Vegan White Chocolate Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

Happy Sunday, almost Monday morning!  Well, hey, at least you had fun this weekend, right?  What did you do?  I did yoga on Saturday, and it was awesome to find out that I am nearly finished with my 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, as I mentioned yesterday!   Sunday morning, I did some yoga at home, had Scott get lost with Skylar for 3 hours, and I ran around like a freak mommy on a mission! I was in 3rd Birthday Party Decorating, Shopping, and Organizing Mode!  I managed to hit CVS Pharmacy for a card and cute wrapping bag, the grocery store for some last minute eats and candy Sprinkles which are a party necessity, and Target for everything from Sesame Street books to a pink tutu.  Here’s a couple sneak peak pictures and I promise lots more birthday party pics tomorrow!

I flew home, got everything wrapped, house decked out in pink streamers, cupcakes with sprinkles ready, just in time for the Birthday Girl to walk in!  

And she loved every second of her party!!!  

I am really glad you enjoyed my Highlights of the Week Post, where I recapped everything from Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

to Greenery with Homemade Salad Dressing

Creamy Tahini Cesar-Inspired Dressing
Vegan Slaw Dressing

 to Mailbox Finds

 

To my Homemade high Raw Vegan Desserts:
Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

and No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

 But, it’s a new week and time for a new recipe!!! 

Remember when I made my Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups?

And Please, make the Peanut Butter Cups if you haven’t because they are sooo easy, seriously it will take you 10 minutes, and you’ll never buy a Reese’s again!
 

And while you’re at it, my high Raw Vegan Chocolate Turtles are a snap, too!

Anyway, I thought it was time to re-make and tweak my high Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Recipe using Vegan, Gluten-Free White Chocolate!

“White Chocolate” Bar by Organica

Don’t like store-bought?  Make your own!  Use Hannah Kaminsky’s Recipe.

Hannah also happens to be the Author of This Book: My Sweet Vegan which I previously reviewed and completely adore!  Stay Tuned for my spin on Vegan Fudge inspired from this book coming up soon…

Back to today’s recipe, If you’re not a vegan and don’t care about the vegan status of your white chocolate, just use Baker’s White Chocolate or something that catches your eye at the grocery.  $3 bucks or so for a large slab ‘o white.

Recipe & Directions for: Averie’s Vegan White Chocolate Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

The White Chocolate Outer Coating
1 c of white chocolate chips, chunks, or hunks (if using Baker’s Chocolate, about 10 squares)
Optional: 1/4 c dark chocolate (about 4 squares), see below

Chocolate Vanilla Peanut Butter Filling
1/3 c Peanut Butter (could also use Almond, Sunflower Seed, or Cashew Butter)
1 Tbsp Raw Cocoa Powder (if you don’t want to chocolate-ize your Nut Butter, then omit this)
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp Agave (Or use maple syrup or yacon syrup.  This is optional but you may find that after adding the cocoa powder to the PB that the PB becomes quite thick.   If you’re using Almond Butter or Sunflower Seed Butter for the filling which are naturally thinner and runnier than PB you may omit the additional liquid.  If you want it sweeter, add sugar or stevia.)
The Filling Recipe Yields 8 discs.  
Note:  This filling alone makes awesome snacks (more on this below)!  The cocoa powder turns the Peanut Butter into a dough-like consistency, without sticky PB-fingers!

First, I melted the White Chocolate

In the Microwave, 45 seconds, remove & stir.  

Then, 30 more seconds & Stir.  Watch chocolate in the micro like a hawk, checking every 10-15 seconds so you don’t scorch it!

Pour the White Chocolate into paper muffin liners

Let it Harden for 5 Minutes in the Fridge and get busy Creating the Filling.

The Filling-See Above for Amounts
Peanut Butter, Cocoa Powder

Agave, Vanilla Extract

Stir.  Tastes really divine as you now have chocolate peanut butter sweetened with a little agave and flavored lightly with vanilla.

Make disc shapes with the Filling

Mentioned Above but Bears Repeating!  This filling alone makes awesome snacks!  The cocoa powder turns the Peanut Butter into a dough-like consistency, without getting sticky PB-fingers! 

Fetch your Muffin Liners from the Fridge & Place the Discs into the Liners

Cover with more White Chocolate

And for those of you who Can’t Decide Between White or Dark Chocolate…
….melt some Dark Chocolate (Baker’s Chocolate, Semi-Sweet, vegan chocolate chips, other chocolate chips, whatever you enjoy)

And Cover the other half with Chocolate!

Refrigerate for 10 minutes to fully harden

After Refrigeration

Then, Unwrap an All White

The Center

Unwrap a Half White/Half Dark

The Center

Posing Together

I love the Ruffled Edges!

Showing their Middles

And Skylar wants In On The Act!

Devilish Grin that I Love!
Sticky Fingers, Mischievous Eyes!

Then I wrapped them up.  Guess who’s Getting these?

My Secret Valentine Is!!!
I signed up for Janetha’s Secret Valentine ExchangeI hope the recipient likes them!  And no, you can’t sign up now; the deadline has already passed, sorry!

Recent Greenery Included Raw Brock, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes, Carrots, and Brussels’s that I steamed for 1 minute in 1 inch of water in a microwave-safe bowl.  I am asked this frequently, so I am just repeating it for all my awesome newer readers! 

And dressed my Greenery with homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

And Dessert
….well, yes, a White

…And a Half-White/Half-Dark.

And The Birthday Girl (February 2 to be exact) had fun eye’ing them, too.

