I have wanted to make vegan peanut butter cups for some time. As a child, I would trade my Halloween candy until I had as many Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as I could possibly have. As the oldest of 5, the bargaining power was in my advantage and I was able to get quite a few. As an adult, I have no taste for bad chocolate. I had a Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup at work recently and was struck by how different the chocolate tasted from the chocolate I love now.
Not wanting to give up on the tasty combination of peanut butter and chocolate, I decided to make some vegan peanut butter cups with high quality chocolate. The peanut butter cups were both easy to make and an addictive treat!
I froze them in order to get them to hold their mold, but I let them sit out for a bit before I ate them so they would be a little softer. They are also good completely frozen as an ice cream like dessert. The vegan peanut butter cups pair well with a cup of tea. I added a little salt on top to give them a sweet and salty combination. It really took them to the next level. A sophisticated, foodie, vegan peanut butter cup! The chocolate I bought is also fair trade, one more point for the vegan peanut butter cups!