Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups

Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups

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These are great snacks for Thanksgiving! The genius of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup but with the filling that tastes like Pumpkin Pie!
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Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups

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If you really love pumpkin (like me!) than you’ll love these. The flavor really comes through because they’re not baked (if pumpkin isn’t you thing you can make your own peanut butter cups instead. click here).
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Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups

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They’re really fast to make but a little messy. I always make a giant mess in the kitchen no matter what I’m making though.
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Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups

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Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups
adapted from What Megan’s Making

Ingredients

400g melted dark chocolate
110g cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 cup finely ground graham cracker or ginger nut crumbs
Sprinkles or extra cookie crumbs for decoration
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1. Put the chocolate in a microwavable safe bowl and microwave for one minute at a time until melted.
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2. Using a pastry brush cover the inside of your candy mold or mini cupcake wrappers in a thin layer of chocolate (if using liners put in a tray so they keep their shape). Put in the freezer (flat) for 10 minutes until set.
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Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups

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3. While that’s in the freezer make the filling by combining the cream cheese and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Stir in the icing sugar, pumpkin and spices. Fold in the cookie crumbs last.
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Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups

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4. Take the cups out of the freezer and place one teaspoon of pie filling in each cup and smooth down. Spoon over a small amount of chocolate to cover the pumpkin filling. Cover the top with some reserved cookie crumbs or autumn colored sprinkles if desired.
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Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups

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5. Place back in the freezer for 20-30 minutes until completely hard (if doing a regular sized cupcake wait at least an hour). Once done if using a candy tray the cups will come out like ice in an ice cube tray.
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Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups

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6. Repeat process until pie filling runs out. Re-heat the chocolate as needed.
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Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups
You can get these at craft stores cheap. I used a few wrappers but thought this was easier.

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4 Comments

  1. Stephanie

    These are a whole new twist on peanut butter cups! Sound delish – thanks for sharing.

  2. omg!! yummmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. You brother's comments on seeing this…

    "Damn… Look at those! Damn, when did she become such a dessert wiz??!?"

    Haha

  4. They look so delicious!

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