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Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups

Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups

A sweet, spicy but smooth peanut butter pumpkin pie centre hidden within a melt in the mouth divine peanut chocolate casing. This isn’t just Halloween candy – this is Halloween candy for grown-ups.

 

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I love treats with hidden fruits and vegetables and this secretly contains pumpkin puree amongst all its other goodness. My niece loves them as they are but if you want it more child friendly just miss out the pumpkin pie spice – but leave in the pumpkin.

 

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Pumpkin has a naturally slightly sweet flavour that lends itself to baking – no need to mention all the hidden goodness because they just taste great!

 

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So whip up a couple of batches of these and, once you’ve finished handing out the plain ones to your trick-or-treat visitors, call the girls and prepare for a night binge-watching your favourite scary movies.

 

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Now I must confess I’m not a big one for horror movies – Hocus Pocus is about as scary as I go, or if I really want to spook it up maybe a Halloween special of Pretty little liars – hey give me a break do you not remember Alison’s story about the twins or the Liar’s eventful visit to Ravenswood – I get chills just thinking about it. Oooooooo…………………………………………………….. 

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Seriously though whatever your favourites are you’re gonna want some of these ready and waiting before you settle in. It’s Halloween after all so be sure remember the most important rules for surviving the night………………………………………

  1. Always assume that the monster isn’t dead
  2. Don’t leave on your own – especially saying ‘I’ll be back!’
  3. Don’t sneak up on people
  4. Don’t touch anything that you don’t already know what it is and what it does
  5. Always turn on the lights
  6. ALWAYS bring Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups

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Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time: 20 mins            Fridge Set Time: 1 hr 20 mins                                       

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Makes: 24 Mini Cups                                                 

Ingredients:

 

Peanut Chocolate:

3 tbsp. Cocoa Butter

1 tbsps. Coconut Oil

¼ Cup Peanut Butter

2 tbsps. Cocoa Powder

2 tbsps. Maple Syrup

2 tbsps. Powdered Coconut Sugar

1 tsps. Powdered Vanilla

Pinch Pumpkin Pie Spice

 

Peanut Pumpkin Pie Filling:

¼ Cup Pumpkin Puree

¼ Cup Peanut Butter

1 tbsp. Coconut Oil

1 tbsp. Maple Syrup

¼ tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

 

Instructions:

1) Melt the cocoa butter together with the coconut oil in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.

 

2) Remove from heat and slowly stir in all the other ingredients for the peanut chocolate.

 

3) Keep stirring until the mixture is completely smooth.

 

4) In a bowl mix together all the ingredients for the filling and place in the freezer for20 mins.

 

5) Line 24 mini muffin tray. Cover the bottom of each liner with chocolate (about 1 tsp.) and place in the freezer to set for 10 mins.

 

6) Scoop ½ tbsp. of the pumpkin mix and form a round patty. Place on top of the chocolate base.

 

7) Cover each patty with chocolate and place in the refrigerator to set for 1 hr.

 

8) Store in the fridge.

 

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