I’m positively speechless. I absolutely love these treats!
I want a couple of them now. They looks so ridiculously good.
Oh man that’s a lovely thing! I’m suddenly very, very hungry!!
I am just wondering is it really difficult to fix such a delicious treat, since I am not into cooking that much. Trying …yes! :))
I’m in pumpkin heaven this week, and loving all the super creative ideas. I have to admit I never thought of combining PB and pumpkin, but it sounds amazing!
And I have to say, it sounds like you have your pantry priorities straight…
Fantastic idea, Kate! These look tempting! Pinned!
What a fun treat! These are perfect right now with this weather and of course Halloween is right around the corner.
I don’t even want to think about how many of these I could eat!
What a great idea! Love pumpkin + chocolate!! I think we can all relate to the stocked pantry with baking items . . but you may have won with all the bags of chocolate chips! 🙂 love this!
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!
I need these cups in my life immediately. And I can totally relate the overflowing drawers/cupboards of chocolate chips. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it ;).