Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups- vegan, gluten free

I made some small and some large...
It's funny how something gets popular all of a sudden and you find it everywhere, isn't it? That American classic, the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, has been getting a makeover all around the blogosphere just lately (and even in Waitrose "Weekend" magazine this week) and The Yogi Vegetarian is no exception. I have seen peanut versions, almond versions and even some amazing-looking raw versions. Okay, so we might be a little late with them- has had giant peanut butter cups on it for years- but hey, they've arrived now, just in time for the festive season.
 Our cups are veganised by using dairy free dark chocolate and given a twist by using cashews instead of peanuts. There are only 2 ingredients, plus chocolate moulds or mini cupcake cases, but you could always add a little agave or raw sugar to the filling if you like- personally, I don't think they need it. Make them as Christmas gifts, after-dinner treats, or just because...

Makes around 20 small cups:
125g roasted salted cashews
150g  vegan dark chocolate
(some silicone chocolate moulds and/ or mini cupcake cases)
  • Make the filling by putting the nuts into a food processor and leaving it running until they form a buttery ball, a little firmer than regular nut butter (so don't overdo it).
  • Melt the chocolate. I didn't bother to temper it first, although by the end of the whole process re-warming it probably did that job. Using a pastry brush, carefully coat the inside of your moulds and let it set. Build up 2 or 3 layers to make a strong shell.
  • When the shells are set, fill them with the cashew butter. 
  • Spread the remaining melted chocolate evenly over the top of the cashew butter and decorate with a few nuts if you like. Wait patiently for the cups to harden fully before carefully removing them from the moulds.


  1. So easy and's the "wait patiently" part that is hard! Thanks for the recipe! :)

    1. Yeah, but if you put it in the freezer, although the chocolate may develop a white "bloom" it will be ready to eat far sooner ;)


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