Hadrien Bennett
Sweets

Peanut Butter Cups, Vegan

I love peanut butter. You read it right, to you it might seem normal but in France, peanut butter isn’t really popular (lot more people eat it now compared to 5 years ago), and I feel like a weirdo eating it right out of the jar with a spoon.  Do any of you do that?

As winter is coming and the days get shorter, I need a snack to comfort me and get me through the day. I feel a little bit sad to wake up and go to bed in total darkness, I’m having a hard time with the cold temperatures, as much as I love Christmas and everything around it, I wish I lived in a warmer place to have more beautiful weather and temperature. I’m getting a little cared away here, oops…

I discovered peanut butter cups when I was in the States, and since then, I can’t resist them. Cannot really find them at my local supermarket, so if I want to buy some, I need to go to a particular American store and buy them overpriced, NOT the best way.

I decided to search on the internet for the best peanut butter, and with no surprise, I found the one I’m going to share here. It’s super easy, and you can make it in no time.

-Ingredients-

  • 160 g chocolate chips
  • 65 g peanut butter
  • 30 g powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • a pinch salt

-Instructions-

  1. In a bowl mix together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. It will form a sort of soft dough.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips. I usually melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  3. To make the peanut butter cups, use a chocolate mould or cupcake liners. Add just enough chocolate to the mould or cupcake liners to just cover the bottom.
  4. Take a piece of the peanut butter dough and form a disc that is just smaller than the mould so that there is room for the chocolate to go around the edges. Put the peanut butter discs into each mould.
  5. Now finish by pouring more chocolate overtop so that the chocolate goes around the sides of peanut butter dough and covers the top. Repeat until you run out of chocolate and peanut butter dough.
  6. Put in the fridge to cool and set for about 30 minutes. Once the chocolate has solidified again, you can pop them out of the moulds, or just trim the paper liners if you want to leave them protected.

See? Super easy and super quick, you can make them in no time. I sure am going to make them a lot this winter, it’s my favourite comfort snack. SOOO excited to be able to make them home. And it tastes even better than the original! So what do you think?

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