I’ve got a bone to pick with Reeses. First, they make the only store bought candy that I can’t stop eating. The only Halloween treat I’m actually tempted to eat in bulk.
But my real issue is with their so called Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkins.
On first glance this Halloween treat seems like it contains, or at least tastes like, pumpkin. Which lures me into breaking my self imposed ban on store bought candy only to be left with the realization that the only thing Pumpkin about it, is the shape.
So I give to you the exact opposite. An Unprocessed, homemade treat that is not shaped like a pumpkin but contains real life, home roasted pumpkin.
If you want to make it a touch easier, you can combine canned pumpkin pie filling with peanut butter until it tastes right to you, but I like to roast my pumpkins myself. I just love real life produce that much, I pledge my allegiance to the framer and not the factory.
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbs honey
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- (you will also need mini muffin tins and mini muffin papers)
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate. Microwave on high for 20 seconds, stir and repeat until melted. Line a mini muffin tin with mini muffin papers. Add about 1 1/2 tsp of melted chocolate to each paper. Using the back of a spoon, gently "paint" the chocolate up the sides of the papers, making sure to leave enough on the bottom for a sturdy base.
- Place muffin tin in the refrigerator, chill until set, about ten minutes.
- Place the remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined. (Taste filling, add more honey for a sweeter filling.)
- Once the chocolate has set, add a small amount to the middle of the cups, making sure to avoid the top edges.
- Remelt chocolate if necessary.
- Top the muffin papers with melted chocolate, tap the muffin tin lightly on the counter to evenly distribute chocolate. Make sure the pumpkin filling is completely covered.
- Chill until set, about 10 minutes.