These buttercups are delicious and perfect for the fall season. They are made with a creamy layer of pumpkin, a chunky layer of almond butter, all enveloped in a chocolaty coating. And best of all, they don't have any refined sugars, artificial colors, or weird ingredients. They're sweetened with maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon for a wholesome treat that nips cravings while nourishing your body.

Pumpkin and Crunchy Nut Butter Cups [Vegan]

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Serves

9

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Ingredients

For the Chocolate:

  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • A dash of salt
  • Chunky almond butter of your choice

For the Pumpkin Pie Mixture:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A dash of salt
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Preparation

To Make the Chocolate:

  1. First, make sure that the maple syrup and coconut oil are both at room temperature. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl or measuring cup and mix together until no clumps of cacao remain and it’s a uniform mixture.
  2. Divide the chocolate in half and, with one-half, pour a small amount into nine silicone cupcake moulds until it’s all used up. Keep the other half of the chocolate at room temperature. Place the cups in your freezer to harden, about 10-15 minutes.

For the Nut Butter Layer:

  1. Once the bottom chocolate layer is hard, place 1 tablespoon of the nut butter evenly over the chocolate for each of the 9 cups. Return to your freezer.

For the Pumpkin Pie Mixture:

  1. As with the chocolate, make sure all ingredients are room temperature. Combine everything in one bowl and stir together.
  2. Divide the pumpkin mixture on top of the nut butter layer until it’s all used up.
  3. Pour the remaining chocolate over the top of the pumpkin layer and place the cups in the freezer overnight to set up.
  4. The next day, carefully remove the cups from the moulds and serve.
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