I decided to go Vegan for Lent which technically ends today, and I’m seriously surprised by how simple it was (there were difficult moments) but overall it wasn’t too much of a struggle. It did cost me a bit more than I wanted it to, but nothing too extraneous. It wasn’t the food itself that was expensive, it was really building my base of cooking supplies that was the bulk of the cost. I cooked a lot more, and learned a lot more about what I like (and don’t like) as I opened up my palette much further than just grilled chicken Caesar salads.
Once I got into the swing of meal prepping for the week, I started to experiment with things I was curious about. One of those things was dessert. I’m a huge dessert fan and an even bigger chocolate fan. But I’ve never particularly enjoyed dark chocolate on its own, only when mixed with other foods/snacks. I started adding dark chocolate to my Gluten Free Vegan Waffle Recipe and wondered why I couldn’t just make my own chocolate.
As I headed to Pinterest, as I often do for just about anything edible I found some really quick and easy Vegan chocolate recipes that didn’t require many ingredients. Then I looked further and found recipes on how to make Peanut Butter cups (Reeses peanut butter cups are some of my biggest guilty pleasures). So what did I do… I mixed/blended recipes and created my own concontion that turned out great if I do say so myself. I made a batch for my household, and will be making another batch for my co workers to give a shot this up coming week. Best of all this recipe takes about 20 minutes of prep (10 minutes of which you’re just waiting for chocolate in the fridge) and can be done at a moment’s notice with plenty of ingredients you already have in the house! Sounds like a win win to me!!
This recipe yielded 13 peanut butter cups (they are pretty large think Reeses full size) and were so delicious. You can tweak the recipe a bit by adding toppings, or changing the butter used in the central (I’m thinking I might try almond butter next).
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