Monday, May 23, 2011

((guest post)) peanut butter cups: vegan recipe by dianapantz


hey everybody!
i'm diana and i run an etsy shop full of fun baby items, market totes, photos and hand-knit items.
i also blog over here. i post about daily life, being a bike commuter, vegan living and my journey as a crafter building a business from the bottom up.
im very nice, i love the library and i always bring my own bag to the store.
come over and be my friend!


today, i have one of my FAVORITE vegan treats to share with you.
[and for all of you dairy lovers ; keep reading! i promise you will LOVE these!!]

chocolate peanut butter cups :
[from the kind diet, by alicia silverstone]

you'll need :
1/2 cup vegan butter [LOVE earth balance]
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup graham crackers crumbs [about 10 cracker squares]
1/4 cup maple sugar or other granulated sweetener [i used agave]
1 cup grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate chips [you can use semi-sweet, or dark chocolate if you have them on hand]
1/4 cup soy, rice or nut milk
1/4 cup chopped pecans, almonds or peanuts [optional]

to make :
* line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. set aside
* melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. stir in the peanut butter, cracker crumbs and maple sugar [or whatever sweetener you are using] and mix well. remove mixture from the heat. evenly divide the mixture, approximately 2 tablespoons per cup, among the muffin cups.
*combine the chocolate and milk in another pan. stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted. spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture. top with chopped nuts [optional]. place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours before eating the whole pan serving.

want to make them a tad healthier? 
substitute 1/2 cup of applesauce for 1/2 cup butter.


these are soooo delish!
enjoy!
let me know if you have any questions!


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thanks Diana!

love. 

7 comments:

  1. Can't wait to try these! YUMMMM

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  2. I love this recipe! They turn out amazing! Now I need to make some today! :)

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  3. ummm i need to make these someday!! look delish!!

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  4. these are soooo good!
    i hope you all fall in love with them!

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  5. Stealing, I mean borrowing, this recipe. The hubs will love this!

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