Valentines Day. It is not like I need another reason to eat chocolate. Frankly, I happily eat chocolate whatever the occasion. Or lack of occasion. But for a calendar event that literally screams Cho-co-late like the 14th of February, who am I to contradict?
So I made these teeny peanut butter cups, using an ice cube mold. Pretty genius if you ask me! (In particular considering how one can store the entire mold at handy distance in the fridge, and pop some pralines out whenever that old familar chocolate crave kicks in!)
VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
In a bain marie, melt the chocolate along with your tablespoon or so of coconut oil. Once melted, pour enough chocolate into your ice cube mold to cover the bottom. Then add a little dollop of peanut butter into its middle, before covering with more melted chocolate. Leave to set in the fridge for a couple of hours.
- a block of dark chocolate, like 100-200 grams depending on ice cube mold size (the more the merrier though, right??)
- a dollop of peanut butter
- a tablespoon coconut oil
- finely chopped nuts (opt. for decoration)
I never got around to shoot the actual final product, as the sun has already set and by the time it has risen again I was held hostage at work during those few precious hours of day light. After that they were of course all in my belly!
But you know what the very best part of Valentine's Day is? All the chocolate that will be on discount tomorrow onwards.