I’m going to warning you upfront – this is dangerous, but here goes… you can make your own peanut butter cups at home. Yep. Who knew? And, what’s more – they are EASY to make. And to raise up the warning level just a smidge further, they are seriously BETTER than Reese’s cups. Seriously. I mean it.
As far as sweets go, peanut butter and chocolate is pretty much my all-time favorite combo – maybe it’s yours, too! So when I was invited to a dinner party with some friends who are Vegan, I decided I would look for a Vegan dessert to make, figuring vegan dark chocolate should be easy to find. There are some vegan brands, but checking a few labels, I found that the Extra Dark (63% Cacao) Guittard Chocolate contains no animal products, so I went with that.
And, I really wanted to come close to the filling in a Reese’s cup. It has that ever-so-slight crunch, slightly sweet roasted peanut butter and slightly salty. I have to say, this recipe totally rises to the occasion! A perfect filling for that rich bittersweet chocolate.
So give it a try! It’s easy and fantastic! But don’t say I didn’t warn you! Enjoy!