{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.


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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