“Take 5” Cups


Take 5 bars were a treat we loved growing up – we’re obsessed with that sweet and salty combo. So (of course) we had to recreate them.


The delicious combination of sweet and salty comes from just a few simple ingredients:

Vegan chocolate chips (these are our favorites)

Homemade caramel (made from dates, vanilla, and salt)


Peanut butter (this is our go-to brand)

Pretzels (you can use a gluten-free option)

In our opinion, these taste even better than the original Take 5 bars we grew up eating. In addition to being animal-friendly, these treats are made from good-for-you ingredients, so go ahead, dig in!

Make sure to let us know which candies we should recreate next on our Instagram!

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“Take 5” Cups

Because how could you go wrong with chocolate, caramel, peanuts, peanut butter, and pretzels?
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 cups


  • 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips


  • 1/2 cup (about 10) medjool dates, pitted
  • splash vanilla extract
  • dash salt


  • Peanuts, as needed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter melted
  • 12-16 pretzels can sub gf pretzels
  • Sea salt flakes optional


  • Place the pitted dates in a bowl. Cover with hot water and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes, then drain.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until creamy (or use a double broiler).
  • Line a mini muffin pan with 12-16 mini muffin liners.
  • Fill each with 1-2 teaspoons of melted chocolate.
  • Freeze until solid (about 5-10 minutes).
  • Make the caramel by blending all the ingredients in a food processor until creamy. If necessary, add small amounts of water to get the mixture to blend.
  • Top the chocolate in each cup with ~1 tbsp of the caramel.
  • Top each with a few peanuts.
  • Top with ~1 teaspoon of peanut butter then ~1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate. Swirl with a toothpick.
  • Press a pretzel on the top of each.
  • Sprinkle each with a few salt flakes.
  • Chill. Keep a batch in the freezer for a tasty treat whenever the craving hits!

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