Friday, February 4, 2011

|pb cup heaven|

If you love peanut butter cups you just HAVE to make these... The Kind Lifer Peanut Butter Cups.  There really is nothing like them and they are so much better than Reese's PB Cups!  And oh yes... they are VEGAN!  You won't believe it when you down one, or two, or maybe three of these suckers.  Take it from someone who is a die hard fan of anything peanut butter, let alone peanut butter and chocolate.  :)  I like to keep mine in the freezer and then when I want one I take it out for just a few minutes before I devour it.  They are normally a little soft, so the freezer helps harden them up.  I buy my goods at Whole Foods because I know I can find the organic graham crackers and I buy the maple sugar granules too!


1⁄2 cup Earth Balance butter
3⁄4 cup crunchy peanut butter - (preferably unsweetened and unsalted)
3⁄4 cup graham cracker crumbs or 10 graham cracker squares
1⁄4 cup maple sugar or other granulated sweetener
1 cup grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate or carob chips
1⁄4 cup soy, rice, or nut milk
1⁄4 cup chopped pecans, almonds, or peanuts

Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. (If You Care makes unbleached liners made from recycled paper.)
Set aside.
Melt the 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, approximately 2 tablespoons per cup, among the muffin cups.
Combine the chocolate and milk in another pan.
Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted.
Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
Top with chopped nuts.
Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving.  

Starting my Saturday!  :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I'm a guest blogger over at the blog belonging to the one and only Rachel Carlson!  Do you know her?  I love her!  We met eons ago in the scrapping world and I was her Secret Bunny in a gift exchange one year.  I surprised her with a box of goodies and one of these...  A Claudine Hellmuth Poppets of which I KNOW she adores.  She's one uber talented scrapper who works for Tattered Angels, 7 Gypsies and Thermo Web.  She's simply AMAZING and one of these days I will make it up there to see her.  THANKS Rach!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


This totally makes me laugh and it's what I am going to say from now on...