Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – Valentines Special. Dairy-free. Vegan.

Know any peanut butter lovers?

If so, I have the perfect treat you can gift them on Valentine’s Day.

Check out my Valentine’s twist on the classic peanut butter cup…

Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Valentines Special. #Dairyfree #Vegan

huge chocolate peanut butter hearts!

These treats are so simple to make but definitely have the ‘wow’ factor. They’re giant in size so perfect for sharing with your loved ones

Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Valentines Special. #Dairyfree #Vegan

I made the chocolates in these silicone heart moulds, purchased from Marks & Spencer a few years ago. They were definitely a worthwhile purchase as I’ve made all kinds of Valentines treats with them, including these Raspberry Lemon ‘Cheesecake’ Hearts and Chocolate Crunch Hearts.

Heart Silicone Moulds

Reese’s are probably the most famous peanut butter cup brand, but have you ever checked out their ingredients? Not only they contain a whole bunch of ingredients that I’ve never heard of, but they also contain genetically modified sugar beets, corn and soya beans. These are ingredients that I definitely don’t want to be sharing with my loved ones.

But we don’t have to buy the commercial brands, as it’s so easy to make your own. It’s literally a case of melting some chocolate, stirring together the filling ingredients, then popping them into your moulds.

Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Valentines Special. #Dairyfree #Vegan

By making your own, you can also make them dairy-free, so suitable for sharing with your vegan and dairy-intolerant loved ones. They also happen to be gluten free too.

You know I told you they’re big enough to share? Well once you start on one of these, you might find it extremely hard to give away half (I’m speaking from experience!) But no worries, the recipe makes six, so plenty to go round.

[Note: Recipe updated 2018 to bring it into line with the recipe in the Bit of the Good Stuff Cookbook].

If you make this recipe, I would love to see your creations! Do post them on my Facebook page, tag me on Twitter or use #BitoftheGoodStuff.

This is my February entry for the Suma Blogger’s Network. Want to see what the other Suma bloggers have been up to? Check out this Pinterest board to see all their amazing vegan and veggie creations.

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Products used in this recipe from Suma:
Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter
Suma Organic Coconut Sugar
Nielsen Massey Pure Vanilla Extract

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! xx

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12 thoughts on “Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – Valentines Special. Dairy-free. Vegan.

  1. Oh yummy Sharon! I love that you’ve made these giant! I never tried Reese’s before and I’ve never tried making these. Yours look perfect. Lots of chocolate and a nice thick peanut butter filling. Hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day.

  2. I live with a peanut butter fiend!
    Perfect for him and so. A little treat to eek out and this peanut butter piggy can have some love!

  3. These look so much better than the real thing Sharon – so much more real! Gail will adore these and as she’s from the USA where Reese’s are a childhood treat it’ll be that bit extra special

    1. Thank you so much Jonathan! I really hope Gail likes them. I gave a couple to ‘M’ for Valentines in a gold box. He loved them! Said they were much nicer than any commercial peanut butter cup he’d ever tried 😀

  4. Oh, yum yum yum. I was craving chocolate peanut butter cups the other day and wishing I had vegan ones near me to buy, but clearly I need to organise myself to make these instead 😀 I have made them before but your recipe looks particularly delicious.

    1. Thanks Kari. They are so easy to make at home. I haven’t tried this yet, but I imagine they freeze well too. Definitely worth making a stash for when peanut butter cup cravings strike 😉

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