Yesterday I indulged myself to a trip to one of those fun Halloween stores. You know, those pop up stores that appear in empty warehouses or stores come September, full of costumes, decorations and other fun hauntings?…

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I’m not gonna lie–I felt like I was at Disneyland for those 30 minutes. Well, *my* version of Disneyland, if Walt created a world full of ghosts, goblins and ghouls; stocked with some really freaky life-like and full-sized creatures that actually move when you touch their button.

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I screamed with sheer delight the entire time I was there (no literally, I did. I screamed a lot). I pushed every button that I could find in the place and watched with freakish delight as each scary creature came to life. Some were so frightening to me that I even took a picture of it, like this one:

She actually swings back and forth and in a little girl’s voice, giggles and sings in the most creepy way imaginable. 

Okay really though? That is some serious spookiness and I couldn’t get enough of it! But you know what I really can’t get enough of (and neither will you)? These raw candy bars that taste like actual Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Talk about spooky similarities, these scary treats will send shivers up and down your spine….

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You like what I did there? Excellent transition eh? Taking a bow.

***In order for this recipe to be considered raw, you must use peanut butter made from raw peanuts. There is a reason peanuts are roasted however–the chance of salmonella is increased if not cooked, therefore finding raw peanuts is a difficult task. If you are not concerned with being 100% raw, simply use regular ol’ peanut butter or you can always substitute almond butter (or even The Vegan Chickpea’s amazing Raw Pecan Butter–how awesome is that?) I am Cara, and I approve this message.***

Raw Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

{Raw vegan} Gluten, egg, dairy, and refined sugar-free

Makes approx 12 medium-sized Peanut Butter Cups

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 c. raw peanut butter (I have a store near me that actually sells raw peanut butter but feel free to use almond or regular peanut butter–that is, if you aren’t aiming for 100% raw)
  • 4 Tb coconut oil, melted
  • 4 Tb agave or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Recipe for Raw Chocolate (in melted form)
  • Peanut Butter Cups candy mold (medium-sized)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine nut butter, coconut oil, agave, and vanilla together until well mixed.
  2. Pour into mold. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from mold gently and dip each nut butter cup into the raw chocolate until fully coated.
  4. Allow to set either on the counter or if you are impatient like I am, freeze them again.

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