Pumpkin Butter Cups

Wow so I can honestly say this is the longest recipe I have ever made.  Not because it is going to take you a long time, but because I took 6 hours to come up with 4 different flavors, test them all, style them all, and then take awesome photographs of them all.  Honestly though, the photo you see below this paragraph is the proudest food photo I have ever taken.  I literally danced when I got it on my computer and my dancing is not pretty, thank god the picture is.  So honestly, just a few wickets I would like to cover before the recipe.  First, you are AWESOME.  Second, I have made some changes to the site and would just like your help.  There is a floating like and share bar on the left side of your screen, if you like anything I do, please use this.  It helps spread the good word and shares the love so thank you. I also added a Pin This button to each photo, just hover your mouse over the food photos and look, Fancy huh?  Third, I finally got my newsletter up and running efficiently.  I have added plenty of spaces for you to subscribe, so please do that to not miss a beat.  You can subscribe up top, on the right, or at the bottom of the post.  This will be important when I start doing giveaways again and for some other secret squirrel projects coming up.  Finally, in case you didn’t know, I released my first book and you can get it by clicking the banner above this paragraph.  I would love your feedback and hope you love it.

Pumpkin Butter Cups

I am actually out of things to say.  Not like that is normally a problem but as I type all I can see is these amazing Pumpkin Butter Cups staring me in the face, so I just want to go eat more.  It is really distracting after I did such a good job not eating them all when I was making them.  Honestly, I feel like someone should nominate me for some bravery and courage award, because it took intense amounts of both to share these with other people.  And just in case you are still reading and missed it in the first paragraph, you are still AWESOME.

Pumpkin Butter Cups

I really don’t have anything else to talk about, but the post just looks better with text below the picture before the recipe.  Actually I remembered something, how do you guys like my new food photos.  I have been trying to step my game up a bit, thoughts?  Please leave me a comment and let me know.  I really do love hearing about what you think or even if it sucks.  I crossed that word out because I pray it doesn’t.  Well that is all, enjoy everyone.

4.8 from 19 reviews
Pumpkin Butter Cups
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Serves: 8
Only use One of the chocolates below
Chocolate (Homemade)
Chocolate (Store Bought)
Only use One of the chocolates below
Chocolate (Homemade)
  1. Place all of your ingredients in a bowl and whisk well until combined
Chocolate (Store Bought)
  1. Place your chocolate in a double boiler over low heat and stir until melted
  2. Keep the temperature on low so you don't burn your chocolate
Remaining Steps
  1. Once your chocolate is prepared, line a baking sheet with silicone muffin liners or paper muffin liners (these might stick, I don't know)
  2. Spoon chocolate in each muffin liner to fill the bottom
  3. Using a brush, paint chocolate around the sides and bottom of the muffin liner so there is a layer of chocolate covering all the bottoms
  4. Place in the refrigerator and let set for 30 minutes
  5. Using any of the fillings listed above in the ingredients, place small spoonfuls in the mold, ensure you don't overfill so the chocolate you pour over can bond with the cold chocolate
  6. Using your remaining melted chocolate, fill the cups until the filling is covered
  7. Place back in the refrigerator for 45-60 minutes to let set
  8. Remove from the refrigerator and if using silicone molds, you can pop them out and plate or you can leave them in paper muffin liners
  9. Store in the refrigerator in a ziploc bag or airtight container

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  1. I made these today and took them as a treat at the end of my crossfit workout. Everyone loved them the pumpkin almond butter was the perfect amount of nutty flavor to go with the dark chocolate. I definitely be trying them again with another butter (after I eat through the dozen I made…I got a little excited). Thanks for your awesome easy recipes I also made your bacon butternut squash soup and all I can say about that one is YUM!!

  2. Has anyone tried to make them with the paper muffin liners? Going to make them for a “Paleo Potluck” but don’t have the silicone… They look great George! Semper Fi (my husband is a former Marine – makes me even more happy to be reading your site)

  3. Okay, so I just had to say that my 17 month old son loved the almond ones as a special treat. Just made them yesterday and between my husband, son and myself, there is only one left. I am considering trying a fruit one, (ie. raspberries or similar?). Thanks for your creative recipies!

  4. Ordered silicon muffin cups today from Amazon to make these for Thanksgiving dessert. With the Apple Pumpkin butter. They will take a while to make, but WHO CARES! ;) EASY recipe, thank you.
    I can’t wait to devour them. I will have to remember to make extra and freeze them for treats.
    I also wished your pictures sucked. I am removing you from Instagram and Twitter. Jk buddy. And the floaty thing is annoying. But I love you.

