Vegan 3 ingredient peanut butter cups are such a fun homemade treat! Super easy, no baking required, and made with just 3 healthy ingredients.
Hey there, peanut butta cup!! Fine, I won’t call you that anymore.
But I will tell you how to make these vegan 3 ingredient peanut butter cups, cause now that it’s October, we’re pretty focused on Halloween, right? I was honestly never huge on halloween, and even less so now that I’m an “adult” (I say that in quotes cause I still feel like I’m a child half the time LOLZ the struggle).
What I do appreciate about halloween is the candy. Cause even as a health nut, you know ya girl appreciates some good chocolate. Pair that with any nut butter, and I’m hoarding it in my pillowcase not sharing with anybody. PS did any of you guys trick or treat with a pillowcase or was that just me? Moving on…
So these vegan 3 ingredient peanut butter cups take a few steps, but the most difficult part is waiting for stuff to chill, which doesn’t even take long!
First, melt some vegan chocolate chips. I always stay on the side of melting more than I think I’ll need, just so that I don’t run out! The amount listed in the recipe made about 10 cups, but my layer of chocolate was pretty thick. If you want it a little thinner and easier to bite into, feel free to use a bit less. But when it comes to chocolate, more is more, according to this chocoholic.
Once you’ve put some chocolate on the bottom and it has chilled, add the PB filling, which is a simple mix of peanut butter and dates. Spread it as close to the edge as you’d like, leaving a bit of room, and chill again.
Melt the remaining chocolate, pour it over the top of each cup, and chill one final time. Ta da! You just made peanut butter cups without tons of added fat/sugar. Eat your heart out, babes!
These get easier each time you make them, so don’t worry about being perfect the first time around! Also, feel free to add a little stevia or date sugar to your melted chocolate if you want that part sweetened, too. We just love rich, dark chocolate at our house and found the sweetened filling was enough. But go with what you prefer!
I think these vegan 3 ingredient peanut butter cups would be so fun to take to a halloween party, if you’re into that sorta thing! I haven’t dressed up in a couple years other than for school when I was teaching, but who knows, maybe this year I’ll go as a peanut butter cup. Or maybe just like, a girl that thoroughly enjoys peanut butter cups. Then I wouldn’t even need a costume!
Have a happy, healthy day, babes!
If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!