Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls are a little different in looks from peanut butter cups but they are just as delicious as the original and without the extra additives and preservatives.
I can't wait for my nieces to come over. Peanut Butter Cups are their favorite and it will be so much fun to make them together.
As they take their first bite there will be a smile in their eyes and on their faces - even before they have their fingers out of their mouths. I just know it!
Oh, those bright innocent eyes melt my heart.
Remember how delicious Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are? I really kid you not that these are just like them. And vegan to boot.
Not healthy in any way but such a fantastic treat! You can have them sometimes.
You can substitute almond butter for the peanut butter too. Thank goodness they can be frozen. That'll add a little extra layer of protection for overindulgence.
I think that is where the bright innocent eyes of my youth got a little not so innocent. Calories. Only one or two for sure but it will satisfy your peanut butter cups craving.
There are only four ingredients and all of them are probably already in your cupboard. What could be easier?
Can peanut butter chocolate balls also be made as cups?
You can absolutely make these in little mini muffin cups too so go ahead and take your choice.
All you'd do differently is to lay out little mini muffin cups. Pour in a layer of the melted chocolate.
Place in a little disc of the filling and pour some more chocolate over the top.
Let harden and you have little cups.
A light bulb just went off. I've already made Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream so why not make Peanut Butter Cups Ice Cream too?
You'd better believe I'm going to be making that treat real soon.
I'll chuck them and toss them in the coconut cream ice cream mixture, stir and freeze again. Whoa!
Back to innocence. Next time you're watching a movie with your friend or loved one, have a couple of these delicious little candies and remember your childhood.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Balls
- ¼ cup dairy free butter melted
- 1 ¼ cup peanut butter creamy
- 2 cups powdered sugar organic
- 12 ounce semi-sweet chocolate chips package
- Mix the melted non dairy butter and the peanut butter together.
- Work in the powdered sugar.
- It will be pretty stiff but that is good.
- Make into 48 balls. I divide the dough in half - then each half into half - and so on until you get 48 little chunks. Then I roll them in the palms of my hands and place in a large bowl.
- Refrigerate for about an hour.
- Put a piece of waxed paper on a baking sheet. I cut the piece to fit inside the pan so that it lays flat.
- Melt the chocolate over a hot water bath or in a double boiler.
- Take the peanut butter balls out of the fridge and work with about 6 at a time. Put the unused balls back in the fridge while you are working.
- Roll each ball in the chocolate and pick up with two forks. Swipe the bottom of the ball against the top rim of the bowl as you lift out so you don't get a blob of chocolate, under the ball on the wax paper. Lay on the wax paper on the cookie sheet.
- When all the balls are finished place the pan in the refrigerator (or freezer) to harden up. About an hour.
- You can place each ball in a mini paper cup for looks or just pile in a stack.
I keep them in the refrigerator because the chocolate can get 'melty'. If your house if coolish you can leave them out.
You can even store them in the freezer and they will be ready to eat within a half an hour of removing.