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Peanut Butter Cups

What you need: 

1-1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter, reduced fat and creamy
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar

What you do: 

1. Cut the top half of the muffin cups to where they are about half the original height for 12 paper muffin cups.
2. Microwave the chocolate chips for about 2 minutes at 50% power in a glass or microwaveable bowl. Stir until creamy, you might need to microwave them a little more. Make sure you do not overcook them. Using a spoon or new paint brush spread the chocolate evenly within the muffin cups making sure you fill the crevices on the sides. Place the coated muffin cups in the freezer until the chocolate hardens.
3. In a bowl, combine the peanut butter and salt, then fold in the powdered vegan sugar. Microwave the mixture for 1 minute. Stir and allow to cool.
4. Spoon the peanut butter into the chocolate cups leaving a little room for the top layer of chocolate. You have the option of putting the top layer of chocolate on now or after the peanut butter has hardened in the freezer. Both ways work just as well in my opinion.
5. Place the cups in the freezer and wait an hour (or as long as you can).

Preparation Time: 
1 hour; Cooking time: 3 minutes
Cooking Time: 
3 minutes
Servings: 
12
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Do not use splenda or any fake sweetener! It is poison and I am not exaggerating at all. If you do use it, at least do proper research first so that you're informed. Look for sources othvver than those that make it, as they are biased. BE INFORMED!

I totally agree, being a bit of a conspiracy lover I have heard about Splenda and other artificial sweeteners. They are totally dodgy, I'll never touch the stuff.

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Do not use splenda or any fake sweetener! It is poison and I am not exaggerating at all. If you do use it, at least do proper research first so that you're informed. Look for sources othvver than those that make it, as they are biased. BE INFORMED!

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You could always use splenda or some typ of fake sweatener, which disolve soon as they hit a substance

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I love these...Easiest recipe and so fun to make....Yaaay i used to love reeses, but these are way better! :)

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Oh yeah, forgot to say, I didn't have any chocolate chips so I just used semi-sweet baking chocolate (that's, yes, vegan) and I don't have creamy peanut butter just ... well idk it's almost creamy but there are teeny tiny pieces of peanuts in it, but it came out deeelish. I did have to make 1 1/2 cups of the peanut butter mixture to fill all of the cups though.

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This is bomb! Perfect for my Halloween craving, thank you thank you thank you!

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I used a silicone mini-cupcake tray as well, and it worked perfectly. I added 1tsp earth balance to the chocolate, which did help, but I had a lot of trouble getting it to the right consistency so it was always kind of firm. It kind of worked out for the better as it was very easy to mush into the cups. I managed to get it a lot more fluid for the tops. I couldn't find reduced fat peanut butter, so I poured the oil off the top of a normal jar instead, and it worked just fine. I wanted to use turbinado, and didn't feel like grinding it, so the peanut butter definitely had that crunchy sugar thing going on, but it tastes great so whatever. If I were making them for someone used to eating regular peanut butter cups, I would use powdered sugar or finely ground sugar. These are really great. I hadn't had peanut butter cups in something like three and a half years(since I moved away from my lovely vegan bakery). Thanks for the inspiration!

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wow, these were amazing. congrats on a superb recipe. :)

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These came out so0o0o good! everyone at worked loved them and I did too ;D. I used a silicon star shaped tray for them and got 6 giant cups out of the mix. Using a silicon tray makes getting them out a lot easier.

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These were delicious.  I made a batch and took them with me to a club meeting on campus, and they went over really well with everyone, vegans and omnis alike.  I did cut the cupcake liners in half, which was a good decision - they were rich enough that larger would *not* have been better, and I don't think I would have had enough chocolate.  As it was, however, I made 14 cups.  Now I just need to find a cheaper source of vegan dark chocolate, so I can make these again...

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