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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Posted on September 1, 2010 | 3 Comments

Watch out, Reese’s, this vegan recipe for chocolate peanut butter cups is outstanding! These peanut butter cups made from scratch pack together the great flavors of real peanut butter and quality chocolate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Ghirardelli premium semi-sweet baking chips, unlike Nestle and the store brands, use cocoa butter instead of butterfat or milk fat. Of course you can use carob chips if you’ve got those handy, but we found the carob flavor pretty overwhelming in our carob test batch.

Ingredients (12 peanut butter cups)
1/2 cup Earth Balance butter substitute
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (preferably unsweetened)
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup vegan granulated sugar
1 cup Ghirardelli premium semi-sweet baking chocolate chips
1/4 cup almond, soy or rice milk
1/4 cup chopped pecans, almonds or peanuts

Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

Melt the butter substitute in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the graham cracker crumbs and remove from heat. Stir in the peanut butter and sugar, mix well. Evenly divide the mixture among the 12 paper cups, about 2 tablespoons each.

In another saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and milk and stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted. Spoon the mixture over each individual peanut butter cup evenly, and top with chopped nuts. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

My wife is currently dairy-free for baby, which is guiding our sweet treat selection down new paths – I’m loving it! Oh, be careful if you decide to taste the peanut butter, butter, sugar and graham cracker mixture… it’s addictive.

This recipe was adapted from The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone.


3 Responses to “Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups”

  1. Thank dog it’s Friday Food! » V for Vegan:
    November 5th, 2010 @ 10:12 am

    […] Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Inspired Eats […]

  2. Adventures In Dairy Free Cooking « Island Mom
    March 27th, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    […] find any reasonable priced dairy free chocolate I decided to make my own. I’ve mixed together these two recipes and started making them last night after we got the kids down for bed. The chocolate […]

  3. Julie Mason
    November 14th, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Yum! Made these this afternoon… ate a couple this evening… and it’s taking all of my willpower to not finish them off tonight. Love how simple the recipe is for such a delicious treat!

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