Mmmm…. chocolate and peanut butter. Best friends forever. But these are BETTER than BEST! Is that possible? YES! Not only are they vegan, but these rich and vivid Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are sprinkled with pretty pink Himalayan Sea Salt and are made with organic ingredients and fair trade chocolate.
Morally superior and uber quality chocolate peanut butter cups! Hip hip hooray! The first time we made these were for our Merry Festimas treat boxes that we gave out to our friends in December. This time we made them for our friends Mark and Colby who were visiting us, and I sort of overdid it on the peanut butter… these things were DENSE. But amazing nonetheless! There does exist a perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate, and when we figure this out, we will record it and share it with the world.
The ingredients are refreshingly simple: dark chocolate chips, peanut butter (fresh ground at the Sacramento Foods Co-op!), soy milk, and a garnish of Himalayan Sea Salt. Making these is a cinch! All it involves is melting some chocolate, mixing some peanut butter and soymilk together, and layering these ingredients in some cup cake papers, sprinkling with the salt, and allowing them to cool and harden.
The hardest part of the process is the latter, because how can you let all of that yummy chocolate and peanut butter sit there untouched? But don’t touch it! Don’t do it! You will be rewarded by the gods when you allow the peanut butter cups to fully form. If you are impatient like we were, throw them in the freezer!
Let them harden, and then you shall experience heaven.