21 Oct 2011

peanut butter cups! reeses SCHMEESES. pff.

DANG THESE ARE GOOD. (I have another recipe here for them)

I am an admitted chocoholic, as well as a peanut-butter-holic. So these are pure bliss bites.

As I've said, I simply cannot afford raw jungle peanuts from strange and beautiful lands... no matter how much I wish I could. So I use toasted peanuts and make 'em into butter in the Vita-Mix.

Peanut Butter Cups: makes around 5-6

4oz chocolate (I used Lindt, about 1 bar)
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 T nutritional yeast

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Meanwhile, mix the nutritional yeast with the peanut butter until smooth. Get bendable cupcake molds (I use reusable silicon ones, they're cute and very handy) and pour a wee bit of chocolate into the bottom of each mold - you should have used nearly half the chocolate all together when finished with this step.

Next, put almost a tablespoon of PB in mold, but don't let it touch the sides. Then pour the rest of the chocolate into each mold, making sure it covers all the PB and touches the sides. Chill for a couple hours until they're hard and you can take them out of their molds. 

Maybe I should tell you not to eat too many of these or something... but honestly - stuff yo face. They're worth it and c'mon people, it's organic dark chocolate and homemade peanut butter. Let's enjoy life, not moderate it. YUM!


AMANDA said...

Totally just commented, but it didn't show up. Any who.

I want one :D

thatISmyname1 said...

Yum this looks and sounds delish!!

Em von Euw said...

Thanks, guys! They are quite divine. Ya just can't go wrong with PB and chocolate.

Audrey said...

Easy and awesome! That's what I love about your recipes :) May I ask what is the nutritional yeast for? If I don't have any on hand and I don't include it, how will it be different? Thanks!

Em von Euw said...

Oh it's not really necessary, just thickens up the PB. Here's a newer recipe: http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2013/09/give-me-chocolate-almond-butter-cups.html

Tip: try them with walnut butter! YUM!


Anonymous said...

amazing! how do you make the sure the chocolate hardens up? I've attempted various recipes on your blog and the melted chocolate doesn't seem to solidify. Do you chill them in the fridge or freezer? Help!

light & love,


Em von Euw said...

I put them in the freezer so they harden fast. =)

Unknown said...

Hahaha 'stuff yo face'-will do

Unknown said...

I love you, marry me

Unknown said...

I didnt know lindt choc was vegan! :) wait, is it?

Em von Euw said...

@Alexandra Norton - some of their chocolates are, but I made this recipe awhile ago and now I would recommend just making your own - it's so easy ;)