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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.

Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

Katerina | Diethood
Mini Chocolate Cups filled with a delicious, sweet, spicy mixture of Peanut Butter and Pumpkin.
Servings : 12 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Refrigeration Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 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.
  • Serve.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.


Calories: 192 kcal | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 60 mg | Potassium: 183 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 9 g | Vitamin A: 785 IU | Vitamin C: 0.2 mg | Calcium: 22 mg | Iron: 1.3 mg | Net Carbs: 14 g

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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cups, peanut butter cups, pumpkin recipes
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26 comments on “Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups”

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Ha! I’m glad I’m not the only one that stocks up, I get some strange looks when I checkout sometimes.

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    Betsy @ Desserts Required

    These look wonderful.

    BTW, we could shop together except for the fact that the shelves would be EMPTY when we leave the store!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    I love homemade candies! I think I need to go fill my cupboards with chocolate so I can make these!

  4. 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!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    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!

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    Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    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.

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      Katerina Petrovska

      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…

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