A true test of friendship to start eating something while your friend is still putting it down and then continue to eat 75% of what she made while rubbing your belly and complaining of the sweet pain you are in. If you really believe in the strength of your bosom friendship then try it more than once.
I know because I do this pretty much every time my friend Lauren makes these amazing and low fat chocolate peanut butter cups (I’m actually not sure I believe that they’re low fat…maybe she’s getting back at me for being so uncouth).
Anyways, I attempted my own peanut butter cups and they are absolutely not low-fat but they are high-taste.
I found this recipe on the internet which isn’t vegan but I used it as inspiration. The whole thing was dangerously easy:
Use an egg beater to beat together:
- 1/4 cup Earth Balance Butter (I already found this recipe a little oily so I wouldn’t use vegan margarine)
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup crumbled graham crackers OR I used Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Chip cookies. They were pretty dry but it ended up being amazing once crumbled in the recipe. I wouldn’t recommend using soft cookies.
Then pour into cupcake cups in a cupcake pan, put in the fridge or freezer until solid. I don’t know if it’s because I used all natural peanut butter but they were still pretty squishy after being in the fridge. Maybe if you poured out the oil on the top of the peanut butter it would be better? It didn’t stop them from being amazing.
In a pot heat up 1/4 cup almond milk and 3/4 vegan chocolate chips or a chocolate bar.Let it cool and pour on top.
I put them back in the freezer (fridge wasn’t cold enough) and after like 30 minutes they perfect. Because they were still squishy after being in the fridge you couldn’t really give them away in baking gift baskets or anything but there are perfect and amazing coming straight out of the freezer.
Lauren you’re invited over to eat the two that I have left, but make sure to be here in the next 10 minutes.
PS. I googled ‘Bosom Buddies’ just to confirm the spelling and this image came up. I’d say that’s a pretty accurate representation of us, don’t you think Lauren?