Vegan & Gluten Free Peanut Butter CUps
May 29, 2014
Say hello to guilt free peanut butter cups! These peanut butter cups are all natural with no added sugar or flour. They are sweetened with delicious dates which balance out the nutty flavours from the peanut butter and ground almonds. The chocolate top is made from raw coco and coconut oil to give a decadent texture. They are the perfect treat to have without the guilt!
1 cup almond meal
1 cup pitted Medjool dates
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp 100% all natural peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil melted
1/4 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
½ cup pitted Medjool dates
1/ Blend dates in your food processor to form a paste. Remove ½ cup of dates and set aside for topping.
2/ Add almond meal and peanut butter to the dates in the food processor along with vanilla extract. Blend to combine.
3/Divide mixture between 20 mini muffins tins. You could also make these bigger and divide them into 8 big muffin tins. Scoop mixture ¾ way up each tin and push down with finger tips. Make sure the top is even. Place in fridge while you make the topping.
4/ Wipe out food processor and then begin adding all the topping ingredients and blending until smooth.
5/ Divide the topping between each tin, using fingers or a small spoon press the topping down and create a smooth top.
6/ Return to the fridge to firm up for a couple of hours. Gently remove and enjoy!
Yield: 20 mini cups