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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Hello Kitty Cups Ingredients
- 1 ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup vegan butter or margarine (if you avoid soy, buy the soy-free earth balance; otherwise buy the organic whipped earth balance)*
- 1-2 tablespoons of nondairy milk (I used almond because it's what I had on hand)
- 1 cup organic powdered sugar*
- ¼ cup peanut butter powder
- a pinch of sea salt
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Hello Kitty Cups Directions
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave to save time. Melt at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.
Mix the vegan butter and peanut butter using a stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer until it’s creamy.
Sift in powdered sugar, ⅓ cup at a time, adding plant-based milk when it gets too thick and mixing after each addition. Sift in peanut butter powder and mix again. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Mix again.
Shape 24 pieces of the peanut butter mixture using your hands. You want the shapes to fit inside your silicone molds, so use those as your guide when choosing how large to make them.
Melt ⅔ of the vegan chocolate chips in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a metal bowl that fits snuggly inside a small saucepan.
Add the remaining vegan chocolate chips only when the first batch is completely melted. Stir until the new chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Remove the melted vegan chocolate chips from heat.
Spoon the melted chocolate into the bottoms of your hello kitty silicone mold . If you don’t already have a hello kitty silicone mold , you can click on my amazon affiliate link to buy it, and it supports my blogging. Otherwise, you can use whatever molds you have handy.
Place a peanut butter ball into each of the hello kitty silicone mold cubbies, leaving space on top for additional chocolate.
Leave out overnight for the chocolate to harden, or if it’s hot in your house, or you’re in a hurry, place them in the refrigerator or freezer to solidify more quickly.
* I use mostly organic ingredients when I cook, but I realize that not everyone has the disposable income to purchase all organic ingredients. Therefore, I only specify organic on the ingredients that really matter - when buying the organic version is the only way to ensure that the item is vegan.