Pumpkin Chocolate Cups

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Get ready for another pumpkin recipe!  I have been trying to think outside the box a bit for these pumpkin treats.  This pumpkin chocolate cup is one little dessert I came up with, and they are simply amazing.  If you like pumpkin, are looking for a sweet pumpkin dessert recipe, then this recipe is for you.

Pumpkin Pecan Cups Waterrmark

Instead of adding a lot of sugar to the pumpkin mixture, I mixed it with pecans, spices and only a small amount of maple syrup.  I think it gives the filling a naturally sweetened taste.  These are very easy to make as well.  Vegan, gluten free and paleo.  If you enjoy these you may also enjoy my Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups or my Banana Chocolate Almond Cups.

Pumpkin Chocolate Cups

Pumpkin Chocolate Cups

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 6 cups

Pumpkin Chocolate Cups



  • In a food processor, blend up the pecans into a fine meal.
  • Then add the pumpkin, maple syrup and spices and continue to pulse until everything is well mixed. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate and milk on med-low heat. Stir often until the chocolate becomes smooth.
  • Get a standard sized muffin tin and place some liners into it. I use silicone liners to make the removal super simple.
  • Place a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of each cup.
  • Stick the muffin pan in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Once it’s frozen, add the pumpkin/pecan mixture and then top the cups with more chocolate.
  • Stick back into the freezer for a few hours to firm them up.

I got 6 cups out of my batch. You can also use a mini muffin pan if you want to make more. I noticed the cups are a little too hard when I went to eat them straight out of the freezer. However the filling is too soft if they are kept in the fridge. I would advise you to let it sit for 5 minutes outside the freezer before you go to eat it. Then it would be perfect. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family did.


47 thoughts on “Pumpkin Chocolate Cups

  1. Totally delicious! All I needed to buy was the pecans…and I did so during this a.m.’s grocery shopping trip! Couldn’t wait to make them ~ they rock! Thank you for sharing:)

  2. I have yet to make a pumpkin recipe this season. It’s been on my mind, so I think I should make these! They look delicious. I love chocolate and pumpkin together.

  3. Hi there. Love this recipe! :) Is there a substitute I can use for pecans? I love pecans SO much, but where I’m living currently, they’re ridiculously expensive. :(

  4. This recipe sounds awesome. Ive been looking for more pumpkin recipes. I dont have a food processor is there an alternative that i could use?

  5. This recipe is so perfect! Pumpkin, pecans, maple, cinnamon, AND chocolate? Yes please! I’ll be making these as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing!

  6. So making these! Like…today! I think I am going to get the mini muffin cups, too. That way when I go to eat a couple of them somehow I’ll feel less guilty, haha. jk

  7. Hi, the picture of the cookies on your website banner look delicious. I can’t figure out the recipe by going through your Dessert listing. Could you please tell me which recipe it is. I just wanted to also tell you that I absolutely LOVE your site. I am trying so many recipes. Thank you so much.

  8. Thesw sound ridiculously good.
    My one issue is my son has a peanut/tree nut and sesame allergy. What could I use instead?

  9. I made this last night . They came out pretty good!, Only thing is, you have to eat it semi frozen or else the pumpkin gets too mushy.

  10. These are delicious. I think next time I’ll use dates instead of maple syrup to see if I can get the chocolate and the filling to hold up at compatible temperatures, but these were super tasty. I used cocoa powder, coconut oil and maple syrup to make my own chocolate instead of melting a bar, and the coconut added a nice flavor note to the treat. Yum!

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