Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
I’m feeling hugely inspired after the two day raw food immersion course at The Wild Food Cafe I went on this weekend.
I learnt lots and met tons of lovely people and most excitingly learnt how to create some new delicious desserts like raw chocolates and cheesecakes. I’ll be sharing and making my own versions soon!
In the meantime here’s my simple vegan peanut butter cups, a treat with literally just three ingredients and a dollop of nut butter. They taste so good and are completely free from refined sugar and dairy.
These pretty little peanut butter cups look more complicated to make than they actually are, all you need to do is slowly melt some coconut oil with raw cacao (or cocoa if you prefer) and add to cupcake cases – see below.
You don’t need to use peanut butter as other nut butters just as well. I also love using almond butter filling as it’s delicious. However as I’m addicted to peanut butter I used it this time.
I hope you love these as much as I do! Would love to hear what you think.
- ½ cup of raw cacao
- ½ cup of raw organic coconut oil
- 3 tbsp of brown rice syrup/maple syrup/honey (taste and if its not sweet enough for you add another tbsp)
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- 1 tsp peanut butter per cup (I like Meridian)
- Melt half the coconut oil in a saucepan on a really low heat and then add half the cacao. Mix well to combine then add half of the sweetener. Mix well. Add a pinch of salt (optional).
- Pour the mixture into cup cake cases (quarter way up). Place them on a baking tray and pop into the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
- Take out of the freezer and spoon a teaspoon of peanut butter into the centre of each.
- Add the remaining coconut oil to a saucepan and melt slowly, add in the cacao and mix well then add in the sweetener and mix to combine. Add a pinch of salt (optional).
- Pour the mixture onto the top of the cups and then pop into the freezer to firm up (this should take around 10 minutes).
- They can be kept in the freezer for about a week (they will be very hard when first removed from the freezer so let them warm up a little before eating).