Peanut Butter Cups

Hello friends. I know we here at IV haven’t been a fantastic source of vegan desserts. But. It is almost Halloween, so it’s about time we stepped it up with some hot confectionary action.

As I've mentioned before, Fuck Yeah!

Like many of you, How it all Vegan was my first vegan cookbook. Hell, it was my first cookbook, period. Observe the love:

How it all Vegan

To date, I’ve still never encountered a better recipe for homemade Peanut Butter Cups than theirs.

In atypical fashion, perhaps for nostalgia’s sake, I didn’t augment the recipe one bit! Quite a feat for a guy such as and including myself.

Here’re the goods:

The Peanut Buttery Part

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (we like Maranatha)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

The Chocolate-y Part

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk-like beverage

Making these is easy! Put whole graham crackers in a ziploc bag and roll into crumbs with a rolling pin (I used to do this with a water glass). In a saucepan, melt the Earth Balance over medium heat. Once it’s melted, add in the peanut butter. Once that’s melted and evenly stirred, add in the sugar and graham cracker crumbs.

Pour the peanut butter mix into 24 small cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. Small ones. I know, How it all Vegan doesn’t say anything about small, but trust me. They’re awesome this way.

Just the Peanut Butter Ma'm

In the same pan (unless you love doing extra dishes), melt the chocolate chips and milk-like beverage, stirring until totally smooth. Pour thisΒ  on top of the peanut butter in the mini-cupcake liners.

Freshly topped

That’s it! Now you just want to freeze these li’l guys. They get kinda gooey, so the colder the better.

In the words of animal rights advocate and philosopher Mylan Engel Jr.: “These things blow Reese’s out the ass!”


#1 Anonymous on 12.31.69 at 7:00 pm
#2 Mihl on 10.30.09 at 5:31 am

What a shame, I don’t have the book. Those peanut butter cups look so easy and sound delicious!

#3 Catie Nienaber on 10.30.09 at 11:25 am

All I did was read the title. My mouth is totally watering, automatically. Yum!

#4 Anonymous on 10.30.09 at 1:06 pm

ding ding ding πŸ˜‰

#5 Irreverent Vegan on 10.30.09 at 1:06 pm

ding ding ding πŸ˜‰

#6 leslie on 10.30.09 at 9:25 am

I love that cookbook, and I really love that recipe. Those look great!

#7 chow vegan on 10.30.09 at 10:47 am

Wow, those look great! I had no idea they were so easy to make. I have everything except the chocolate chips. I’m going to the store so I can make them tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe! πŸ™‚

#8 Jennifer on 10.31.09 at 3:11 pm

Salivation! I mean salivating.

#9 Valerie on 11.01.09 at 11:23 am

Holy underwear, Batman, these look fantastic!

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