• Copycat Peanut Butter Pumpkin Reese’s (vegan)

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies made with plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Plus they have extra protein in them!

    Copycat Peanut Butter Pumpkin Reese’s made with plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients!Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies made with plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Plus they have extra protein in them!

    When the dark chocolate and peanut butter cravings strike, there is not way to ignore it.

    Even when you crave this pretty much every day like I do over here. This has been my go-to dessert combo since I was younger and my Mom would bribe me with Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter cups to behave. Or when I was at the movies and would down a large bag of Reese’s pieces (true story). The obsession is unreal.

    Today we are taking this combo up a notch by making them a bit more seasonal. We are making Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin CANDIES. Heck to the flipping yes.

    These homemade candies are made with all plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Not to mention here is no refined sugar involved and I even added some extra plant protein in them, which helps stabilize my blood sugar a bit when I eat a few of these. I love sneaking in plant-based proteins whenever I can to desserts and sweet snacks. I notice I feel much more full and satisfied after and when you find the right protein powder, it adds a delicious flavor.

    Don’t forget to share these candies with me over on Instagram if you make them.

    A few of my other favorite candy recipes from the blog:

    Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate Twix Bars

    5-ingredient Copycat Peanut Butter M&Ms (gluten-free)

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Eggs (gluten-free)

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies made with plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Plus they have extra protein in them!

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    Copycat Peanut Butter Pumpkin Reese’s

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies made with plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Plus they have extra protein in them!

    Copycat Peanut Butter Pumpkin Reese’s made with plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Plus they have extra protein in them!

    • Author: Rachel
    • Prep Time: 5 mins
    • Cook Time: 30 mins
    • Total Time: 35 minutes
    • Yield: 9 1x

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter + 2 tablespoons for drizzling
    • 1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree
    • 1/4 cup organic plant-based protein powder (add 2 more tablespoons coconut flour if you do not have protein but I highly recommend adding to add extra boost!)
    • 2 tablespoons manuka honey or maple syrup
    • 4 tablespoons coconut flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 56 ounces of dark chocolate – code RACHL for free shipping

    Instructions

    1. Line a baking sheet or cutting board with parchment paper
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the 1/2 cup peanut butter, pumpkin puree, protein powder, honey, coconut flour and pumpkin pie spice until creamy and well combined (you can also use food processor but not necessary)
    3. Using your hands, form into 9 candies (I did an egg shape but anything works)
    4. Melt dark chocolate over the stove or in microwave. Depending on chocolate you use, you may need to add coconut oil to melt
    5. Cover each candy in chocolate then drizzle extra peanut butter on top and add to fridge to set for about 30 minutes

    Notes

    Store in the fridge for up to a week or freezer for a couple of months!

    xx, Rach

     

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    10 Comments

  • Reply Lindsay October 24, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Do you think oat flour would be an okay substitute for coconut flour?

    • Reply Rachel October 24, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      i haven’t tried but you’d likely need to double amount as coconut flour is very different to use! xx

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    When do you use the maple syrup?

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  • Reply Anne-Celine November 21, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Made these twice already this week! Super easy to whip up in less than 45 minutes. I used trader joe’s gf flour blend and added around 8 tablespoons. The texture was very similar to the picture and tasted very yummy still! Would 100% recommend for the holidays 🙂

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