Chocolate almond butter cups anyone? Peanut butter and chocolate is a delicious combination, as is almond butter and chocolate. Let’s be honest, pretty much anything and chocolate is delightful.
This recipe takes almond butter and wraps it in silky smooth chocolate, creating a sweet treat without all the additives and preservatives found in store-bought chocolate cups. The chocolate is made by combining coconut oil and cocoa powder for a silky, sugar-free shell, with some maple syrup added for a bit of sweetness.
Maple syrup and honey are my go to sweeteners, when I can’t use whole dates. Although the syrup and honey are healthier (and definitely less refined) than white table sugar, they are still forms of sugar and should therefore be used sparingly. Next time I make this recipe, I’ll experiment using less.
Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbl almond butter (make your own by blending almonds in a food processor)
- pinch sea salt
- 4 tins, or other small containers
What to do:
- Melt the coconut oil in a pot. Add in the cocoa powder and maple syrup. Stir to combine.
- Pour a layer of the chocolate mixture in each of the four tins.
- Spread a 1/2 tbl almond butter over each layer of chocolate.
- Pour a final layer of chocolate on top, covering the butter.
- Sprinkle a small amount of salt over the cups.
- Place the cups in the freezer to harden.
- Remove once frozen and enjoy! You can store them in the refrigerator, unless you’re sharing with friends right away.