Vegan No Bake Giant Reeces Peanut Butter Cup

peanut butter cakes

For anyone who knows me it will come as no surprise that I am obsessed with peanut butter, like 1000% obsessed. When I went to America last year I had every Reeces flavoured thing you could find: Ice Cream. Chocolate, Cookies, Donuts, you name it and I am probably going to be doing exactly the same when I head to the States later this year especially since I’ve hunted down a few vegan bakeries and Ben and Jerry’s have a dairy free Peanut Butter ice-cream flavour out (hooray!)

At Christmas I decided to see whether I could make a giant Reeces Peanut Butter cup because my brother’s girlfriend is just as obsessed as I am and then it wouldn’t just be me eating it. I knew I wanted to make the recipe Vegan friendly as I have been trying to stick to a Vegan diet as much as possible so after looking at some recipes and adapting some I have found a four ingredient Vegan friendly way to make it.

You need to start by mixing the middle of the cookie by bashing up digestive biscuits. Some research told me that the McVities light Digestives were Vegan friendly *yay* and I began by using about half a packet. Once these are smashed up add them to a large bowl and add three large tablespoons of peanut butter alongside three tablespoons of golden syrup.

vegan no bake peanut butter cup

You want the biscuits to be completely covered by the mixture so add a bit more of each ingredient if there isn’t enough to go over it all. You want the mixture to be sticky but if you put your spoon (or a hand in) the mixture doesn’t stick to it. If it is too dry add more golden syrup, if it’s too runny then add more peanut butter.

Once you’re happy with your mixture spoon it all into a tart dish (preferably one with a removeable base). When you squish it down with a spoon remember no mixture should stick to the spoon! This can then go into the fridge for about 2-3 hours.

The next bit is the fun bit where you get to cover it in chocolate! Pop the cooled cookie out of the tart dish (I tend to put it upside down as the bottom is completely flat and looks nicer) and then melt the chocolate. You can use any dairy free chocolate, the obvious choice is dark chocolate and I like to use some of the dairy free options from Heidi as well.

Now it’s just a case of melting the chocolate and spreading it over. You don’t want too thin a layer so it breaks when you serve it, but nothing too thick as the cookie itself is pretty sweet. Then it’s just a case of popping it back in the fridge and enjoying it! Yummmmmmm.

What’s your favourite thing to bake?
February 12, 2016
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  • Reply Vicky

    Sounds very delicious. Sadly I couldn't eat it being gluten free, I'd have to make my own digestive biscuits but I LOVE peanut butter especially on toast with banana.

    February 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    Oh this looks delicious, may make for my OH for a Valentines present

    February 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    This looks amazing. One of the many things I love about America is how they put peanut butter in everything haha

    February 12, 2016 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Oh gosh that looks AMAZING! I'm a big fan of peanut butter too. 🙂

    February 12, 2016 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Catstello

    These look great, vegan too – awesome!!

    February 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Beautykinguk

    Yep am needing some of these right now please, am a huge fan of Reeces everything!

    February 12, 2016 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    I LOVE Reesce's peanut butter cups. It's one thing I always buy when I go to the US (even though you can get them here now) Bookmarked and drooled over!

    February 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Emma White

    oh wow these sound amazing and although I am not vegan who cares I can make them anyway

    February 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply Stella Olojola

    Cake. I love cake. This looks so yummy.

    February 12, 2016 at 11:21 pm
  • Reply Natasha Mairs

    oh my!! I so need to make these! Reece's are my absolute favourite!

    February 13, 2016 at 9:16 am
  • Reply Teresa Bowen

    I have a packet of digestive biscuits that were destined to be a cheesecake base. Might just have to make this instead.

    February 13, 2016 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Kitty Kaos

    Oh my gosh can I just eat all of this now please? This looks so yum x

    Miss Kitty Kaos – Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

    February 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Laura Hartley

    I'm obsessed with peanut butter too so this is right up my street!! Thanks for the recipe, these look fab 🙂

    February 13, 2016 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Hannah Dainty

    These look so simple to make, My husband loves peanut butter so I will have to give these a go

    February 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Sarah-Louise Bailey

    Oh wow these sound absolutely delicious and sound so easy to make – I must try it! x

    February 13, 2016 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply ali

    They look yummy, I know that my daughter would love these, she loves peanut butter!

    February 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Helen at Casa Costello

    Wow this looks amazing – I found a jar of peanut butter in the back of the cupboard yesterday and may very well give this a try. Thanks for sharing x

    February 14, 2016 at 12:12 am
  • Reply Emily Underworld

    These look perfect and easy to make, I'll have to try them.

    February 14, 2016 at 4:55 am
  • Reply Jessica Ayun

    So efficient to make. Will try this but I love baking cheese cake. Hehe.

    February 14, 2016 at 5:16 am
  • Reply Life-As-Mum

    Ah these just look so delicious and so simple to make.

    February 14, 2016 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Stressed Mum

    These look delicious will have to try making these x

    February 14, 2016 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Nicol

    i would definitely make these! these would definitely be less sickly than the actual reeces haha

    February 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Oh yum! These look and sounds amazing. My favourite thing to bake is cupcakes with my children 🙂

    February 15, 2016 at 12:07 am
  • Reply Charlotte

    This sounds delicious! I had a chocolate peanut butter milkshake the other day. It was amazing! x

    February 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Don't Cramp My Style

    This looks soo yummy!! I love peanut butter!!

    February 15, 2016 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Zena's Suitcase

    I've got to admit I'm a Reese's fan too. We are going to New York this week, and I suspect a few things like this will be consumed. I am loving this recipe too!

    February 16, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Deborah Nicholas

    Oh that looks delicious! Definitely on my to do list!

    February 17, 2016 at 10:37 pm
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