Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are a classic, for sure. But you can (and should) just as easily make your own. This recipe for DIY Seed Butter delicious chocolate cups is fun for the whole family, potentially a little messy (but when is chocolate not?), and only contains two ingredients. That's right, no emulsifiers, palm oil, or added sugars - just two simple ingredients and a couple of basic tools every kitchen has. Oh, and did we mention they're addicting?
We love using Pumpkin Seed Butter in these chocolate cups because it adds a big boost of protein and a vibrant color contrast. You can easily substitute Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter for a double chocolate treat or Vanilla Spiced Sunflower Seed Butter for a seasonal snack. Prepared from sunflower seeds, it is another vegan option. You could even add a few crumbles of Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Seed'nola on top for a crunchy texture or a spoonful of Chia Jam for a SB & J variation. The options are endless.
Recipe of Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups
Let us explore this easy-to-make recipe where you combine the richness of chocolate with pumpkin seed butter to form cute little cups!
Ingredients for Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups Recipe
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup 88 Acres Pumpkin Seed Butter
- Handful of pepitas (optional)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
Directions to Prepare Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups
- Place cupcake liners into the cupcake tin before beginning. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave on 50% power, stirring every 10-15 seconds until fully melted.
- Using a small spoon, pour about 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate into the bottom of each liner. Using the spoon, spread the chocolate up the sides of the liner all the way around. Place in the fridge or freezer to set for about 10 minutes.
- When the chocolate is cooled and hardened, use a tablespoon measure or disher to place one rounded tablespoon of the Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter in the center of each chocolate cup. Flatten the top slightly.
- Drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over the top of each pumpkin Seed Butter Cup, covering completely. Melted chocolate adds a scrumptious flavor to the recipe.
- Add a pinch of sea salt and 2 pepitas to the top of each seed butter cup after drizzling the remaining chocolate. It is optional. Place back into the fridge for 10-15 minutes until the chocolate is fully set.
- Serve in a muffin cup.
Storage of Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups
- Store in the fridge or freezer for up to 2 weeks, but we doubt they'll last that long.
FAQs About This Recipe
1. How to make homemade pumpkin seed butter?
A: It is very easy to make your own pumpkin seed butter in the food processor you have at home. Begin by simply roasting unsalted pepitas to a golden brown. Now, blend the roasted pepitas smoothly. Additionally, add a fun twist by combining components such as dark chocolate, cinnamon, maple syrup, raw honey, etc.
2. How can I store my homemade Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter?
A: For maximum freshness and flavor, store your homemade Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter in the refrigerator in an airtight container. The tight lock keeps the air contaminants away, making pumpkin seed butter safe for consumption for several days. However, try to consume it within a week.
3. What are the benefits of pumpkin seed butter?
A: Pumpkin seed butter spread contains plenty of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids like any other nut and seed butter. It is a great alternative to common spreads as it is obtained from fresh pumpkin seeds. It provides a balanced option with healthy fats for anyone seeking heart-friendly and gluten-free choices. It also serves as a good nut-free alternative to nut butter for people with nut allergies.
4. How to use pumpkin seed butter?
A: The only limit is your imagination! Apart from making homemade chocolate seed butter cups, you can make chocolate pumpkin butter muffins, spread it on your toast, creamy overnight oats with chia seeds, etc. As you already know, dark chocolate pumpkin seed butter cups are a delightful treat!
5. Is Pumpkin Seed Butter gluten-free?
A: It is true that pumpkin seed butter, almond butter, and watermelon seed butter are all gluten-free and, thus, good options for people with nutritional limitations.