Peanut butter cups are one of the most popular chocolate bars around, coating peanut butter with chocolate. But if you think about it, this is a really easy recipe to make yourself, so here are some plant-based versions, minus the refined sugar, animal products, palm oil and plastic packaging. Keep chocolate away from pets.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (Green Smoothie Gourmet) are rich in protein due to the peanut butter, and made with gluten-free ingredients. You can make these in a cupcake tin or pan, and freeze leftovers.
Almond butter cups are like peanut butter cups, and a popular snack, but ensure you choose locally sourced almond butter, to avoid migratory beekeeping. Almond Butter Cups (A Pinch of Yum) are also naturally sweetened, made with coconut oil.
Heart-Shaped Almond Butter Cups (Planted and Picked) taste like Reese’s peanut butter cups, and are shaped into a nice design, for Valentine’s Day. Of course, you can still make them without the shape, if you don’t have a mould. Always choose organic Fair Trade almond butters, to avoid migratory beekeeping and other unsustainable harvesting methods.
These freezable treats are made with almond butter, maple syrup, sea salt, nutritional yeast and organic chocolate chips. You can also use peanut butter instead of almond butter (choose organic, to avoid palm oil). Nutritional yeast can be found in good health stores. Rich in vitamin B12, it’s usually used for savoury dishes like mashed potato, to give a cheesy flavour. But sometimes it’s also used in sweet recipes, like this one.