Crave-worthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

    I, like many people in this world, am drawn to the delectable combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Reese’s cups have always been my great weakness when it comes to mass-marketed candy. Recently, however I discovered the joys of making your own peanut butter cups! Not only can you control exactly what goes into them, but your can specially tailor them to your size and nutritional desires.

     Credit goes to Avery from Love Veggies and Yoga for providing this easy yet incredibly delicious recipe for chocolate peanut butter cups! I stumbled upon the recipe during one of my typical web-purusings and was hit with one of those duh, why didn’t I think of doing this before moments.
Ingredients
– Chocolate (I use pieces of whatever dark chocolate bars I have on hand)
– Peanut butter (I used kroger brand creamy natural peanut butter but you could definitely experiment with other nut butters)
– Nutritional yeast
Additional Tools: mini or regular muffin liners
Directions
1. Place the muffin liners on a plate. Melt desired amount of chocolate in a separate bowl in the microwave (I have a melt setting on my microwave, but you can play with heating times and stirring to get the right melt) and spoon into the bottom of the muffin liners. I usually try to do a big square of chocolate per complete mini-cup (so one for the bottom layer of two and one for the top). Place the plate in the freezer while you complete step 2.
2. Combine peanut butter and enough nutritional yeast to slightly chunk up your pb. Avery notes that you can zap it for 15 seconds in the microwave if you’re having trouble combining the two. Remove the plate from the freezer and spoon peanut butter on top of the chocolate.
3. Melt more chocolate using same methods as before. Spoon overtop of the peanut butter, and return the cups to the freezer for a few minutes to firm up.

 

 


Voila! You have delicious, homemade chocolate peanut butter cups! I like to make a batch of 5 or so mini-cups and eat them as a small treat after dinner. Added bonus: licking the peanut butter bowl. 
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