Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Happy Monday Bloggie Friends!  How are you today?  How was your weekend?  Mine was great!  Let me count the ways.  Some of the cool things included getting together with fellow blogger Madeline, like I mentioned I would be.  Here’s a few pics from our coffee outing.

Skylar with me today and 2 year olds generally last about 3.478 minutes in coffee shops.  Skylar lasted over an hour which was great, but Madeline was awesome with her and humored Skylar by drawing and playing along with Skylar’s “artwork”.

She even let Skylar try on her cool yellow shades.

Next time, it will be just the Adult Girls for maybe some shopping time, too.  Yay!  Girl time recharges my batteries, big time.  Madeline is an ultimate sweetheart, totally patient, and I love getting together my new local BFF!  Hugs, Sweetie!

During the rest of the weekend, I whipped up a few creative vegan chocolate treats, and taught yoga, which still has me grinning from ear to ear!  Tell me about how your weekend unfolded and what kinda trouble you got into stayed out of.

Thanks for the great feedback on enjoying my Weekly Highlights & Recap post that I did.  I’m glad you liked everything from Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls

To Kale Salads

To Raw Vegan Apple Crumble

And a big Congrats to the Winner of the $25 EcoStore USA Gift Certificate…Enjoy it, Sweetie!

But it’s a new week and time to start fresh, so here’s a few things I made this weekend…

Butterfinger Oats
1/3 c dry oats, 2/3 c water (could use almond milk but I didn’t have any open), and then added cinnamon, brown sugar, butterscotch chips, and a smashed mini-Butterfinger (we’re slowly making our way through the excess Halloween candy I purchased.  At this rate we should have it done by Halloween 2010.)

For one of our din-dins I took some of the never-ending bounty of potatoes that I bought on my TJ’s Grocery Haul and cut up some red potatoes + yukon golds, mini-carrots, doused with EVOO, S & P, 1 Tsp Ground Ginger(ginger is a great tenderizer and flavor booster)

Roasted at 400F for about 40 minutes

And served the roasted veggies along side a Hugh Jass Pea kinda Salad of greens, cukes, carrots, tomatoes, peppers with some of my Homemade High Raw Vegan Slaw Dressing

So after all those taters and green goodness, it was time for dessert.  Enter my newest, super easy, 3-ingredient (raw) vegan dessert.  No fancy appliances needed.  A spoon will do.  Curious?

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Averie’s (Raw if You Want) 3-Ingredient, 10-Minute Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Yields: 2 Peanut Butter Cups.  Intentionally a very small recipe, feel free to mass-produce.

1/2 cup melted chocolate (i.e. 2 Full-Size Squares of Melted Baker’s Brand Chocolate because it’s dairy-free, or melt 1/2 c Chocolate Chips, or a Cocoa Powder/Agave/Coconut Oil Mix)

2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter

1/2 Teaspoon Nutritional Yeast, optional

In a microwave-safe bowl melt the chocolate and spoon a thin chocolate layer into paper muffin liners (two). Allow chocolate to cool in the liners. While it is cooling, prepare the peanut butter and nutritional yeast mixture by stirring to combine it in a small bowl. If you don’t have nutritional yeast, omit it. It simply gives a slightly salty, cheezy, “gritty” and more authentic texture to the filling (similar to the Reese’s filling) but is not essential. Spoon the mixture on top of the cooled chocolate base layer. Melt additional chocolate and spoon melted chocolate over the top to completely cover the peanut butter. Allow cups to set up fully before eating, at least 5 to 10 minutes in the freezer if you are in a hurry.

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First, melt your chocolate (Raw Foodies, use whatever ratios of raw cocoa powder, agave, & coconut oil suits you to keep it raw).  I use the 45 seconds in the microwave trick and melted about 1/4 c worth, which is 1 Baker’s Chocolate Full-Sized Square. (You’ll melt the other square later).

Then, take paper muffin liners and Pour the Melted Chocolate in, just coating the bottom of the liners.

Mix up the Filling
2 Tbsp PB + 1/2 Tsp Nooch
Optional: Dash of Salt, Dash of Agave, Dash of Vanilla Extract.  This is to your taste and highly subjective, so do as you wish friends, but I think my version is quite Reese’s-like.

If you’re having a hard time getting your nooch well-incorporated into your PB, zap in the micro for 15 seconds.

