Vegan Macadamia Butter Chocolate Cups

 Oh macadamia, delicious, fatty macadamia nut, why art thou so scrumptious. 
I really can't get enough of macadamia nuts, especially in butter form sweetened with maple syrup or golden delicious, devine, I tell ya.
So these are really your standard peanut butter chocolate cups, but made with macadamia, which makes these just that more tasty, really everyone, who tried these got this look on their face, unbelieving, awe, orgiastic gaze, may I suggest? It was so strange and delightful to see the same reactions on different people. 
I live to bake and make people happy ;D

So please go ahead and make these, you will not regret it on little bit, okay maybe a little, because you won't be able to stop eating them and will hate me for making you eat all of those horrible calories. Well come on, live a little, you don't have to be on a diet all of the time, now, do you, I have been for the last two years, still on it in fact, but some days you just have to have a treat.

300g macadamia nuts or 300g macadamia butter
300g powdered sugar
a few drops of vanilla essence
60g vegan butter
250g of dark chocolate, vegan preferably
agave syrup to taste
silicon muffin molds of non-stick baking paper

If you got your own food processor, make macadamia butter yourself, it is super quick and so satisfying, you canl lick the bowl afterwards too. Just add your macadamia nuts to the food processor, turn it on, leave the room for a few minutes, come back and be amazed, you just made macadamia butter.
Now in that food processor put in the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until everthing is nicely incorporated. The mixture should be like a stiff dough. Using your hands, roll the peanut butter into balls or flat coins and set aside onto parchment paper.
Now, I used normal sized muffin molds to meke the cups, which as an afterthought, used up far too much chocolate, not bad, don't get me wrong, but I had some, were I didn't use that much chocolate, and they were really nice too. 
Melt your chocolate, either microwave it or melt it over a pan of water, mix in your butter. Taste it and see if it is sweet enough for you, if not, add some sweetner as agave syrup, or whatever you have on hand, but don't make it too sweet, you don't want a sugar bomb.
So if you want to make large ones like mine put some chocolate in the bottom of each of the 12 muffin molds and then freeze them for a few miutes.Take the molds out of the freezer and set your macadamia coins or balls on top of each chocolate bottom. Cover with remaining chocolate and freeze again. You might need to melt more chocolate, if you haven't got enough to cover all of the cups.
Or you can but the macadamia balls into the chocolate mix and using a fork cover evry side of the ball and then set it on top of the non-stick baking paper. That will let you use a lot less chocolate, then the first method.
Enjoy and share and have fun watching the reactions of your taste testers ;)


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