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Reeses Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

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NO-BAKE Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups from @choccoveredkt... 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 2 tbsp pumpkin, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup... Full recipe: 

Some things in life are obvious.

Chocolate goes well with peanut butter? Obvious. Chocolate goes well with pumpkin? Obvious. Chocolate goes well with pretty much anything?

Obviously obvious.

Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups

So what happens when you combine all three—pumpkin, chocolate, and peanut butter—together into one Halloween-themed Reeses cup?

The answer should be obvious.

Copycat Reeses Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups!

Reeses Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

If it isn’t, hopefully all of these pictures can help to clarify.

Homemade Pumpkin Reeses!


Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp cocoa powder (25g)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, agave, or honey OR vanilla stevia drops to taste
  • 1/4 cup liquid virgin coconut oil (Or omit these first three ingredients and simply melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips instead.) (50g)
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree or sweet potato (30g)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (You might be able to sub 2 more tbsp pumpkin for a lower-fat version, but I haven’t tried it. Feel free to sub another nut butter in place of the peanut butter.) (30g)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon, and optional pinch pumpkin pie spice

Stir first three ingredients together until it makes a sauce. (If using the stevia version, you might want to add a little extra oil for a thinner consistency) Fill just the very bottoms of cupcake liners, mini cupcake liners, or candy molds with chocolate, reserving the rest. Then freeze 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine all other ingredients and stir to form a paste. (If you use refrigerated peanut butter, it’s best to heat the nut butter a bit first, so it’ll mix more easily.) Take liners from freezer and top each with filling (1 teaspoon in each of ten, if using mini cupcake liners). Cover with more chocolate, and freeze until solid. (You won’t use all the chocolate, but I’m sure you can find yummy ways to use the extra…) Unless you’ve used the non-coconut version, it’s best to keep these in the freezer.

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And I obviously have a tiny obsession with homemade Reeses peanut butter cups…

Chocolate Coconut Reeses     Cake Batter Reeses     Chocolate Banana Bites

Mounds Bar Reeses                       Cake Batter Reeses                     Chocolate Monkey Bites


What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

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Published on October 4, 2012

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  1. Eating 4 Balance says

    No question today?! Lol. I don’t know what to say 🙂

    How about: These look awesome! Such a great idea. What would be even cool is melting “white chocolate chips” to make the outer parts of these. Geez. That would be REALLY good.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      You’re right; it does feel strange to not have a question up there. I went and added something… I wanted to ask what everyone’s dream peanut butter cup flavor would be. It would’ve fit so well in the post. But apparently I’ve already asked that before :-?.

      • Eating 4 Balance says

        You’re right, I think you have 🙂 It doesn’t really matter, but I just thought it was funny how we get used to certain things. Then something changes and we’re like: What’s wrong with this picture? 😀

        Favorite candy from my childhood would be either peanut butter M&M’s, Skittles, Mike and Ikes, Cookie Dough Bites or Sour Patch Kids. I would never be able to choose!

      • Kasey Lawhorn says

        Oh my husband will LOVE this trial!! I keep making one of your recipes each night so instead of Julie and Julia, my new “show” is Kasey and Katie 😉 Seriously I love ya girl~

  2. Linde says

    I just bought some pumpkins at the farmers market today, this is PERFECT!
    I absolutely love your recipes Katie! But was wondering one thing.. Do you also have food combining-friendly recipes? I know a lot of people find food combining important or are on a food combining diet.
    Would be sooooo awesome to be able to make some of your amazing recipes but still being able to combine foods in the best ways!

  3. Liz says

    These sound unreal, Katie! I can’t even tell you which picture is my favorite, because every single one has me cursing the fact that I am at work and can’t make them like RIGHT NOW!

  4. Karen says

    Thanks, Katie. Now I know today’s baking project with the kiddos. Thanks for making me look like Supermom all the time :).

  5. Cole says

    You could make these and put a strawberry in each one. (Cut the top off and place the flat side down in the middle so the pointed half of the berry could stick out like an ice berg) Would be a new twist on an old favorite of chocolate covered strawberries.

  6. Lydia says

    YUM! These look scrumptious!

    My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn…but the vegan ones are pretty gross and the homemade version are good, but don’t taste like the real thing. They just taste like marshmallow fondant, that just happens to be shaped into a tri-colored triangle! Perhaps I need to find a new favorite candy!! 🙂

    • Lisa C. says

      I am a sucker for candy corn as well. I think the Jelly Belly one is vegan. Not healthy, but still vegan I think.

  7. Dawn Laughlin says

    I will be making these today! I have pureed butternut squash which I think would be just as good since I have sub-ed it for pumpkin in pies before. Thanks for another amazing recipe!!

  8. Gabriela says

    just dropping by to say thank you for what you are doing with all these yummy recipes….. Love you, you are wonderful!!

  9. Lisa C. says

    Oh dear oh deal oh dear. Those just look so divine, it’s hard to imagine anything looking more beautiful at this moment. CCK, you have the best ideas!

  10. Ally Behne says

    I LOVE the fruit flavored tootsie rolls (cherry, vanilla, lemon, orange, etc.)! They are super delicious and I look forward to them every year, but unfortunately I don’t think they are vegan so you couldn’t eat them. 🙁

    May you could make a recipe of them and share it with all of us on the blog! I know that I, for one, would love it!

  11. Tara says

    Shut the front door! They are adorable! I am with Colleen above. This is going to be my favorite candy. I can feel it :).

  12. Chelan Shepherd says

    My sister just went on the Dukan Diet and can’t have these. I posted it on my Facebook and she’s SO mad at me for throwing AWESOMENESS in her face!

    Hot Tamales and Cookie Dough Bites were/are my favorites. I’m thinking about taking your cookie dough dip, rolling it into little balls and dipping them in chocolate to make cookie dough bites. Any suggestions to make the dough stiff enough to roll?

    I think I’ll make those and the above for Halloween 🙂

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