wasabi peanut butter cups

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dessert, Gluten Free, recipes, Valentines Day, Vegan

I made several flavors of peanut butter cups for Valentines Day. For a step by step photo tutorial (and to see some detailed Earth chocolates), click here. For the following recipes, refer to that method when reading directions.

Peanut butter cups are easy to make, using very few ingredients, and can be made tonight, in time for Valentines Day! Making up surprise middles is the best part.

The new favorite peanut butter cup in our house? Wasabi.

wasabi peanut butter cups

After the second layer of peanut butter, dot wasabi on top or if you are adventurous and like spicy heat, spread a layer atop peanut butter. Yum. Continue and complete with final layer(s) of chocolate.

I was generous with the wasabi:

Wasabi and peanut butter are a surprisingly good pairing. Nestle that perfect pairing into dark chocolate? Happy Valentines Day, indeed.

graham peanut butter cups

Prior to the second layer of peanut butter, add a layer of graham crumbs to the first layer of chocolate. Top with peanut butter layer and continue with final layers of chocolate.

dark chocolate ginger cups

Get rid of the peanut butter altogether in this one! Replace with generous chunks of crystallized ginger, cover with final layer of dark chocolate. Mmm – such a delicious combination!

…and then? I covered them in Valentines decor! Remember how I told you my first try with vegan white chocolate didn’t quite work this year? I was able to salvage it, and I made it into fuchsia fondant hearts. Hearts that topped each and every flavor of peanut butter cups.

Well, the ones that didn’t have swirled chocolate and pink glitter or rainbow sprinkles.

Happy Valentines!


{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Abby February 13, 2012 at 5:35 am

Ooh! Graham cracker cups? That sounds very unique and delicious. I wonder how something with toffee would be, like a Heath cup? The possibilities are endless…

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours, albeit a bit early! 😉


2 Nichole February 13, 2012 at 5:40 am

Sweet and spicy, you know the way to mans heart indeed! MMMM


3 Victoria (District Chocoholic) February 13, 2012 at 6:00 am

Freaking brilliant flavor combination. I need to pair chocolate and wasabi…


4 Shannon Roche February 13, 2012 at 6:02 am

WASABI?! I want to make this now. That sounds so terrific.


5 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 13, 2012 at 7:19 am

How did you even THINK of this combination?! Sounds so interesting…


6 Christine (Merf) February 13, 2012 at 7:29 am

Wow, what an interesting combo!


7 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 13, 2012 at 7:39 am

Fabulous cups! All the options and versions….and the wasabi! nothing like a little heat with your dessert to open those sinuses :)


8 natalie (the sweets life) February 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

mmm I love the sound of all of them! And they all look so professionally made!


9 Kris @Krazy_Kris February 13, 2012 at 8:22 am

whoa… how on EARTH did you think of this? I trust that it is FABULOUS! I love these surprisingly wonderful and unexpected combinations – lovely!


10 Ashley F. February 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

Loving these! I love a little heat with my chocolate!


11 Richa@HobbyandMore February 13, 2012 at 10:06 am

you had me at wasabi… i think hubbs is going to looooove something like this. it will be fun if i tell him its just a regular pb cup and he bites into it 😀


12 caitlin February 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

Genius. How DO you come up with this awesomeness?


13 sippitysup February 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Oh no you didn’t… GREG


14 Kim - Liv Life February 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Absolutely fantastic!! I’m loving those little cups… must, must have!


15 Pure2raw twins February 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm

wasabi and peanut butter??? now that sounds very interesting…in a good way!


16 Tassie February 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Oh My!!! What Fun!!! I can’t wait to try this out…. I may do some tomorrow night… and have an AFTER Valentine’s Day Party on Wednesday!!! hahaha… complete with CHOCOLATE!!!!


17 Diane {Created by Diane} February 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm

oh these sound really great. I love spicy and wasabi so I will have to give them a try!


18 Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} February 14, 2012 at 5:24 am

i love sweet and spicy and peanut butter and chocolate and ginger and chocolate. Long story short, I love all these chocolate cups!
Happy Valentine’s day!


19 Russell at Chasing Delicious February 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

How cool are these! I am loving that wasabi one. Yum!


20 spabettie February 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

wasabi and chocolate, it really is very good! :)


21 Anne February 24, 2012 at 4:19 am

wasabi??? how DO you come up with this stuff? :) sounds great, I can’t wait to try.


22 Ashlae April 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Where did you get the shallow cup liners? I NEEEED THEM! These sound delicious, by the way :)


23 spabettie April 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm

hi Ashlae – these are the BEST!! I found them at Michaels Craft Store in the candy making section. I LOVE THEM!


24 Annabel April 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

l love your wasabi butter cups ! Can not wait to make them :)
Where did you get those perfect paper cups?
Can not find them anywhere??
Can you help me?

Thank you very much


25 spabettie April 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm

hi Annabel! I buy these cups in the candy making section of our craft store, Michaels. I hope you can find them in your area, not sure if you have a Michaels, but you should have some type of craft or specialty baking/candy making supply?

I hope you try the wasabi pb – it is a delicious combination!


26 Annabel April 7, 2012 at 6:56 am

Thank you !


27 Darren Polish July 3, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Fantastic combination of chocolate & wasabi! Thanks for putting this on our radar.


28 spabettie July 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

you are welcome – this is really a great combination, we make these a lot!


29 Darren Polish March 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

If you ever make more, please send some our way!


30 Kristina Sloggett March 29, 2013 at 8:52 am

will do! 😉


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