These easy vegan peanut butter pretzel cups need just 8 ingredients and are super easy to make! Can make Top 8 allergen free if needed.
Introducing: Vegan Peanut Butter Pretzels Cups
A few week’s ago candy giant Hershey’s announced a new spin on their famous Reese’s peanut butter cups: they were adding in pretzels for a sweet and salty variations. Of course they won’t be vegan, so we decided to take measures into our own hands!
Reese’s cups are one of America’s most iconic chocolate treats and we already have a spin on the traditional version with our vegan peanut butter cups.
It’s one of the easiest treats to not only veganize, but also to make in general. 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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Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I MAKE TOP 8 ALLERGEN FREE VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER PRETZEL 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.
Lastly, more pretzels contain wheat; however, you can find gluten free pretzels.
Using these swaps, will ensure that you have a Top 8 free version
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, make sure that none of your ingredients will expire in the time frame that you are going to be consuming your treats.
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.
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.
Can I make mini vegan peanut butter pretzel cups?
Yes! You can just use mini molds. And follow the same instructions.
Can I make vegan peanut butter pretzel eggs?
Peanut butter eggs are a popular treat around Easter; however, they also aren’t vegan. You could totally use egg molds and add the pretzels like we do in this recipe to make these into vegan peanut butter pretzel eggs.
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 Pretzel Cups
- 1 ½ cups peanut butter
- ¼ cup dairy free butter
- 2 tablespoon dairy free milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups powered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups pretzels crumbled by hand (do not smash, you want small whole pieces)
- 3 cups vegan chocolate chips
- 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.
- Fold in pretzel pieces.
- 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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These are very easy to make and very tasty. As I mentioned before I over cooked the chocolate so I just press the melted chocolate on the top of each pattie. I will definitely make again
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