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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

PREP: 45 minutes
YIELD: 12 cups
These Date Sweetened Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups are simple to make and naturally sweetened with Medjool dates which add so much delicious flavor! Recipe by Food with Feeling.

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces of chocolate
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cups of peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup of pupkin puree
  • 1-4 tbsps of water
  • 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • Optional: sea salt for topping

Preparation

  1. Line a muffin tray with 12 muffin liners. Set aside.
  2. Place the chocolate and the coconut oil in a small bowl and melt. This can be done either in a double boiler or in the microwave in 20-30 seconds spurts, stirring in between.
  3. Pour a heaping 1/2 tablespoon into each muffin liner. Using a spoon, gently press the chocolate 1/4 of the way up the sides of the muffin liners. Place in the fridge while you make the filling.
  4. In a blender or food processor, combine the dates, peanut butter, pumpkin, 1 tablespoon of water, and pumpkin pie spice. Blend. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed to get your blender going.
  5. Divide the pumpkin mixture evenly into the muffin cups on top of the chocolate. Spoon a heaping 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate on top of each cup and tap the muffin tray lightly to smooth them out. Top with sea salt if desired.
  6. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden up and ENJOY!

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.

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Food with Feeling