But she loved her birthday cupcakes.  Her first cupcake ever in life was eaten today.  Age 3.  She’s looking at it like it’s the holy grail of sugar and honestly, I was glad to give it to her to make her day exactly what she wanted as she’s been requesting cupcakes for the last few months!  My little vegetarian gobbles raw veggies better than most adults and you only live once, right!  And you’re only 3 once, live it up sweetie, I love you soooo much!!!!!!!!!!!  One day I hope you read this.  Love, Mom! xoxoxo

Yoga Today is Kukkutasana
Full lotus first, but be sure to warm up your Hips and pay attention to your hip opening, rather than just thinking this pose is about the knees, when entering full lotusThen, insert your arms through the holesThen lift off.   Lean Forward if you’re lifting off.  Lean Forward far more than you think you need to.  You need to bring your center of gravity forward or else your bootay is going to weigh you back and downward and you won’t achieve liftoff.  As I’ve mentioned before, these are poses to work towards; not feel bummed if you’re not there today.  And really just have fun with yoga!

Tip of the Day: My Yoga and Raw Vegan Foods Retreat!
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Be there and get your Om Shanti Shanti on while eating your weight in veggies.
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Questions:
Which PB Cup would you Grab: A White? or a White-n-Dark Combo? Or Both?! haha!
I loved both! 

I normally love my Chocolate Dark, but in the Spirit of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to do something White!  And that inner Filling!  Mmmm….PB, Cocoa Powder, Vanilla Extract, and Agave….what’s not to Love?

Next:
If you could receive something in the mail, up to $25 bucks, what would you like to receive?  And yes, I am sorta fishing for my Secret Valentine’s present in addition to the homemade goodies I’m sending.  Or would a big stash of homemade goodies from me be ok?

Next:
Valentine’s Day Plans!  Have any?  What are they?  Anyone just trying to get a date think that you’re getting engaged, getting married?  Or maybe you’re going out for dinner and hoping your date at least popped for some Godiva!  We will be doing precisely nothing.  Especially on a Sunday night with a 3 year old.  Romance would be someone other than me unloading the dishwasher.  Please all you young hot things, tell me what you have in store for the big V-Day!  I need to live vicariously…haha!


This Week Stay Tuned For Birthday Party Pics, a Mega Oats Post, and other good stuff…

   

65 Responses to “Vegan White Chocolate Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups”

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    Mandy — February 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Averie! Thanks for writing me, I was a little intimidated being comment number 40 something :) I have been by your blog so many times…gotta love veggies and yoga! I actually went to Coastal Carolina for 2 years in 95/96 then moved and finished college here in Charleston. We just moved back here from St.Thomas USVI, so I am actually loving having some like minded yogis and foodies to hang with. The yoga community here is starting to grow and grow, there are all kinds of choices, even a Bikram studio (which I have not tried yet). There are 3 other Studios with heat and more in most every discipline. (no Anusara yet though, much to my chagrin:( We even have a raw food resturant (expensive but fun) and lots of veggie options. So, while it's not San Diego, it's getting better!! It is actually a little over stimulating to me coming from to really contemplative years in St.T doing yoga on the porch everyday and eating LOTS of coconuts! Have a great day, Namaste, Mandy KIT

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    Bekah — February 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Yaaayy to whoever gets your secret bloggie valentine. *I still need to send mine!* aagh. Lucky for me I'm in the mecca of culinary schools right now and they have a mecca of goods all around so I'll have no issues in finding something to send. :)

    Whenever I used to make your pb cups I would use the mini muffin tins.. but it looks very tempting to make the big ones! those are ginormous!

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    Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen — February 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Well, I think my friends all thought I was weird to begin with, but now they are not only accepting, but they try to accommodate me/us with our food allergies and intolerances. Hummus is our favorite party food to take wherever we go! I am the only one in our group that does not eat meat, so I still get a lot of looks, but I think they are getting more and more interested in how I eat. Some of them are over weight, so I get asked a lot of questions about what I eat and how I prepare things. I like to think that I can help in some way with all the useless knowledge I have!

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    shannonmarie — February 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Sorry I haven't been around as much. We keep getting snow, which has made the school schedule off. Jacob has been home or going in late. When I have both kids to juggle, things get a bit crazy.

    Speaking of snow, we are getting 1 to 2 feet this weekend, so our Super Bowl plans include staying home. At least we get to spend time as a family.

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    Anonymous — February 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Ms. Averie, I have a question … can I use nooch to stand in for Parmsean cheese as a sprinkler/topper for whole grain noodles dressed in olive oil infused with garlic?

    P.S. Love your site!

    Stephanie

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    Adam — February 4, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I had an errand day too! And i managed to make it to TJ's as well :) I finally have some down time tonight after my exam today and i wil be making a version of those no-bakes you have up there… Hopefully successfully. I'll let you know how they turn out!! And as for my family… My mom is now a vegetarian and she has been for 3 years! :) I'm proud of her, but in no way "made" her switch or eat anything she didn't want to, i simply educated her on the benefits of an animal-free diet and she slowly converted! As for my father and sister, they don't live with me so it is harder to keep an eye on what they are putting into their systems, but i try my best to fill them in! :) Hopefully my bars turn out as good as yours look…

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    Katie — February 4, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    How is that I missed both blogger secret santa AND valentine?! I was so up on this last year!

    Some of the people I know eat the way I do, some don't. One thing we DO have in common: we all love food!

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    Audrey — February 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Whoever gets that package will be one lucky person!

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    Jessica Caneal — June 7, 2012 at 8:09 am

    How much of the chocolate do you pour into the cups at one time to get the top and the bottom even like that?

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — June 7th, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Saw your email, too. Replying here so others see it…but about 1 1/2 ounces per cup. Pour the bottom so it’s flat and covered fully in the liner. Chill and harden. Fill. Top with more chocolate until it’s even! Easy!

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