{Happy Halloween} Pumpkin Pecan Butter Cups a la The Civilized Caveman

I’ve already confessed my love for crappy Halloween candy, and how I’m not so enthralled by it these days.

But today’s the day.

Halloween.

The real test….er whatever.

I saw this recipe on The Civilized Caveman, and decided to make it.

Just in case I get a hankering for one of those darned Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

The recipe had the option to make your own chocolate or use store-bought. I decided to make my own…and it was unbelievably good if I do say so. Cocoa powder, coconut oil, vanilla, a little maple syrup and a pinch of salt. I’ll probably never go back to store bought chocolate…I actually bought a candy mold so that I can make my own from now on. Crazy? Maybe…but it was that good.

I filled my chocolate cups with pumpkin pecan butter.

According to the Caveman’s recipe, I ground my pecans,

then added canned pumpkin and spices. SO good. I filled the chocolate cups and ate the rest with a sliced apple.

I sprinkled some unsweetened coconut on top for a little garnish.

So. Good. I’m obsessed with this chocolate: it’s kind of just like eating a spoonful of coconut oil with a little cocoa flavor…which is something I like doing. Spooning those healthy fats. Yummers.

These are a delicious, healthier version of a Reese’s cup.

You can find the recipe on Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

I have to keep reminding myself that they’re still candy-like…so that I don’t trick myself into believing that they’re a great way to get healthy fats.

What healthy treats are you eating this Halloween?

Feel free to share your recipes in the comments below!

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