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Pumpkin Nut Butter Cups [Vegan]

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These are filled with a creamy, sweet pumpkin center using homemade almond butter instead of peanut butter and then covered in chocolate.

And not just regular melted chocolate chips (which you could also use), but with homemade chocolate that only uses three healthy ingredients.

Pumpkin Nut Butter Cups [Vegan]




For the pumpkin filling

  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup homemade almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon organic ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract

For the chocolate topping

  • 1 cup organic raw cacao powder
  • 4 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  • 1 cup organic coconut oil


Prepare the pumpkin filling

  1. Put all ingredients for the pumpkin filling in a medium sized bowl and mix until well combined and creamy.
  2. Set aside.

Prepare the chocolate topping

  1. Put all ingredients for the chocolate topping in a small bowl and mix until well combined and smooth.


  1. Fill 1/3 muffin cup with the chocolate topping (approximately 1 tablespoon).
  2. Put in the freezer for approximately 10 – 15 minutes or until hardened then remove from freezer.
  3. Fill another 1/3 of the muffin cup with a layer of the pumpkin filling (approximately 1 tablespoon). Use your fingers to press down the filling (like when making a pie crust) making sure it’s flat and touching all sides of the muffin cups so the top layer of chocolate doesn’t drizzle down the sides.
  4. Fill the last 1/3 of the muffin cup with another layer of chocolate topping (approximately 1 tablespoon).
  5. Put back in the freezer for approximately 1 – 2 hours or until the pumpkin center is hard and firm.
  6. Store in freezer until you are ready to serve because they will become soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.
  7. Enjoy!





Karielyn is a wife and mother of three. Her website “The Healthy Family and Home” features organic, healthy, clean eating and nutrient-dense foods, recipes and ingredients. No matter what diet plan you follow, Karielyn wants to help you make healthier food choices, read ingredient labels and learn about what's in the foods you eat. Eat like it matters…because it does!



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12 comments on “Pumpkin Nut Butter Cups [Vegan]”

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Chris Christian
4 Years Ago

Plus no-nutrition & probably tastes like heck,hehe.

Gina Mower
4 Years Ago

SO I can eat 1,000,000 :) yayyy!!! Yummmm!!!

Allison Watters
4 Years Ago

Jed Matthews, can we? :)

Marilyn Roberts
4 Years Ago


Christina Barms
4 Years Ago

All sweets are to be consumed on small quantities, that rarely stops anyone. 1 cup of coconut oil has almost 2000 calories in it. Even in small quantities I wouldn't call this guilt free. Im just asking for correct representation. People need to remember that just because it's paleo, has no refined sugar, doesn't bake: it doesn't mean healthy. Its just as deceiving as processed food companies calling a nutri grain bar healthy.

Rachel Catniss
4 Years Ago

Portlandian approved. :P

Christina Barms
4 Years Ago

That's a heck of a lot of coconut oil to be considered guilt free.

Josie Catty
17 Dec 2013

yes you are right but remember raw sweets are only to be consumed in small quantities,,,,xx

Melike Sayman
17 Dec 2013

I don't think i would consume this in small quantities hahahahahaha

Tezcan Mert-Cakal
17 Dec 2013

Cocoa butter is an alternative although much more expensive.

Betty V McMankiller
4 Years Ago

Omg! *fap*

Mike Papadopoulos
4 Years Ago

Betty V McMankiller


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