Unfortunately, most of the popular brands of chocolate candy in the grocery store aren't vegan. Many contain milk and other non-vegan ingredients.
Since Halloween is fast approaching, I've decided to veganize some of those popular candies. Even if you don't partake in the Halloween festivities, you can still have fun making your own sweet treats right at home.
You only need 4 ingredients to make this chocolate & peanut butter deliciousness - Coconut oil, cocoa powder, agave nectar, and peanut butter.
Very important: You must use unrefined or "raw" coconut oil in this recipe. If you don't, your peanut butter cups will be an oily mess. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why I couldn't get this simple recipe together, then realized it was all because of the coconut oil. *shaking my head*
Also, be sure to store in the refrigerator until you're ready to eat because the candy will melt at room temperature.
All three kids agreed this candy is a winner and even asked me to make it again. I guess all the candy they ate while I experimented wasn't good enough. lol I love my little guinea pigs. :-)
If you try this recipe, please update me and let me know what you think.
Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
Ingredients (7-8 cups)
- 3/4 cup UNREFINED coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup cocoa or cacao powder
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (I use an organic peanut butter with sugar already added)
In a bowl, whisk together coconut oil, cocoa powder and agave nectar.
Put cupcake liners into a freezer safe dish. Spoon 2 tbsp of the chocolate mixture into each liner.
Freeze uncovered for 10 minutes.
Afterwards, spread the peanut butter on top of each chocolate piece.
Then spoon 2 tbsp of chocolate sauce on top of each cupcake liner and freeze for 10 additional minutes.
Refrigerate until ready to eat.
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Song playing while I uncooked.....