The Perfect Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

I love peanut butter cups.  It is hard to find vegan ones and ones with a lot of peanut butter!  So I decided to make my own!  Seriously.  Easy.  Perfect.

Makes 12 regular size or 36 mini peanut butter cups

2 1/2 cups of vegan chocolate chips
3/4 cup natural (nothing added) peanut butter, room temperature
3/8 cup vegan powdered sugar, sifted
12 cupcake holders or 36 mini cupcake holders

Melt the chocolate.

Place the liners on a baking sheet.  Place a heaping teaspoon of chocolate into each cup and swirl it around so that it coats up the sides a bit.  Place in the fridge for 5 minutes to set.

While they are in the fridge, sift the powdered sugar into a bowl and drop in the peanut butter.  Mix together using a hand mixer.  

Using a 1/4 teaspoon, place a little ball of peanut butter mixture in the center of the chocolate and sort of flatten it out a bit but not too much.  Cover with the remaining chocolate until you can’t see any more peanut butter.  Bang the tray on the counter a few times to even out the chocolate layer.  Place back in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.  You will know when they are done. 

The perfect homemade chocolate peanut butter cup.

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