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vegan peanut butter cups_hot for food

easy vegan peanut butter cups

Anyone can make these ridiculously easy peanut butter cups that have only 2 ingredients! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, peanut butter, peanut butter cups
Prep Time 25 minutes
refrigerate 40 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Author Lauren Toyota

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or use a silicon muffin tray.
  2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips until silky smooth. Put 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of the muffin liners and then spread it out evenly with your finger or a spoon. Refrigerate this for 10 minutes.

  3. Take 1 teaspoon of peanut butter and put that on top of the hardened chocolate. Don't spread this out with your finger as it will settle itself and stay mostly in the centre. Refrigerate this for 10 minutes.

  4. If your chocolate has become sludgier while you were waiting, put it back on the double boiler quickly to re-melt it. Then take 1 to 2 teaspoons more of melted chocolate and put that on top of the peanut butter. The peanut butter won't be super hard, but it will hold up for the rest of this process. If you're rushed, you don't necessarily have to put the peanut butter part in the fridge again.

  5. You can push the melted chocolate into the sides a bit with your teaspoon to ensure it runs down the sides to cover the peanut butter. This won't necessarily happen, especially if you don't refrigerate the peanut butter part, but I don't mind them looking a little rustic and oozy anyway.

  6. Smooth the top of the cups if you desire, but they might just settle nicely on their own. Refrigerate this for at least 20 minutes before serving. 

Recipe Notes

I used Earth Balance Creamy Coconut & Peanut Spread which is sweetened with agave nectar. Using a natural peanut butter and adding your own sweetener would work as well, or just use it on its own too. Store in these fridge in an airtight container or at room temperature, if you want softer cups.