In just a few days it will be Halloween, and you know what that means…candy, candy, candy. And that can be tricky for a family with kiddos that have food allergies. There are a few kinds of candy that I can buy at Whole Foods that are safe…vegan dark chocolate, and Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups are dairy free, but that candy is expensive! And while I do buy a little bit of it so I have something to put it my son’s treat bag, I love making homemade peanut butter cups, too. These are so rich and delicious, and sooooo super easy! I whipped up a batch today, and we tried them out this afternoon. This is the first time I added flax seed, and you can’t taste it at all. I think the flax seed is more for me…I feel like it’s a little healthier that way, haha.
Vegan Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.
- 1/2 pkg. dairy free chocolate chips – I like the Enjoy Life Brand
- 1/2 cup peanut butter – I like Jif Natural
- 1 Tablespoon ground golden flax seed
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
- pinch salt
Line a mini muffin tin with paper candy cups (or they might be called mini muffin cups).
Place the dairy free chocolate chips in a glass bowl and microwave for one minute. Stir, and if they are not fully melted, microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until they are smooth and melted.
With a spoon, drizzle some melted chocolate in the paper candy cups. Take the spoon and spread a little bit up on the sides of the paper liner as well. Put the mini muffin tin in the fridge so the chocolate hardens, about 10 or 15 minutes.
Put the peanut butter in a separate bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds so it softens. Remove from microwave and stir in ground flax seed and confectioner’s sugar, mixing until well combined.
Remove the muffin tin from the fridge and put a small spoonful of the peanut butter mixture in each liner. Flatten slightly with the spoon.
Put a spoonful of the remaining chocolate over each peanut butter filled cup. Make sure it totally covers the top of the peanut butter.
Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm, about 20-30 minutes. When serving, you may want to take them out of the fridge for about ten minutes so the chocolate isn’t too hard to eat.
What’s your favorite Halloween candy?
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