The Kind Diet - Peanut Butter Cups

I finally made the beloved Peanut Butter Cups from The Kind Diet.  This recipe is talked about in the book a bunch, and is plastered all over thekindlife.com forum, so I thought it was high time I tried to make them.  The recipe is super easy.  Reece's PB cups are one of my favorite candies, and most certainly prohibited as a vegan.  These definitely taste healthier for a peanut butter cup, but if you love peanut butter they'll hit the spot.  I spent the winter tying to become a chocolate snob by trying all the good dark chocolates I could get my hands on (maybe THAT's why I gained so much weight!)  Alicia's recipe calls for "nondairy chocolate or carob chips."  For some reason, I guess I didn't realize how easy it is to find nondairy chocolate, and thought I should at least try carob. Please for your chocolate loving soul, do not use carob.  I had never tried carob before, and used it in this recipe. I'm glad I made a few with less carob to get the idea. Some people really like carob.  I most certainly don't.  I'm going to make a new batch stat with real (nondairy) chocolate.  I may try a few other tweaks.  I'll let you know how they turn out...


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Morgan--
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Oh girl...I totally agree on NOT using carob here!!!!! While there is definitely a time and a place for carob, and it can be really delicious, this is just not the place! It would totally butcher the taste of a "peanut butter cup" in my opinion! And I tweaked the recipe also, it was more gooey and didn't hold together as well, so I made a few changes that helped it hold together better.
Vegan Piggy
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I can't wait to make them again. Your recipe satisfied my chocolate craving for sure :)
andreadevon
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i am excited to see the recipe for these yummy pb + chocolate treats... but with the chocolate for sure! i am trying to include more flour-free desserts in my world now, and these look perfect! i don't know what it is about carob, but eww for sure. i bought a bunch of raw carob to use in raw goodies and was sadly disappointed. chocolate always wins in my world! cheers to your cute site... stoked i found it. aloha, andrea
Vegan Piggy
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Thank you for your sweet post :) This recipe does have graham crackers, so I'm not sure if they'd be considered flour free. They're still tasty though :)

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