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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

by Kortney Campbell on January 27, 2012

Vegan Peanut Butter CupsWhen I  was growing up my sweet treat of choice was always Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. As I got older I started shying away from the sweetness milk chocolate in favor of more rich dark chocolate. As I got wiser I started reading the back of packages and the long lists of ingredients. Reese’s have 15 ingredients and, of course they are not vegan.

We decided to whip up a batch of peanut butter cups Vegan Housewives style. These babies only have 4 ingredients, are vegan, and are not super sweet like their milk chocolate counterpart. Since there is only 4 ingredients it’s a pretty simple recipe, the trickiest part is filling the cupcake liners. Have no fear, we took some step by step pictures of the process for you!

What You Need:

Peanutbutter cup recipe

Directions:

  1. In a glass bowl melt 2 cups of morsels and 2 tsp of coconut oil in the microwave
  2. While the chocolate is melting- mix the powdered sugar, peanut butter and 1/8 cup or coconut oil together. *I find it easiest to mix it with my hands.Cupcake Tin
  3. Place cupcake liners into muffin tins.
  4. Make a piping bag for the peanut butter filling by placing a freezer sized plastic bag into a big cup with a bottom corner at the bottom.Peanut butter Vegan Reeses
  5. Pour peanut butter filling into the bag and twist the top, pushing the filling towards the corner.
  6. Cut a hole in the corner to squeeze the mixture out of.Vegan Reese Cup Directions
  7. Spread about a Tbs of chocolate into the bottom of the liners.
  8. Squeeze the peanut butter mixture onto the chocolate; don’t worry if it isn’t in perfect circle.
  9. If your remaining chocolate has cooled down quite a bit, heat it up for a few seconds then pour about a Tbs of the warm chocolate over the peanut butter and smooth it out with a spoon, spatula or finger. *The warm chocolate will help melt the peanut butter mixture a bit and get it all to lay nicely.
  10. Refrigerate until set.Vegan PB Cup
  11. To make them extra pretty, cut the wrapping around the top of the chocolate.

Now try your hardest not to eat the whole batch, but we won’t judge you if you do!  These could also be good with different nut butters or a chunky variety.  Try playing around and tell up what you think!

What’s your favorite candy?

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

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    Deanna January 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Housewives…. yummy, these are sooooo good. I actually like these better than the Reese’s cups. I am a big milk chocolate fan but I must say in all honestly that the dark chocolate homemade version is much better. Thank you ladies.

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    Deanna January 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    My favorite candy bars are 100,ooo grand and kitkat and Mounds. Chocolate Coconut or Chocolate Caramel is my favorite candy combo’s. How about a receipe for something like that ladies?

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    Rachel January 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Those look delicious! When are you going to post your cupcake recipe?!

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    VeganHousewives January 28, 2012 at 11:17 am

    We actually have a fun cupcake recipe coming up soon!

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    Amanda Rupe April 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I am making it for the second time now. It would be helpful to have the expected yield for the recipe listed. I am making these for a group and not sure if one batch will do it. Also, I found some mini baking cups at the local super market that make them just the right size without having to cup the liner. Thanks again, and I’ll look forward to trying your vegan delights in the future.

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    VeganHousewives May 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Hey Amanda, we make them in all different shapes & sizes dependent on the occasion, so we left the yielding up to the new creator. We’ve had them bite-size & full out cupcake size – you can’t go wrong with vegan reeses cups!

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    Sia May 8, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Hi These look delicious but isn’t 1/8 cup plus 2 tablespoons = 1/4 cup?

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    VeganHousewives May 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hahahahah yes!! Sorry about that! We usually “wing it” in the kitchen & when 1/8 cup wasn’t enough, we just added 2 tablespoons :)

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