Decadent, rich, and dairy free, these vegan peanut butter cups are even better than the store-bought version!
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!
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 vegan peanut butter cups, too.
Vegan peanut butter cups 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 meal, and you can’t taste it at all. I love to sneak a little bit of flax seed into my kiddos when I can.
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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups.
Way better than the packaged version, these vegan peanut butter cups are dairy free and gluten free.
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.
You can customize these vegan peanut butter cups. Feel free to:
- use almond butter or another nut butter
- use sunbutter if you’d like to make these nut free
- use crunchy peanut butter
- sprinkle some sea salt flakes on top
What’s your favorite Halloween candy?