Sunday, March 19, 2017

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Got a sweet tooth but watching your sugars? Try making these easy, delicious nut butter cups. I've always seen recipes like this but was a little afraid of making them for some reason. However, being low-no sugar for almost a month now, had me craving something fierce.

There are no added sugars in these and I chose a good dark chocolate with low sugar. The almond butter mixture I could just eat with a spoon, yum! So you basically layer and freeze these. When adding the last part of the chocolate to the tops, go easy because you might run out for the last one, like I did. The silicone cups make it super easy to pop right out when frozen. Also these get melty fast when you go to eat one, but straight out of the freezer, they're too hard to bite so be careful. Oh man, they're good and hit the spot for something "sweet" for me.

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
adapted from Fast Paleo, makes 8-9

1 1/3 C. dark chocolate (70% or higher) (I used 2 Chocolove Strong Dark Chocolate Bar 3.2 oz.)
2 Tbl expeller pressed coconut oil, divided
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 C. almond butter
Pinch of sea salt
Silicone cupcake liners (like these, affiliate link)

 Melt 1 1/3 C. dark chocolate and 1 Tbl coconut oil together. Pour 1 Tbl rounds into silicone cupcake liners and freeze until they harden (about 15 minutes). Mix together 1/3 C. almond butter, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 Tbl coconut oil and a pinch of salt. Place about a 1/2 tablespoon of mixture into each cup and freeze until hardened (about 15 minutes). For the last layer pour enough chocolate to cover the almond butter and freeze 5-10 more mins, store in fridge or freezer.

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