I love dessert. Always have, always will.
What I don’t love, is eating desserts that are full of refined sugar, preservatives, additives, and other gross stuff that my body doesn’t need. Over the past year I have been making more and more raw desserts, and treats that are actually good for you.
Going through my Pinterest “Vegan Dessert” board last night, I decided on two quick recipes to try out. One being a chocolate/peanut butter crunch cup, and the other a raw peanut butter cookie ice cream sandwich (which will have its own post later this week.)
The recipe for the crunch cups came from The Honour System. Where has this site been all my life?! This woman has an entire section of vegan recipes that she shares, and they ALL look incredible.
All the crunch cups consist of is:
crispy rice cereal
I followed the instructions and mixed the peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil in a pan on the stove, then added the cocoa powder, then salt and vanilla, and finally the crispy rice cereal.
I used a few silicone liners to dollop some of the mixture into, then popped them in the freezer.
Fifteen minutes later…They came out great! Perfectly sweet with a nice crunch, and the peanut butter:chocolate ratio could not be better.
Next time I make these, I’d love to experiment and swap out some ingredients for others. Maybe agave in place of the maple syrup, some cashews or walnuts in lieu of the rice cereal, or maybe I’ll try some raspberries for a PB&J-like effect! I better calm down over here.
I love the simplicity of this dessert and how easily you can customize it to your own tastes. Recipes like these are what make being a vegan so easy and delicious!
In my next post I’ll show off those raw peanut butter cookie ice cream sandwiches I made! Please trust me when I tell you that you need them in your life.