Sunday, December 27, 2009

i can't fucking stop

those are vegan peanut butter cups and before you turn your nose up at them let me just tell u that they are retarded. and by retarded i mean fucking awesome. forget the bullshit nuts on top. they are a time waster and i don't need little nut nibs in my teeth dragging me down. nope. fuck em. not worth it.
do however make them. u will be so glad u did. and they are vegan and healthful and shit so u will feel inherently better about eating them.
i made them for christmas and i have had 2 every day since christmas. there is one left and i am hoping supermike eats it before i get to it. (that is a lie)
anyway..where was i? oh yes. FUCKING MAKE THESE!!
here is the recipe provided by cher aka alicia silverstone (with my modifications which i feel make them better):

INGREDIENTS
1⁄2 cup Earth Balance butter (u could use reg butter but let me tell u..earth balance is delicious)
3⁄4 cup crunchy peanut butter ( i used creamy-unsweetened, unsalted)
(preferably unsweetened and unsalted)
3⁄4 cup graham cracker crumbs or 10 graham cracker squares
1⁄4 cup maple sugar or other granulated sweetener ( i used maple sugar and i grinded it up with the graham crackers in the food processor b/c maple sugar granules are BIG- also maple sugar is crazy expensive but worth it)
1 cup grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate or carob chips (fuck this bullshit too, grain sweetened choc chips are no where near as good as the reg and carob chips taste like dirty balls. but i make sure i use mostly dark chips with NO dairy or filler. whole foods 365 brand dark choc chips are what i used)
1⁄4 cup soy, rice, or nut milk ( i use so delicious brand unsweetened coconut milk in the dairy case at whole foods. it is perfect. but if u are into the dairy thing milk would work too)
1⁄4 cup chopped pecans, almonds, or peanuts (no thanks)

STEPS
Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. (If You Care makes unbleached liners made from recycled paper.)
Set aside.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Stir in the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and maple sugar and mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat.
Evenly divide the mixture, approximately 2 tablespoons per cup, among the muffin cups.
Combine the chocolate and milk in another pan.
Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted.
Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
Top with chopped nuts.
Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving.

ok..i have made these a few times and after the first time i learned the hard way that after u pour the peanut butter/graham cracker/earth balance mixture into the muffin tin FIRST refrigerate it so that it gets firm and chilled for about 30 minutes...THEN pour the chocolate mixture over it.

then chill according to the recipe.

for more vegan recipes via the kind diet cookbook go to the kind life website.

13 comments:

The Blasphemous Fiendess said...

Thank you dahlink, these look delicious! I like the kind life blog, but I haven't visited in awhile. Cocoa Camino makes fair trade chocolate chips that are dark chocolate and yummy. I use those in baking. OOOOH the word verification is "suckiese" I love it! Only two a day-such willpower!

court. said...

woman, stop torturing me with these tales of vegan goodness! I'm doing just fine subsiding on the "single girl" diet of cereal and two cups a coffee per day. Now I'm gonna have to go out and buy pots, pans, and christ, knives!

Since you are so cheftastic, how about posting about what exactly one needs in one's kitchen? No fancypants "garnish knives" just shit that I will need seeing as I'm cutting apples with butter knives...

Kristin said...

My PMS fest is over...yet I'm compelled to make and consume all of these still. Maybe I'm just a pig. Ah ha ha

Simply Mel said...

Holy PNUT Fest! I'm going to smack you for sharing this....I don't need more great tasting things in my reach! BTW, I found the Coconut Bliss Chocolate and Peanut Butter - TO DIE INCREDIBLE!

I'm thinking of going back to my raw diet ways in 2010. At least vegan again for sure. Started eating meat again when pregnant with the crumb. Although, I really do not eat it much any more, and when I do, it is all local, organic, free-range, I still feel SO MUCH better when vegetable diet.

Hope Fiona had a hellava Christmas! Best one for us in many years...being home sans relatives put it over-the-top in wonderful world!

Lauren said...

oh my=== you know what i'm doing

love u!!!!!

nkp said...

Those sound mighty good. I love nuts, so extra on mine if you please.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and you're so fun and witty... and so smart.
But, "retarded" really? To me it's right up there with the "n" word, it just is. I know you mean it light-heartedly, but, really, it's extremely offensive.

my favorite and my best said...

retarded=fucking awesome.

Christie Squire said...

YummEEE! I wonder if these would work with So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer, instead of the milk beverage. I think I'm going to try it, since I have some in the fridge!

Erika said...

mostly i am scared of you. but secretly i want to be friends with you.

i think you would bite my hand if i took your last peanut butter thingy, though. that is not a good friend thing to do.

my favorite and my best said...

no erika...never fear me. i am a very gentle soul. the blog is a platform for my alter ego..that's all. i would share all of my pbcups with you. esp. since u are breastfeeding and need the xtra calories. i am nice. but i WOULD touch your boobs bc they are probably all lumpy and shit.

Erika said...

i was happy when you wanted to share your tasty treats.

then i was sad when you said my breasts are lumpy. i am a different erika. at least, i am not a breast-feeding erika.

sadly, this does not excuse me from having lumpy breasts.

perhaps we will still find a way to be friends.

Anonymous said...

retarded=ignorance. there's nothing awesome about it. my sister, for one, would not find anything fucking awesome about it. it has a bad history. you can't change that. you're too smart to excuse it.