Monday, October 26, 2015

Vegan Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cream Chocolate Candy

This weekend, on a whim, I decided I really wanted some kind of chocolate.  And peanut butter.  Better yet, a chocolate and peanut butter creation. But instead of my normal go-to cake, this time I decided to whip up a batch of candies.  If you’ve never made this type of dessert before, don’t worry, they're super simple and easy to make.  I'll show you how you can whip up this chocolaty goodness in no time flat...

You’ll need:

1 cup creamy peanut butter

2 1/2  cups powdered sugar

2 cups vegan chocolate chips

Prepare a large cookie sheet by covering with parchment paper.

       In a large bowl with an electric mixer, whip the shortening and peanut butter until fluffy.  Beat in one cup of powdered sugar, then the second cup of powdered sugar.  Finally, mix in the last half cup and whip until smooth. 
       You can use either a double boiler or a microwave for this next step.  Melt the chocolate chips, stirring until they reach a smooth consistency.  Allow the chocolate to cool just enough that it won’t melt the peanut butter, but is still a pourable consistency.

        Next, use a spoon to scoop up a small amount of the peanut butter mixture, then carefully dip that into the chocolate.  Be sure to completely cover the peanut butter!  We want the chocolate all over that little baby. Place the peanut butter ball onto the covered cookie sheet. 

       Continue this process until you’ve used up all of the peanut butter mixture.  Put the cookie sheet into the fridge and allow to cool until the chocolate hardens.

       Now just serve and enjoy this delicious little treat!