Happy Halloween, Everyone! When I was a kid, Halloween was my absolute favorite holiday of the year. I loved donning costumes, going house to house trick-or-treating. While never a huge candy fan, I absolutely adored Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I used to horde them, rationing them out each day to make my stash last longer, savoring the saccharine and salty mélange.
Now that I’m a vegan, I covet that crispy chocolate exterior, each bite yielding soft, sweet, creamy peanut butter. I never thought I’d ever eat them again…until Alicia Silverstone’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups came along to save the day. Huzzah!
In her best-selling cookbook The Kind Diet, the vegan celeb reveals a recipe that elevates the childhood staple. Semi-sweet chocolate paired with crunchy peanut butter, adds texture. Sweetened with maple sugar adds a smoky depth of flavor.
I modified Alicia’s recipe slightly. I changed the ratio of chocolate chips to soy milk, to make the chocolate topping silkier rather than fudgier, added a smidge of sugar to the chocolate mixture and omitted the chopped nut garnish.
No tricks, just treats here! When you bite into the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, you won’t believe your taste buds. It tastes eerily similar to the original yet more refined. Indulge your inner child while satiating your grown-up confectionary cravings.