melissa’s chocolate peanut butter cups

Amys Gluten Free Pantry

A busy mother of three, Melissa devised this fin­ger lick­ing treat which mar­ries two of life’s per­fect fla­vors: choco­late and peanut but­ter. Gluten and dairy free, but chem­i­cal and preser­v­a­tive free as well, your kids will love these. Adults too, trust me!

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Melissa, co-winner of the Pamela’s Prod­ucts give­away for sub­mit­ting this won­der­ful treat!

Prep time: 20 min­utes
Total time: 2 hours, 20 min­utes
Yield: 12 peanut but­ter cups
Spe­cial tools: cup cake papers

1/2 c. but­ter of but­ter sub­sti­tute (Earth Bal­ance is GFCFSF)
3/4 c. crunchy peanut but­ter (unsweet­ened & unsalted – Earth Bal­ance is a good choice)
3/4 c. GF gra­ham cracker crumbs (8 indi­vid­ual S’moreables Gra­ham Style Crack­ers, placed in a gallon-sized plas­tic bag and rolled with a rolling pin until in crumbs)
1/4 c. sugar or agave
1 c. choco­late chips (I actu­ally used 1 1/2 c. cuz my fam­ily are greedy choco­late eaters)
1/4 c. almond or rice milk

  1. Line 12 cup­cake tins or 24 mini tins with paper lin­ers (Melissa uses eco lin­ers; I used small Panet­tone papers).
  2. Melt but­ter in saucepan, then add peanut but­ter, gra­ham cracker crumbs and sugar. Mix well until com­bined then remove from heat.
  3. Evenly divide peanut but­ter mix­ture into paper lin­ers (2 T each for reg­u­lar size and 1 T for mini). Place in refrigerator.
  4. Com­bine choco­late chips and milk in saucepan over low heat until melted. Spoon choco­late mix­ture over peanut but­ter mix­ture, smooth­ing with the back of a teaspoon.
  5. Let sit in fridge or freezer for 2 hours (freezer works great too) and serve with crum­bled peanut atop, if desired, along­side a tall glass of almond milk. Yum!

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5 Responses to melissa’s chocolate peanut butter cups

  1. Angie Halten says:

    Looks deli­cious! And so sim­ple to make, I can’t wait to try these out. Thanks!

  2. Jen Broderick says:

    These are yummy and very addic­tive! We made them and I keep going back for more…oh no!

  3. Lea and Hal Corbin says:

    Maiah’s choco­late zuc­chini cake was amaz­ing! It’s my new go-to dessert for summer.

  4. Chad says:

    These look deli­cious. I think a small mod­i­fi­ca­tion would make these a great Hal­loween treat!

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