Hi guys! So I don’t know about all of you, and I think I’ve said this before, but I have a massive sweet tooth. I love candy but I want to and enjoy being healthy, so the two sides of myself are constantly at war ha-ha. Since Halloween was 3 days ago I am on junk food overload! But in a day or two I will want something sweet again so today I am going to make some homemade sweets so when the craving hits I have something on hand I can grab that won’t make me feel crappy. This recipe is from Alicia Silverstone’s book “the kind diet” and has inspired me to try to make homemade versions of my other favorite candies; those adventures are yet to come J
Here’s what you need:
½ cup Earth Balance butter (or other non-dairy butter)
¾ cup crunchy peanut butter (unsweetened and unsalted)
¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup maple sugar or other granulated sweetener (* I have gotten maple sugar at Whole Foods but it’s kind of expensive so shop around and see if you can find it cheap or just use a regular granulated sweetener)
1 cup vegan chocolate chips (you can get these at whole foods for about the cost of normal chocolate chips)
¼ cup non-dairy milk
¼ cup chopped nuts of your choice
Here’s what you do:
Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside.
Melt the non-dairy 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 among the muffin cups.
Combine the chocolate and milk in another pan. Stir frequently over medium heat until the chocolate has melted. Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture. Top with chopped nuts of your choice and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
*I didnt put any nuts on the top of mine this time