Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Happy Valentine's Day! This year, Valentine's Day happens to fall smack dab in the middle of 30 Days of Vegan, but I knew there was no way I could go without a sweet treat. So, after seeing this recipe over on Design Sponge, I knew it would be the perfect way to indulge in a decadent Valentine's day treat without cheating.

What you need:
1/4 c. crushed graham crackers
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 c. peanut butter
3 c. chocolate chips
cupcake liners

Melt 1.5 cups chocolate chips in a double boiler, or a metal bowl atop a pot, or a bowl in the microwave.

Using a spoon, dollop in about a tablespoon full of chocolate into each cup.

This part takes some finesse. While the chocolate is still warm, swirl it around the cup to coat the side. You could also use a spoon or pastry brush, but this way the cup is nice and evenly coated.

After all the cups are coated, pop them in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the remaining 1.5 cups of chocolate and mix together the PB, powdered sugar and graham cracker...

Until it looks something like this

Take out the cups out of the fridge, they should be nice and solid. Divide the peanut butter into 12 evenly sized bowls (we did this on a plate)...

Then put them in the cups and flatten them down with your fingers.

Cover them with the remaining chocolate and pop them back in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

They come out looking like this. I was surprised how easy they were to put together and how beautiful they turned out.

What sweet treats are you enjoying this Valentine's Day?

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