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Peanut Butter Cups


peanut butter cups
My two year old son has a little sore on his ankle, I am assuming it is from his new sandals. I have attempted putting a band aid on it purely while he has his shoes on. This completely freaks him out! He sits on the ground crying ‘ow, ow, ow’ and holding his foot until I take it off. He then breathes a sigh of relief and gets on with his day. The sore itself isn’t bothering him at all. I recall my daughter having a similar response to her first band aid experience.
However, something drastic seems to happen between the ages of two and four that takes band aids from being terrifying and invasive to being the coolest thing ever!! My daughter, who is now six, loves band aids. She wants band aids for bruises, band aids for headaches and is even excited by the idea of her brother getting one.
I always remember my Aunty telling me how she gave her kids a box of band aids each at Christmas when they were young. They were their very own band aids to use as ruthlessly as they liked. My Lu would love this!
Another thing that my little man finds very disturbing is the sticky texture of peanut butter, he will not stand for it. But our peanut butter cups, straight from the freezer, he absolutely loves. Perhaps I will give him one next time I attempt to cover his sore with a strange, sticky, plastic strip.

Peanut Butter Cups

  • 5 tablespoons of natural peanut butter*
  • 5 medjool dates, seeds removed**
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  1. Place the ingredients into your food processor or blender.
  2. Pulse until well combined.
  3. Press the mixture into a silicon mini muffin mould.
  4. Put in the freezer to set and to store.
  5. Eat and enjoy.

* you can sub the peanut butter with almond butter. For a nut free version use 4 tablespoons of hulled tahini and an extra medjool date.

**I store them at room temperature and if they feel dry I briefly soak them in boiling water and strain prior to making the cups.

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Rach_the_vego March 26, 2014 - 9:49 pm

tooo easy…..gotta give this one a shot.. Hb is huge PB fan so this is going to be a hit. Am curious to try the tahini version to. I might even be tempted to try with my black tahini too.

Terri VZ May 1, 2014 - 6:18 am

I appreciate this story today. My eldest is mr sensitive with senses, especially touch. Then my youngest this week had the tiniest ouchy ever, maybe a 2 mm scab! However he was so proud of it and wanted a bandaid! He was sad yesterday when it was healed and he didn’t have it! He forgets he usually has ouchies on his knees and a bruise on the head like a typical 1yo boy ha ha.

Janine June 20, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Have just made these and they unbelievable! So yum! Mine turned out just like the picture which is great as normally I fail in the presentation stakes.
My son is allergic to eggs and your website has so many egg free snack options, brilliant 🙂

bianca June 21, 2014 - 9:11 am

Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate the feedback. I am rapt that you have enjoyed them and that the recipe worked well for you. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. Bianca. x

Natalie Collard July 5, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Just made my second batch of these since discovering your site a week ago..Dad’s request! Everybody loves them! Thanks Bianca x

Bianca Slade July 7, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Fabulous!!! Thank you Natalie, I am glad you enjoy them. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. Bianca

Eve June 7, 2015 - 11:59 am

I’ve made these a few times now, and they are way too moreish! I wouldn’t sit there and eat 5 tablespoons of peanut butter and 5 medjool dates, but these are so delicious and easy to eat that I have to try really hard not to eat them all in one sitting. I’ve made them as balls and have also made them in a silicone mould. A winner of a recipe for sure!

Bianca Slade June 10, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Fabulous!!! Thank YOU! I am glad you like them. I really appreciate the feedback. x


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