I love how the nooch actually gives the PB that barely there, ever-so-slight chunky factor like the filling in Reese’s Cupsis.

Spoon the Filling into the now-hardened (or somewhat hardened) Chocolate Layer

Pour more Chocolate over the Top.  I melted up 1 more square now.

Transfer your cups carefully to a plate

Put them in the Fridge to Harden Fully

And look at how chilly & yummy that looks!

Unwrap & Notice the rippled or ruffled Reese’s-like edges.

I normally would just make teeth marks, but I used a knife to show you the inner workings of my Vegan PB Cups.

Kinda Highly Addictive.  But the fun stuff usually is.  Feel free to make a larger batch.  There are lots of pics, but the whole thing took less than 10 minutes of active cooking time.  You just have to let them firm up, and I bet that could happen in 15 minutes in the freezer.  So, you’re less than a half hour away from homemade vegan PB Cups!!  What are you waiting for?

They are rich, smooth, and even more satisfying because you made them yourself.  And, you can feel awesome knowing there are no yucky ingredients in them.  And did I mention the pretty rippled edges.  Love those.

Do you like peanut butter cups?

Have you ever made them at home?

 

   

89 Responses to “Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups”

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    babyvanilla — December 22, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Oh, I didn't know those cookies had molasses!
    Awesome, I love extra iron :)

    And I also learned you have a tatoo on your foot ;)

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    Anonymous — December 22, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    i learned that the cookies are crunchy, crispy, light, sweet.
    emily

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — December 22, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    I had no idea you could steam almond milk to make it into a foam! too cool

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    Jenny — December 22, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    hello you gorgeous thing! Just gunning for another entry :)

    I learned that nutridel cookies are made with a "touch of molasses" **ohhh, ahhh**

    oh, and I learned that you are gorgeous.. but I already knew that :)

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    Michal — December 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I love how these cookies are so healthy and full of the good stuff. It doesnt even seem like its a cookie hehe :) Just grabbing another entry.

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    Nutritious is Delicious — December 23, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    A new coffeee machine! Ohhh…a new toy!! ;)

    I must sink my teeth into those thin, crispy cookies!

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    Laura E — December 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I really want to try these cookies! I learned that you think they're the perfect vegan cookies and they're sweetened with molasses.

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    marla (Family Fresh Cooking) — December 25, 2009 at 2:54 am

    U said crunchy, sweet, light and crispy….what more could a girl need! I want to add some raw foods to my diet, these would be a fun, satisfying treat.

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    Kelsey — March 8, 2010 at 1:26 am

    my favorite drink is an americano!!

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    Krista — March 8, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I love green tea lattes…hot or cold, I'm not pickey. :)

    And I <3 Lulu!

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    Jenna Z — March 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Fav drink=lemonade, real lemons+water+sugar lemonade!

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    Mary — March 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    My fav 'treat' drink = nonfat pepermint mocha!

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    Dianna — March 9, 2010 at 4:41 am

    absolute favorite drink in the world is a cup of salted caramel hot chocolate!

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    College: Raw — March 10, 2010 at 2:25 am

    My favorite drink is chamomile tea with nothing in it. Simple, yet so tasty.

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    cstironkat — March 10, 2010 at 4:02 am

    I like hot chocolate with marshmellows.

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — March 11, 2010 at 1:53 am

    My favorite drink is herbal tea. Of course, I love spinach-carrot juice and green smoothies, too. :-D

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    Martha — January 22, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I cannot believe how authentic your peanut butter cups taste. I have been trying for over a year to create a pb cup that will satisfy my craving for Reese’s. Thank you so much for sharing .

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    Heather — March 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I have to first say I made your peanut butter coconut oil protein bars tonight and they were delicious! Now to answer your questions……to say something or not say something to the butts…..I have often said to someone who I see littering ( which I can’t stand) “I think you dropped something” it takes them off guard instead of coming off grumpy. For the other question, I have often seen parents grab or yell at a child in public and I too find it a terrible way to treat a child. I have not found the right thing to say without sounding like I’m in there business so I just stop and stare because basically they are attracting attention to themselves. I did this once and before you know it there were other people doing the same. Keep up the great posts.
    Heather

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — March 27th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      Wow, this post is almost 3 years old and when I read your comment I was like, huh?! But now I remember posting about the butts :) lol

      And I am glad you enjoyed the protein bars!

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    Mitch — July 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I’m doing this right now!

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