Happy fall! As the holiday season approaches, many people are taking full advantage of autumn flavors. Me included! I love the taste of fresh pumpkin and, when it is combined with dark chocolate, oh the indulgence!
So, to celebrate fall’s flavors this season, here’s an easy to make, extra yummy dessert for you. Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups! And because I’m trying to eat more healthfully (and lose weight), this recipe does not have any processed wheat (actually, it has NO wheat) in it. Therefore, all the ingredients are gluten free!
One thing that many might find unusual in this recipe is the coconut flour. This helps to add nutrition to the candy cups (yes, they’re pretty healthful for you!) as well as thicken up the filling. And if you don’t like coconut, don’t worry–you can’t even taste it in this recipe. You can find coconut flour online or in your local health food store (and sometimes regular grocery stores carry it, too).
Another ingredient used in this recipe is maple sugar. This, too, can be found online or in your local health food store. If you’d rather not use maple sugar, substitute it with powdered sugar (you can use purchased powdered sugar or make your own by running some kind of sugar–like sucanat or white sugar–in a coffee grinder or food processor).