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chocolate peanut butter cups

This is the first recipe you have to try! If you think that vegan recipes can’t be amazing, this will prove you wrong. They are insane! Before I went veggie, I was a major Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup addict. I was so sad when I thought I would have to give them up forever. Regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are obviously not great for you, but these veg ones aren’t nearly as bad. If you are looking to lose weight, or you are a superhero, don’t have these every day….but having them every once in awhile will make you soooo happy. Not concerned about weight?! Enjoy these a few days a week. If you are a flirt or a full-on vegan, go nuts! Let them replace your naughty desserts. Bottom line is, make them….try them. I dare you not to love them!

135 min cook | 12 servings | 15 min prep

Diet Categories:
  • Flirt
Ingredient Restrictions:
  • Soy Free

Ingredients

  • Earth Balance butter 0.5 cup
  • crunchy peanut butter (preferably unsweetened and unsalted) 0.75 cup
  • graham cracker crumbs or 10 graham cracker squares 0.75 cup
  • maple sugar or other granulated sweetener 0.25 cup
  • grain-sweetened
  • nondairy chocolate or carob chips 1 cup
  • soy
  • rice
  • or nut milk 0.25 cup
  • chopped pecans
  • almonds
  • or peanuts 0.25 cup

Directions

  1. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. (If You Care makes unbleached liners made from recycled paper.)
  2. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Stir in the peanut butter
  5. graham cracker crumbs
  6. and maple sugar and mix well.
  7. Remove the mixture from the heat.
  8. Evenly divide the mixture
  9. approximately 2 tablespoons per cup
  10. among the muffin cups.
  11. Combine the chocolate and milk in another pan.
  12. Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted.
  13. Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
  14. Top with chopped nuts.
  15. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving.
  16. They are great soft
  17. but even better a little firmer!

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  • Rachel

    These look yummy. What is the fifth ingredient, “grain-sweetened”?

    • Julia

      the bullets are just misplaced in this:

      “grain-sweetened nondairy chocolate or carob chips 1 cup”

      “soy, rice or nut milk 0.25 cup”

      “chopped pecans almonds or peanuts 0.25 cup”

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  • Christina Corazza

    How many calories are in them??

  • http://thewhitegiftbag.wordpress.com Christina

    They are so good! I love them. I tried the recipe and here’s the result: http://thewhitegiftbag.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/chocolate-peanut-butter-cups-engl/
    I’ve made them 3 times now already 😀 They’re great even if you’re not vegan.

  • Sue

    Not all of the Earth Balance products are soy free, don’t forget to read labels and this recipe also calls for soy milk even though the ingredient restrictions say “soy free”.

  • Rosemary Wilson

    I wish more of these recipes were gluten free. Maybe Alicia can put out a cook book for GF vegans next time

    • Wendy Stumpf

      A Kind Life GF version & book would be awesome! I made these GF myself by replacing graham crackers with my own almond meal I grind in my coffee grinder. Super quick, easy and tastes amazing!

  • Mary-Lou Whitaker

    GF may be everywhere as you say, but usually mostly in packaged NOT GOOD products. There are probably more vegan recipes available than GF………The only problem I have is finding vegan recipes WITHOUT the gluten, easy to find either of them separately but NOT combined… so, I’m certain this is what Rosemary Wilson was referring too. I agree one hundred percent!!! People who have to eat GF should also have the option of being vegans!!! It is the most challenging and hardest part of trying to eat vegan… almost everything is not GF! and I also have to go Corn free… this isn’t easy!

  • Wendy Stumpf

    I make these but tweak the recipe for my own needs. Instead of Graham Crackers I use freshly ground almond meal that I make myself. It is soooo good! And does the same thing as the graham crackers would. Plus, they’re a big hit when I make them, everybody enjoys them!

  • Wendy Stumpf

    I make these but tweak the recipe for my GF own needs. Instead of Graham Crackers, I use freshly ground almond meal that I grind/make myself. It is soooo good! And does the same thing as the graham crackers would. Plus, they’re a big hit when I make them, everybody enjoys them!