Pumpkin Seed Butter Chocolate Cups

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 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 or palm oil or added sugars - just two simple ingredients and a couple basic tools every kitchen has on hand. 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. 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.

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Ingredients

    Directions

    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 chocolate is cooled and hardened, use a tablespoon measure or disher to place one rounded tablespoon of Pumpkin Seed Butter in the center of each chocolate cup. Flatten top slightly. 

    Drizzle the extra melted chocolate over the top of each Seed Butter cup, covering completely. Add a pinch of sea salt and 2 pepitas to the top of each seed butter cup, if desired. Place back into the fridge for 10-15 minutes until the chocolate is fully set. Store in the fridge or freezer for up to 2 weeks, but we doubt they'll last that long. 

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