12 Mar 2014

RAW VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM CUPS


I know. They sound amazing. They look orgasmic. But guess what - they taste EVEN BETTER. Plus: gifs. I was having a busy afternoon in the kitchen a couple days, whipping up a raw vegan cake (which will be coming soon, don't ya worry babe), and I ended up with an extra container of raw vegan chocolate "butter cream". I don't usually like calling my recipes after their non-vegan conventional counterparts BUT in this case, this recipe ACTUALLY tastes just like chocolate butter cream... but of course it's vastly superior because it's cruelty-free and HEALTHY. So much caps lock today. What's goin' on.

Hey, guys. Back to the story, you're getting me off topic. I ended up with all this extra chocolate frosting - not the worst problem in the world (in fact, it's probably the greatest) but I still had to figure out what to do with it. I also promised my lover that I'd bring them some kind of chocolate delight when I saw them the next day. I decided to make inside-out Reeses cups. Yeah, man. It's happening. It HAPPENED.

For the filling, as I hope you already surmised, I used my *famous* chocolate butter cream recipe (it's not truly famous, but I just love it a lot so it's a celeb in my world). To make the outside of the cups, I combined tahini (sesame seed butter) with peanut butter and coconut oil. The coconut oil allows the nut/seed butter to become solid when refrigerated. Heh heh heh - I'm so clever. Not really but this is what I tell myself in order to get up every day; the sunshine and chirping birds help too. The final result is simply to-die-for. I mean I'd seriously consider sacrificing my own life so more people could get this in their mouths. The thing is: I cannot fathom in what world I would have to die so people could eat chocolate... that makes zero sense. And thank goodness! This means we can all shove these things in our faces, mouthgasm into nirvana and still LIIIVE. Yesssss.


RAW VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM CUPS  

Filling:
This chocolate butter cream recipe.

Outside:
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoon peanut butter 
3 tablespoons tahini 

Note: you can use whatever nut/seed butter(s) you want. Also: try to be patient and let the butter cream sit in the fridge overnight, it becomes exactly 1 million times more amazing.

Stir the outside layer ingredients together in a bowl over steaming water until melted and combined. Pour 1/3 of this into the bottoms of cupcake papers and try to get some around the sides. Freeze until solid. Pour a little more around the sides and freeze until solid again. Fill with the butter cream then cover with the remaining nut/seed butter mixture. Freeze for 10-30 minutes then GOBBLE. 

32 comments:

  1. love the gif - beautiful recipe emily :)

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  2. Thanks for the inspiration, Emily, especially cause you seem to love peanut butter as much as I do (I eat about one laaarge jar of it per week)

    Jonathan

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  3. Looks fantastic!

    If I don't have tahini, what could I use to sub? Would almond or walnut butter work?

    And how many does this recipe make?!

    Need this in my stomach ASAP!

    :)

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  4. Oh my gosh. These things look so amazing! raw chocolate butter cream? um.. can I eat that with a spoon please?
    amazing stuff (as usual.) Pinning!

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  5. Emily, I love this recipe!:) You're such a lovely person and I truly enjoy your work!:) I can't wait to get my hands on your new book!!:)

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  6. Where do you buy dates? You must go through so many. I love them, but they are so pricey.

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  7. Can't wait to try this! How many does it make?

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  8. Orgasmic, indeed! I see you have a proposal of marriage! lol
    These look superb, Emily!

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  9. Oh wow-mouth is watering all over the pace (not very attractive!)! Cannot wait to make these- love the gif too!

    Thanks Emily!

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  10. @Grace - Yep either of those would work! This will make around 5?

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  11. @Abbie - you have no idea. I was literally eating the leftover chocolate buttercream for 3 days... with a spoon.

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  12. @Anon - I actually get my medjool dates at Costco!

    @Kathryn - this should make around 5?

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  13. Wow! These look so amazing. I can't wait to try them.
    I just bought your book and I've spent hours drooling over all the recipes and beautiful pictures. I want to make everything! I made the Super Sexy Cacao Cashew Cupcakes yesterday and they are seriously the most delicious things I've ever tasted.

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  14. :)Hippy Mom

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  15. Bulk is a good idea; I didn't know costco had dates. I've seen nuts there, but not raw ones I don't think.

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  16. What is your favorite sweetener? I feel I want to take a break from agave.

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  17. It looks sooooo good ! Thank you for the recipe !

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  18. @Anon - coconut nectar or date syrup :)

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  19. Thanks, coconut nectar sounds great. I love coconut everything.

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  20. In #3.1 / http://foreverthemostimportant.com/

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  22. Do you think a cupcake pan would work for your tarts with this buttercream? I don't have a mold or small enough spring-form.

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  23. oh.my.gosh. i just found your blog (from top with cinnamon's blog) and i am in love. your pictures are so so so stunning, and i cant wait to try some recipes (this one first!) and i'm going to buy your book as soon as possible! thanks for the inspiration for teens like me :) ♥

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  24. Thanks a lot! Your beautiful HD Photos of this mouth watering dessert is driving me crazy!

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  25. So this is a raw food diet? Oh My God! If it will always be this good, I won't have problems with this kind of diet really! But, is it fine to use chocolate? Well, yeah I love chocolate, but is it fine to use? I'll try looking at Sara Allen's Blog before I start.

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  26. Sams Club has started caring a wonderful large jar of coconut oil for a messy $15 great deal. Hope they are carrying in most locations.

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  27. This is seriously one of the best raw dessert recipes I have ever made! Thanks for the orgasmic treat!

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  28. How many cups does this recipe make? I have to make a TON and want to make sure I accommodate! =)

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  29. @Anonymous - this makes 3ish cups :)

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  30. Can I assemble and then leave in the fridge overnight instead of leaving the buttercream unassembled in the fridge overnight? Will it still taste as delicious???

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  31. @Anonymous - yep no problem!

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