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These little cups of delight are so easy to whip up and make for great gifts, too. Once you’ve nailed the recipe, experiment with vegan white chocolate or other nut butters, for something truly unique. Though frankly, we don’t imagine you’ll ever get sick of this one!

You will need

Makes

Chocolate

  • 300g vegan-friendly dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) melted coconut oil

Peanut butter filling

  • ½ cup (125g) smooth peanut butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons (40-60g) maple syrup or icing sugar, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) melted coconut oil

To decorate (optional)

  • Chopped peanuts or flaky sea salt

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Directions

15 mins to prep

80 mins to set

Step 1

Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. Or you can use a silicone cupcake tray or individual silicone liners. You’ll get around 10 peanut butter cups with a regular cupcake tin or 15 mini cups from this recipe.

Step 2

Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler. Alternatively, melt them in the microwave in 30 second intervals. 

Step 3

Pour about 1-2 teaspoons of the melted chocolate into your cupcake liners. Don’t make the chocolate layers too thick, otherwise they’ll be difficult to bite through when the cups set. Freeze for around 5-10 minutes to set the chocolate.

Step 4

To make the peanut butter layer, mix the peanut butter, sweetener and coconut in a small bowl. The mixture should be a little runny. If the mixture is thick, warm it up on the stovetop or in your microwave until it’s a pourable consistency. 

Step 5

Remove the cups from the freezer. Divide the peanut butter mixture between each cup. Return the cups to the freezer for around 10 minutes to set. 

Step 6

Remove the cups from the freezer. Pour the remaining chocolate over the peanut butter. If desired, decorate the tops of the cups. 

Step 7

Return the cups to the freezer for about 1 hour to set completely. 

Step 8

Enjoy the peanut butter cups immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container until needed. 

Variation

Switch to using a refined coconut oil if you wish to avoid any subtle coconut flavour.

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