Large Peanut Butter Cups
Updated: May 14, 2022
Serving size: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cool down time: 5-20 minutes
FREE OF: gluten, dairy, tomato, coconut, seeds, fish, soy, cauliflower, nut option (see "alternatives"), animal product free (aka vegan!)
1 Cup of Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup dairy free butter
1 3/4 Cup powdered sugar (or use your best judgement)
1 Tsp. vanilla
5 Cups semi sweet chocolate chips
(optional) sea salt flakes
In a small mixing bowl mix together peanut butter, vanilla, butter, powdered sugar (add sea salt after all is mixed if you're adding)
Take your mini silicone cupcake pan and with a small spoon spread it all around the bottom and sides
Let chocolate cool in the fridge for 5 minutes
Use a small spoon to fill the middle of the cups
Us a spoon and cover all the tops with chocolate, make sure to bang it gently so it fills any air bubbles
If there seems to be any dips/holes anywhere, fill them with chocolate
Let cool in a cool place (for 20 minutes) or in the fridge for 5 minutes
If you need a nut alternative, our favorite is sunflower seed butter. There's also any kind of nut alternative like macadamia, cashew, almond, etc. There's also oat butter now.
Story behind the recipe:
Peanut butter cups are one of the most addicting snack/desserts on the planet. You can't just have one, it never works. You go in thinking, 'oh I'll just have like 2 or 3' and then you look down and suddenly you've either eaten half of the container or all of it and you have no idea what happened and you still don't want to stop. Something about the sweet, salty, savory, creaminess and soft chocolate crunch that just makes it so you can't stop.
So instead of spending a fortune on buying peanut butter cups because you know you're gonna eat the whole dang thing anyways, why not make your own for cheaper. Plus now you get to make them how YOU want to make them. You wanna make them a little more healthy? Cut the sugar down a bit. Feeling like having some crunch? Use chunky peanut butter. Don't like the super sweet chocolate with the sweet inside? Use dark chocolate! The list goes on.
You can easily make several batches quickly so that way you don't have to keep spending a fortune or you don't have to feel so guilty, or you don't have to keep running to the store. That was Allergy Girl's plan with this. There's really only 1 or 2 allergy friendly options for peanut butter cups and the ones that are available to her are like $8.99 for a SMALL bag. SMALLLLLLL bag. Whyyyyy should you have to pay such a fortune for something you could literally eat in one sitting and still wish you had more of? You shouldn't. So make your own. :)