These easy vegan peanut butter cups need just 7 ingredients and are super easy to make! Can make Top 8 allergen free if needed.
Whether you are looking for a replacement to your beloved Reese’s cups or peanut butter eggs, our vegan peanut butter cups are here for you!
Reese’s cups are one of America’s most iconic chocolate treats. They are deliciously filled dessert full of a peanut buttery fudge dipped in chocolate.
And now you can make them at home.
Surprisingly, whether you want vegan peanut butter cups or vegan peanut butter eggs, they are really easy to make and come together in under and hour.
They are perfect vegan treat to make if you don’t have a lot of experience in the kitchen or if you are making something with kids.
And while we have molds for the ones in our photos, they are not necessary at all.
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What ingredients do I need to make vegan peanut butter cups?
If you’ve read to here then you know what I’m going to say at this point. You only need 7 total ingredients to make these vegan peanut butter cups. I mean it doesn’t get much easier than that.
In fact, even my kids can almost make this completely on their own! That’s how easy this one is for everyone.
Full ingredient amounts listed below in the printable recipe card
The ingredients that you need are:
- peanut butter (can sub other nut butters or sunbutter)
- dairy free butter
- dairy free milk
- powdered sugar
- salt, optional
That’s it! Those are your 7 ingredients!
HOW DO YOU MAKE VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER CUPS?
In a large mixing bowl, cream together your peanut butter and dairy free butter. Then add in the vanilla and dairy free milk and beat just until combined.
Finally, slowly add in the powdered sugar and salt if adding until everything is well combined.
At this point fill molds half way with the peanut butter mixture and place In the freezer for 30 minutes.
When ready, melt chocolate and then dip the frozen peanut butter mixture into the chocolate. Let any excess run off. *you do not want a thick layer of chocolate
Place back into the mold and place in fridge for 30 minutes or until hardened.
Can be stored at room temperature, in the fridge or in the freezer.
Do I have to use a mold?
Absolutely not. Shape the peanut butter mixture by hand into whatever shape you want or roll out and use cookie cutters to make a shape too. Then, just follow the dipping and storing instructions above.
CAN I MAKE TOP 8 ALLERGEN FREE VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER CUPS?
This can be done, but it won’t exactly taste the same.
First, you can ensure that you get a soy free dairy free butter like Earth Balance soy free in the red tub or sticks.
Then, you just need to use a nut butter that is safe for you. If you are allergic to peanuts and all other nuts, then sunbutter is your best bet.
If peanuts are your only allergy, but not others, try a cashew or almond butter, etc for a delicious spread, or even a chocolate hazelnut spread.
CAN I PREP THESE VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER CUPS AHEAD?
Yes! These vegan peanut butter cups can be made up to 30 days in advance!
If you store at room temperature, you can do so in an air tight container up to 7 days.
If you store in the fridge, you can do so in an air tight container up to 14 days.
Or if you store in the freezer, you can do so in a freezer safe container up to 30 days.
Also, that none of your ingredients will expire in the time frame that you are going to be consuming your treats.
How do you make vegan peanut butter eggs?
You are going to use the same instructions as above. The only difference is that you are going to use an egg mold or an egg cookie cutter to shape
Alternatively you could shape the peanut butter mixture by hand into an egg shape.
What molds are you using?
For both the regular size vegan peanut butter cups and the mini peanut butter cups, we used molds found on Amazon.
These specifically –
For the vegan peanut butter eggs mold, we found that in a store, but Amazon has very similar ones
You could also do an egg shaped cookie cutter.
WHAT OTHER VEGAN DESSERTS SHOULD I TRY?
If you are looking for a healthy treat, you can definitely try out peanut butter banana smoothie. If you are looking for a different vegan peanut butter recipe, then you must try our vegan peanut butter cookies!
Other delicious vegan desserts that you may want to try would be:
- Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes
- Dairy Free Apple Pie
- Vegan Carrot Cake
- Easy Vegan Peach Cobbler
- Vegan M&M Rice Krispies
- Vegan Lemon Pound Cake
- The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake
See even more dairy free and egg free desserts on our website!
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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together peanut butter and dairy free butter.
- Add in vanilla and dairy free milk. Beat just until combined.
- Slowly add in the powdered sugar and salt if adding until everything is well combined.
- Fill molds half way with the peanut butter mixture and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- When ready, melt chocolate and then dip the frozen peanut butter mixture into the chocolate. Let any excess run off. *you do not want a thick layer of chocolate
- Place back into the mold and place in fridge for 30 minutes or until hardened.
- Can be stored at room temperature, in the fridge or in the freezer.
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