Devorah’s Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

This Community Recipe is Devorah’s Vegan Peanut Butter Cups. This recipe offers a vegan version of a favorite American junk food treat. Amazingly, there are only five ingredients in this simple recipe! Two smooth layers of soft vegan chocolate sandwich a creamy peanut butter filling. Make up a double batch and store in the freezer for when you need a pick-me-up!

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Devorah's Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

All about Devorah Kahan

Devorah is from Queens, NY and is a total Kosher Foodie! Devorah is a sucker for an inspirational story – stories about “ordinary people” doing something extraordinary, amaze her and fuel her with positive energy. She loves watching Ina Garten-Barefoot Contessa because she finds her simplicity and elegance inspiring.

Ina Garten new cookbook in 2020!

Ina Garten classic cookbook from 1999!

Devorah’s favorite meal hands down is anything with cheese, especially pizza and pasta. She loves herbs like basil and parsley, so she loves anything that has those bold flavors infused in them like a pesto or chimichurri sauce.

Devorah's Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

A trained cook and a cookbook author!

Devorah has a passion for cooking, loves food photography, and will travel for good ol’ comfort foods. She likes anything with cheese, and of course a good cup of coffee! One of her main passions is eating healthy. Devorah is loves making classic desserts into a delicious, healthier masterpiece.

Devorah is a proud graduate of the Kosher Culinary Arts School (CKCA). As a result of her training, she was able to work in private small catering. Right now, she is working for some of the top names in the Kosher Food Industry, combining her cooking and marketing skills. She is also a newly cookbook author of “One Pot One Pan”, a cookbook filled with many tried-and-true recipes that anyone, at any age or stage in life, can whip up easily. This cookbook also goes by the nickname #opop and you can find it on social media using that tag. 

Cooking fills Devorah with warm memories, since she lost her mother 4 years ago and always cooked with her growing up. So anytime She is cooking, especially a recipe of her mother’s, it makes her happy. 

Devorah's Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

How were Devorah’s Vegan Peanut Butter Cups created?

While she was growing up, Devorah always had a sweet tooth for chocolate (who doesn’t?!). Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were her go-to treat! When the years passed, Devorah got into eating healthier and trying to find ways to make classic foods/desserts better for you. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate really works, and Devorah just had to re-create a healthier version. This recipe has enthusiastically passed the taste test of several of her friend’s! 

Key Ingredients for Devorah’s Vegan Peanut Better Cups

Vegan + kosher chocolate chips 

Peanut Butter

There are lots of good options for natural peanut butter. Here are 8 good + delicious peanut butter choices.

Here is a no salt and no sugar added all around peanut butter:

Coconut oil

Vanilla extract

Pink Himalayan salt – extra fine

Devorah's Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
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Devorah's Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

  • Author: Devorah Kahan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes setting time
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Peanut Butter Cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

Scale

1 cup vegan chocolate chips 

3 tbsps coconut oil

2 tsps vanilla extract

Pinch of pink Himalayan salt

½ cup peanut butter


Instructions

  1. Put everything except the peanut butter into a glass or metal bowl.

  2. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until everything is melted and combined. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  3. Line a muffin pan with 6 paper cupcake cases. Place 1 tbsp of the chocolate mixture into each one. Put the tray into the freezer for 15 minutes to set.

  4. Add ½ tbsp of peanut butter on top of the chocolate later and freeze again for 15 minutes. 

  5. Lastly, add another layer of the chocolate mixture (you may need to re-warm the remaining mixture if it has firmed up too much). Freeze for an additional 15 minutes. 

  6. Serve and enjoy straight away, or store in the freezer.


Keywords: peanut, nut butter, vegan, chococlate, peanut butter cup, sweet treat

This is a simple and delicious recipe, which you can vary to suit your preferences:

Variations for Devorah’s Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

  • Use a sugar free vegan chocolate
  • Add crunchy with chopped peanuts, or use a chunky peanut butter
  • Switch out the peanut butter – cashew, almond, or mixed seed butters would all work here
  • Melt the ingredients in a microwave for a speedier recipe – make sure to do this in intervals to stop the chocolate burning
  • Skip the oil for a firmer chocolate layer

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Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to mix up our regular recipe rotation. When you need ideas, our Community Recipes feature is for just that – to share our favorites and hear from a variety of people in our community.  Since you’ve read Devorah’s, do you feel inspired to share your own recipe? Don’t forget to get in touch to share your vegan recipe too!

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