The almond butter cups are the perfect treat for you. Not only are they easy to make, but they also require only three simple ingredients. All you need is some almond butter, dark chocolate, and a pinch of sea salt to create a snack that's both satisfying and delicious.
I'm thrilled to share this recipe with you because I usually have almond butter in my cupboard. In addition to being flexible, almond butter is also a great source of healthy fats, protein, and other nutrients. And when combined with chocolate, it produces a flavor that is truly divine. Simply melt the chocolate, pour it into muffin cups, top with a dollop of almond butter, and finish with sea salt to make these almond butter cups.
Simply put them in the freezer to set after that. You can make a batch of handmade goodies that will fulfill any chocolate need in only 15 minutes. Make these almond butter cups at home instead of buying sweets from the shop. How simple they are to make and how good they taste will amaze you. Additionally, you can indulge guilt-free thanks to almond butter's additional health advantages.
Almond Butter Cup Ingredients
To make these delicious almond butter cups, you will need a muffin tin and some paper muffin liners. Here's how to do it:
- Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners and melt the chocolate.
- Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
- Use a spoon to add a small amount of chocolate to the bottom of each muffin liner, then use the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate up the sides of the liner, creating a cup.
- Place the muffin tin in the freezer for about 10 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Spoon a small amount of almond butter into each chocolate cup, making sure to leave a little bit of space at the top for more chocolate.
- Spoon more melted chocolate on top of the almond butter, making sure to cover it completely.
- Sprinkle a little bit of flakey sea salt on top of each cup, if desired.
- Place the muffin tin back in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the almond butter cups have hardened.
Once the cups are frozen, remove them from the muffin tin and store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.
How To Make Almond Butter Cups
- To make these delicious almond butter cups, I like to start by preparing my muffin tin with 12 paper cups.
- Next, I use the microwave to melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a bowl.
- While the chocolate is melting, I take my almond butter and pop it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to make it easier to work with later on.
- Once the chocolate is melted, I fill each muffin cup with a tablespoon of melted chocolate, tapping the tray gently to remove any air bubbles.
- Then, I let the chocolate chill in the fridge for about 5 minutes, or until it has fully hardened.
- After that, I add a dollop of almond butter to the center of each muffin cup, flattening it slightly with my finger.
- Then, I add another 1 ½ tablespoons of melted chocolate over the almond butter, making sure to cover it completely.
- Finally, I sprinkle a pinch of salt over the top of each cup before placing them in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes.
- Once they are chilled and set, I enjoy these delicious almond butter cups as a sweet and satisfying treat.
Here are some ways I like to customize this recipe:
- If you prefer dark chocolate, go for it! Or if you have a sweeter tooth, try using milk chocolate instead. The possibilities are endless.
- I sometimes add a touch of maple syrup for sweetness, a bit of vanilla extract for more complexity, or a sprinkle of cinnamon for that cozy fall feeling.
- Don't limit yourself to just almond butter - experiment with other nut butters like peanut butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter, or any other nut butter that strikes your fancy.
How To Store Almond Butter Cups
Just a quick reminder, these almond butter cups are best stored in the fridge since they have a tendency to melt easily at room temperature. To keep them fresh for a longer period of time, simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They will be good for several weeks! Alternatively, if you would like to freeze them, make sure to transfer them into a freezer safe container before popping them into the freezer.
They can last for up to 3 months if stored properly. Just take them out of the freezer and let them thaw in the fridge for a few hours before indulging in these delicious treats again.
ALMOND BUTTER CUPS
- 14 ounces chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- ½ cup almond butter
- flakey sea salt (optional)
- Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cups. Then, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a bowl in the microwave in 20 second increments, or over a double boiler. While the chocolate is melting, place the ½ cup of almond butter in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
- Fill each muffin tin with 1 tablespoon (or slightly less) of melted chocolate. Once they're all full, gently tap the muffin tin to flatten the chocolate and remove air bubbles. Then chill in the fridge for 5 minutes.
- Once the almond butter is chilled and slightly firmed up, add a dollop (approximately 2 teaspoons) into the middle of each muffin cup. You can flatten it with your finger, but try to keep the almond butter in the middle and not too close to the edge.
- Add about 1 ½ tablespoons of melted chocolate on top of the almond butter, then very gently tap the muffin tin to flatten the almond butter cups. Sprinkle flakey sea salt on top of each cup.
- Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes, or until completely firm.
- To store: Keep them in airtight containers in the fridge for several weeks.
- To freeze: Store in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.
- The key to the almond butter cups is to not get the chocolate too thick on the top and bottom. If it's too thick, it's harder to bite into.