Sometimes people are scared of making desserts.
Wait, I have to turn on the oven?
Do I have to buy crazy ingredients?
I am just “not a baker.”
Well, never fear my chubby veganers; this is the easiest dessert ever in life, ever, ever, forever ever.
I stumbled across a new vegan website the other day that I absolutely adore. The Vegan Stoner is written (and illustrated) by two amazing graphic artists and vegans. Their concept is to take the idea of vegan cooking down to the absolute basics; a couple of easy to find ingredients, a few steps, and BAM- vegan yum, yums!
Their pictures are so beautiful (jealous) and their illustrations are amazing and hilarious. I have a crazy vegan crush on both of them.
So these peanut butter squares are from the Vegan Stoner. I brought them to a work luncheon and they were snarfed down in about 5 seconds flat.
The recipe and more pictures after the jump.
Peanut Butter Squares
Source: Vegan Stoner
1 bag of Vegan Chocolate Chips
½ Cup of Peanut Butter
2-3 Tb. of Powdered Sugar (sifted to remove clumps)
2 Tb. of Graham Cracker Crumbs (optional)
Place half a bag of chocolate chips in a small glass container (8” pyrex) and melt in the microwave. This takes about 90 secs to 2 minutes. Check and stir halfway, you might not need that long. Make sure chocolate fills up the bottom of the container.
Freeze for at least 2 hours.
Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, and graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl. Once mixed thoroughly, spread over the frozen chocolate. Cover evenly.
Melt remaining chocolate chips in a separate bowl. Pour and spread over the peanut butter. Return to the freezer for at least 2-3 hours. I recommend freezing overnight. Cut into squares and watch them disappear!
Chubby Vegan Notes
- Clearly, these are delicious. That is all.
- I always use either Ghirardelli Semi Sweet Chips or Trader Joe’s semi sweet. Both are so good!
- Powdered sugar does not need to be sifted, but it does help keep from having little white clumps.
- The graham cracker crumbs were recommended by my friend Michelle, an amazing baker and one of my very best friends. She (rightly so) said that it would make this taste more like a peanut butter cup. They are definitely a lovely addition, but optional.
- Make sure you use a really sharp knife when you cut these and keep them chilled until you are ready to serve them.