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Pumpkin Chocolate Cups


This gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo recipe from blogger Melissa King is the a great dessert to have on hand. These decadent cups are naturally flavored with spices and maple syrup rather than sugar—making them a healthy treat for friends and family.


  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (or canned pumpkin)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 dark chocolate bar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk


1. In a food processor, blend up the pecans into a fine meal.


2. Then add the pumpkin, maple syrup, and spices. Continue to pulse until everything is well mixed. Set aside.


3. In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate and milk on medium-low heat. Stir often until the chocolate becomes smooth.


Get a standard-sized muffin tin and place some liners into it. Silicone liners make the removal super simple.


3. Place a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of each cup.


4. Stick the muffin pan in the freezer for 10 minutes.


5. Once it’s frozen, add the pumpkin/pecan mixture and then top the cups with more chocolate.


6. Stick back into the freezer for a few hours to firm them up. Take them out of the freezer and let sit for about five minutes. Then, eat and enjoy!

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