  5. Made these today as an anniversary treat for my husband. When I first saw the post, and the amazing pictures, I seriously doubted my ability to pull these off. But it wasn’t hard at all! And delicious! I also made the quick and easy coconut candies. When you say quick and easy, you mean quick and easy!! Thank you for all the amazing recipes and for being such an awesome caveman. Love reading your posts!

  6. these are awesome!! i made mine with butternut squash puree and even my daughter who doesn’t like any sweet vegetable loved them. my son who is gluten and dairy free was able to enjoy a wonderful treat!

  7. Today is my first ever visit to your site, and I am impressed! I learned about you from the great Juli at paleOMG. Your stuff looks amazing! I’m really in need of some new crock pot ideas…so thanks! My husband and I recently opened a strictly paleo coffee shop in Denver, CO, and while I have time to cook for others, not so much for myself and family. So thanks for the new inspiration, George! Your sweets don’t look so bad either;)!

      1. Thanks, George! Please do come and see us when next you are in Denver. I would love to link you on our web site, would that be alright with you?
        By the way, some of your stuff looks so good, maybe it will show up on my menu…;)

  8. So this is my first ever visit to your site, and I thinking those photos up there are awesome! I would be pretty proud if those were my photos. I also seriously love your sense of humor… especially the part about “I’m just putting some words here because I like to have text after the photo”. I kinda get that because I just finished writing a post and trying to split up my paragraphs so I would have text between every picture. The things we do for a nice looking post! Anyway, these look seriously amazing and I’m loving the different filling choices. Yum!

  9. Lovely photos, and just do you know, I think this recipe will change the world. Forever. A couple questions: where do you have the best luck buying purple sweet potatoes? I fell in love with them in Okinawa, but haven’t seen them since. I see purple potatoes, but not the sweet ones. Second, I see that this recipe serves 8, but how many cups does it make? 64? Lol, cause I might need 8 per person. Or just 64 for myself… And finally, do you have issues with your oxo brush being too wide for your silicone cups? I am so excited to try this!

    1. The servings on this are really volatile given the size you use and how much filling you use. Purple sweet potatoes I have the best luck at Asian markets when they have them. And I have been using an Ikea round Silicon brush which works great

  10. George–for the homemade chocolate, should the coconut oil be melted or solid?? So sorry for such a silly question. I am a paleo newbie!

  11. These look amazing George, thanks!! Your photos also rock! Mine actually do suck although the food at least tastes good. One day I’ll be as awesome as you! :)

    BTW, on my laptop the share bar is over on the beige part at least an inch from the posts and you’re also quite fast to load. I’m on FF, so maybe it’s a browser thing. When I was on IE many websites were horribly slow and IE was generally glitchy!

    1. Thanks so much for the comments. I know my site is fast, cause I pay for it to be that way and its monitored every day :) Also, I use safari and IE and the share bar is perfect placement. Thank you for verifying. And it doesn’t matter what the food looks like as long as it tastes good :)

  12. The floating bar on the left makes it very hard to read things. Extremely frustrating… Please remove or place somewhere where it won’t interfere with ability to read recipes, etc.


      1. Yes. On my iPad, the bar covers the post so it’s difficult to read. Sure, you can print the recipe, but you shouldn’t have to. The post itself is difficult to read because the share bar covers the left side on a smaller screen.

        The photos are looking awesome though! What’s your favorite filling for these, George?

        1. I have the same problem when viewing on my iPad. Thanks for looking into a solution! Love the site and pictures are great!! You really have stepped it up!

          1. Thank you Rena. I will try and resolve it soon. I am waiting for a response from developers. I just don’t have the $$$ to pay for Something custom but I am looking into it

  13. I love the pictures! Especially the first one. I would love to see one or two pictures with one of the cups cut in half so that we can see the delicious filling!

  14. I’m a new follower and Im officialy hooked! I really like the pictures and everything looks delicious but , I have to say that the floating like and share bar is 100% annoying!!! It’s always in the middle while Im trying to read. Can you put it in another place of the screen? The other thing is: Why is this webside so slow??? It’s frustrating to be waiting to scrool down the screen =(

  15. Ditto Vita. I wish your pictures sucked because I want these RIGHT NOW. I’m 99.9% sure I’ll be making some pumpkin nut butter tonight and a batch of these bad boys. Yummo. Good thing I made a batch of your pumpkin muffins last night and threw some enjoy life chips on top to kill my chocolate cravings :).

  16. I wish your pictures sucked because now here I am sitting at work drooling all over the screen… those cups look amazingly delicious. And I haven’t even read the recipe yet. *sigh* Yeah, the pictures are great. And so are your recipes. (I am on sugar-detox hence not reading the recipe part… trying to stay away from anything sweet… now come to think what am I even doing here staring at the pics?) It must be good to be you and be able to make THAT :)

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