Apr 19, 2013

Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Instead of a recipe round-up this week, Friday Foodie Finds style, I have a recipe that I made up just for y'all!



And, um, my crazy chocolate sweet tooth...



But seriously, two new recipes in a week - whaaaaat?

These chocolate peanut butter cups are healthy, natural, made of just a few ingredients, and are 100% vegan to boot!



And they're just ridiculously delicious. So that's pretty awesome.

Join me for:

You can whip them up in five minutes (less if it's hot out and your coconut oil is already melted) and they are ready to eat after an hour in the freezer.



Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate -
* 1/3 c. coconut oil (I used Tropical Traditions), melted
* 0.5 c. unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's baking)
* 3/4 c. Cane Sugar (I used Alter Eco Organic Mascobado Cane Sugar)
* 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Filling -
* 1/3 c. creamy peanut butter (I used Earth Balance)
* 8 Ritz Crackers, crushed
* 1/4 c. Cane Sugar (I used Alter Eco Organic Mascobado Cane Sugar)

1) Mix all of the chocolate ingredients together in a medium bowl.

2) Distribute 2/3 of the mixture among 7 cupcake liner-lined cupcake/muffin cups.

The finished chocolates, after freezing

3) Mix the peanut butter filling ingredients together in a small bowl.

4) Distribute the peanut butter filling between the seven cups. Smooth it out over the chocolate layer.

5) Fill the rest of the each cup with the remaining chocolate mixture.

6) Cover and freeze for approximately an hour, until hardened.



ENJOY!!


You can store the chocolates (if any are left) in the fridge or, even better, the freezer.

I'm not sure how long they last in there, because mine were all gone within three days. 


Yum!

Have you ever made your own chocolate? This was my first time, as I'd always been intimidated by the idea before. It sounds way tougher to make chocolate than it really is!

What's one recipe that intimidates you, but you want to try?

What's your favorite kind of chocolate?

9 comments:

  1. Just wanted to say that today is the first time seeing your blog, and I absolutely adore it! You're not the only one with a vicious sweet tooth, sista :) looking forward to more!

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    1. Thanks! I'd rather think about/eat chocolate than think about the fact that my city is on lockdown. So sad :(

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  2. Whaaat? I just made peanut&almond butter cups for first time! I am planning to post them on blog too, but I swear I'm not copying you, haha :')

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  3. Yum! Thanks for another delicious recipe, girly!

    I'm always intimidated by recipes that include yeast. I've conquered a few different breads and making homemade pretzels but, other than that, I typically stay away from it. I really want to try making homemade bagels and cinnamon rolls though!

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  4. These look and sound amazing. Peanut butter cups are one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. These look gorgeous! Ritz crackers? I've not had those since I was a kid. I don't really buy crackers anymore, I wonder if it would work without them as I prefer unprocessed everything. Thank you for sharing this with Healthy Vegan Fridays. Check back on Friday to see if you were one of the Top 3! We hope to see you again this week. You can submit a post from Friday to end of Tuesday:
    http://www.greenthickies.com/healthy-vegan-fridays

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  6. Hey girl! This was the most popular post on Healthy Vegan Friday this week! Congrats :) Make sure to check out this week's post and hopefully we'll see you back soon!

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  7. Yummy recipe! After my riding I always feel like eating sweet food!

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  8. are they really healthy with a cup of sugar? and isn't cocoa powder made with added milk?

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