With the holidays sneaking up on us, I wanted to share these little gems with you. Because if you’re not making homemade eggnog (which, can I just say that you really should be?!), pumpkin hazelnut butter cups make a sweet little host or hostess gift. Pumpkin-themed, they’re also perfect for Thanksgiving. (Hi US friends! I’ve been thinking about you!) Just wrap them in a beautiful box or tin as a thoughtful and special way to give thanks. If you’re the host on the other hand, go the extra mile and send your guests home with a trio of their very own pumpkin hazelnut butter cups wrapped in something pretty. You will forever be known as the best host in the books!
Alternatively, if you’re not feeling pie this year (or even if you are), you can make these instead of (or in addition to) the classic pumpkin pie. Or, put your leftover wizardry to the test and puree leftover squash or pumpkin from your celebrations and get right to making this nut butter as soon as is possible. Or–back to Christmas/December holidays–, keep them in-house and add them as a statement piece to your holiday cookie platter. Lastly, if you want to join in on the #notasaddesklunch club, tuck these in and enjoy a little weekday, afternoon sparkle.
Wherever you may be and whatever celebrations you choose to take part in, the pumpkin hazelnut butter cups make a stellar contribution! They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year for a reason. For the full recipe, head on over to my other blog, BAKED.