If you don’t know already, I’m peanut butter obsessed. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t start drooling when they see creamy, rich and perfectly sweet peanut butter cups sitting right there in front of them- only crazy people don’t (or people with peanut allergies). Which is why I created these easy vegan peanut butter cups, so you can always have a stock of them in your freezer!
peanut butter lovers
Growing up in the Browne household, one thing was clear very early on, there was no room for any peanut allergies in that household. My dad starts every morning with a “Browne Fold”. Let me explain. Toast + peanut butter + honey. You s
It’s not rocket science, but that is my dad’s breakfast every morning and has been since I can remember. My dad’s brother, my uncle, eats Browne Folds too- maybe not as religiously as my dad but it’s definitely a family trait. Now, I don’t eat Browne Folds every morning but I do have the peanut butter lovers gene for sure. And what goes better with peanut butter than chocolate (my dad would obviously say honey- but I can’t please everyone…).
how to assemble these vegan peanut butter cups
These mini peanut butter cups are actually quite easy to make. If you break it down into a few steps you’re looking at about a timeframe of 25 minutes. If you are making your own coconut butter, start there as that takes about 8 minutes to make. While that is whirling around in the food processor start to melt the chocolate and coconut oil over low heat. Basically, you add some of the chocolate to mini cup liners and pop that in the freezer for a few minutes. Then you combine the ingredients for the filling batter. My favourite organic peanut butter to dig into is the Nuts to You brand (not sponsored, just a big fan). The peanut butter is the star of the delicious, mouthwatering filling. Then you start assembling your cups. Add the batter to the frozen chocolate. Freeze. Then add a chocolate coat on top. sprinkle with sea salt. Freeze. Very easy. Very much worth the freezer wait time. And the end result is some drool-worthy vegan peanut butter cups.
here are some reasons why I love these vegan peanut butter cups, so listen up!
- I created these healthy peanut butter cups with coconut butter in them too, just to add some more creaminess to them. The coconut butter complements the peanut butter perfectly by adding a little sweetness and smoothness to the filling.
- These mini peanut butter cups are Picky Husband Approved, decadent, and so satisfying but a word of caution: it’s hard to stop at one.
- They are mini, so that means you can eat at least 5 right? But in all seriousness, because they are mini they actually make for the perfect snack. You get to satisfy a sweet craving without going overboard with portions. Plus, mini things are just cuter.
Needless to say, if you are anything like us Brownes’, you will love this peanut butter cup recipe. These cups are a cinch to make, they are sweet-tooth satisfying and they are the perfect dessert to have already made in the freezer for when a chocolate craving hits you hard!