My Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups were the most popular recipe on the blog last month, thank you all! I hope you enjoyed making and eating them as much as I did. And I've made them multiple times since! So, I decided to do another fun candy cup for November - Pumpkin Spice Cups!
This candy recipe is just as easy as the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, but they are all dressed up for fall with pumpkin and spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. These would be an amazing addition to any Thanksgiving table, especially if you don't want to bring another pie. They can also be made a few days ahead of time so you can focus on other more important things during Thanksgiving week.
Pumpkin Spice Cups
567 grams (20 ounces) organic white chocolate, finely chopped
142 grams (1 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted
43 grams (1.5 ounces) Organic Valley Cream Cheese
15 grams (1 tablespoon) organic pumpkin puree
1 1/2 teaspoons organic maple syrup
3/4 teaspoon organic pumpkin spice mix (like Frontier Co-Op)
Line a mini muffin or cupcake tin with liners.
Using a double boiler, add all of the white chocolate.
While the chocolate is melting, make the filling. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the powdered sugar, cream cheese, pumpkin, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice. Mix on low until all ingredients are combined, then speed mixer up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Transfer to a piping bag with no tip. Set aside.
Once the white chocolate is melted, remove from the heat. You can just pour the chocolate out of the bowl, or you can transfer it to a squeeze bottle or piping bag for easier filling. I used a squeeze bottle. Add a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of each liner. Place the tray in the freezer for about 5 minutes to harden the white chocolate.
Remove from the freezer, and pipe a small dollop of filling into the middle of each liner. If you don't pipe it directly into the middle (leaving room on the sides, the cups will show peanut butter on the sides instead of chocolate). Transfer back to the freezer for about 5 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and add the remaining white chocolate into each liner until full.
Place back in the freezer to set the chocolate for at least 1 hour.
Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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