Yes, I stereotypically love pumpkins and am not ashamed to admit it.  Call me basic, call me mainstream – whatever.  BRING ON THE PUMPKIN.  Seriously.  Bring it on.  I had my first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season this weekend and it was better than ever (thanks to the addition of actual pumpkin… hmph).


Anyway – I’ve been making PUMPKIN SPICE COCONUT OIL CHOCOLATE and am officially obsessed.  If you have not had my coconut oil chocolate, please stop reading this immediately, run to your kitchen, and whip up a batch. They are so easy and so delicious (and also pretty healthy to boot).

pumpkin spice chocolate

These are very similar to the original recipe, but I use a Special Dark cocoa + pumpkin spice (you can easily make your own) + almond butter (instead of peanut butter).



Hah!  Blog photography problems.  Moving on…


Pumpkin Spice Coconut Oil Chocolate

Ingredients (for 10 chocolates):

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey


  • Set out 10 cupcake wrappers on a plate.
  • In a microwavable bowl, scoop in coconut oil and peanut butter.  Microwave for 30 seconds or until coconut oil is melted.  Mix well.
  • Mix in chia seeds, cocoa powder, and honey.  Mix well.
  • Pour equal amount into the cupcake wrappers.  Place plate in freezer.  Cool until hard.  Transfer to a sealed container and store in the freezer.


You know what I’m really looking forward to doing this year with the kiddos?  Making Baby Hand Print Pumpkins!  This is a totally fun DIY project if you have children.


(Baby Henry!)


You can read the complete instructions here, but you basically use a stencil of their handprints to make eyes for your pumpkins.


Other fun ways to EAT pumpkins:


DIY Pumpkin Spice 


Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Dip


Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream


Pumpkin Spice Tofu


Are you or aren’t you a pumpkin person? 



  • lori September 23, 2015, 9:03 am

    Is it chocolate oil chocolate or coconut oil chocolate?

    • Caitlin September 23, 2015, 10:44 am

      It’s coconut oil chocolate 🙂

  • Amanda K. September 23, 2015, 9:09 am

    this looks great!
    I always laugh at “the pumpkin people” because the flavor you like isn’t pumpkin at all — plain pumpkin tastes a lot like a potato. Instead, what you like is the flavor of the spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice).

  • Jenn September 23, 2015, 9:37 am

    i think you meant to say coconut oil chocolate in the title?

    • Caitlin September 23, 2015, 10:42 am

      haha i guess i just had all sorts of chocolate on the brain – thanks!

  • Sarah C September 23, 2015, 10:32 am

    I loooove pumpkin. But I’m also a fall person. It’s my favorite season and I embrace everything about it (except maybe the spiders). I’m planning to celebrate the first day of fall by trying out a recipe I found for paleo pumpkin pie bites.

  • Amanda September 23, 2015, 12:49 pm

    Do you think using regular cocoa powder would taste okay? I can’t stand dark chocolate!

    • Caitlin September 23, 2015, 2:45 pm


  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul September 23, 2015, 1:08 pm

    That chocolate looks amazing!!

  • Kelsey September 23, 2015, 4:59 pm

    I don’t like pumpkin or pumpkin spice and I feel so left out!! I try it every year, but no luck, still just don’t like it! Bring on the pecan pie flavored everything instead!

  • Emily September 24, 2015, 7:57 am

    I’m from Australia and the pumpkin/pumpkin spice thing is all over the Internet although we don’t really get into the pumpkin spice thing probably due to it being spring in the Southern Hemisphere Where I live (Tasmania) is generally quite cold most of the year and pumpkins themselves aren’t a novelty. Canned pumpkin purée also doesn’t exist here (only the fresh stuff). The pumpkin spice craze is something that sounds awesome though and I wish I could contribute

  • Heather September 24, 2015, 11:58 am

    Love you blog, hate your choice in chocolate. Please consider using Equal Exchanges cocoa powder instead of Hershey. Hershey gets most of its cocoa beans from the ivory coast where they enslave children and don’t pay a living wage. I am usually not so opinionated on blog posts, but fair trade is a big thing for me. You have a huge audience and can make a big impact. Thanks 🙂

    • Caitlin September 24, 2015, 12:09 pm

      Awesome, thanks for sharing this! I would love to try something else but there’s no other cocoa at my grocery store… I guess I will have to order online 🙂 Thanks for the brand rec!

  • Joy September 25, 2015, 8:36 am

    I like pumpkin seeds, but that’s all the pumpkin flavor I can handle, so I am definitely not a pumpkin person. Every year when everyone goes crazy for it, I quietly retreat. 🙂

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