Your favorite Halloween candy confection just got a healthy (and adorable) makeover. These Healthy Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins are a simple, healthy, and easy take on the classic Halloween treat. Made from just four healthy ingredients, these pumpkins are free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugars, and can truly be enjoyed all year long!
Friends, can you believe that Halloween is right around the corner? It feels as if time has moved so quickly, and now my boys’ favorite holiday will be here in the blink of an eye. While I do enjoy Halloween, it’s not my favorite holiday (I’m more of a Christmas gal!) so when it comes around every year, I usually turn my focus towards making sure that my boys have the best holiday possible. Which means, getting their costumes prepared and making them delicious and healthy holiday treats.
While I believe in the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, I also believe that part of living that so-called healthy lifestyle is making room for ALL foods to have their time and place. Which means that I allow my kids to eat traditional candy on Halloween. Let’s be honest, kids deserve to be kids, which means enjoying the candies that we know and loved growing up, too!
But because I don’t want my kids to be eating Halloween candy all the time, especially in the weeks leading up to Halloween, I love coming upon new festive and fun treats that are both delicious and healthy. So when my good friend Melissa of Melissa’s Healthy Kitchen posted this recipe, the other day, I knew that I needed to make my own version! These sweet little chocolate pumpkins are made with just four ingredients, and are a deliciously healthy take on the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins! But the good news is, these don’t need to just be for Halloween. You can use mini muffin liners to make them into bite-sized peanut butter cups that can be enjoyed all year long!
If you’ve ever read the packaging on a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, then you’ll know that the ingredients list is a mile long. Luckily, that isn’t the case for this recipe! These delectable pumpkins are made from just four simple ingredients, which makes this the perfect halloween treat to make in a pinch.
To make these bite-sized chocolates, start by adding the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a small bowl. Melt them in the microwave in 2-3, 30 second increments, until they’re fully melted. Be sure to stir them together between increments so that they are fully combined.
Next, pour the melted chocolate into the pumpkin molds, filling them only about 1/4 of the way. There will be chocolate left over, which is what you want! Once the cavities are filled, place the molds into the freezer for 10 minutes, to allow the chocolate to set.
While the chocolate is setting, prepare the peanut butter filling. If using peanut butter powder, add it to a bowl alongside the water and stir until a creamy peanut butter forms. Next, remove the molds from the freezer and fill the cavities the remaining 3/4 of the way with the creamy peanut butter.
Fnally, pour the remaining chocolate into each of the cavities, filling them to the top. Once the molds are filled, place them back in the freezer for a minimum of one hour, until the chocolate sets. When they’re done, remove them from the freezer, pop them out of the molds, and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to one week.
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