Saturday, July 2, 2011

Rich and creamy peanut butter cups!

Hey, check out this amazing dessert from Alicia Silverstone's website The Kind Life. This recipe takes reese's peanut butter cups to a whole new level! Please enjoy!

  • 1/2 cup(s) of Earth Balance butter
  • 3/4 cup(s) of crunchy peanut butter (preferably unsweetened and unsalted)
  • 3/4 cup(s) of graham cracker crumbs or 10 graham cracker squares
  • 1/4 cup(s) of maple sugar or other granulated sweetener
  • 1 cup(s) of grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate or carob chips
  • 1/4 cup(s) of soy, rice, or nut milk
  • 1/4 cup(s) of chopped pecans, almonds, or peanuts
  1. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. (If You Care makes unbleached liners made from recycled paper.)
  2. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Stir in the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and maple sugar and mix well.
  5. Remove the mixture from the heat.
  6. Evenly divide the mixture, approximately 2 tablespoons per cup, among the muffin cups.
  7. Combine the chocolate and milk in another pan.
  8. Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted.
  9. Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
  10. Top with chopped nuts.
  11. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving.
  12. They are great soft, but even better a little firmer!

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