Grain Free. Gluten Free. Vegan. Paleo. Awesome.
Halloween marks the beginning of that time of the year where there always seems to be endless amounts of candy everywhere you go. It's like you cannot get away, right?! It's at work, the kids bring it home from school, it's at social events, and staring you in the face at every check out stand - its plain difficult to avoid. One of my favorite candies growing up was Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Reese's is a product I refuse to put in my body these days, so instead, when I want to treat myself to a piece of candy I choose Justin's Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups and sometimes Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - both are amazing and made from much higher quality ingredients than Hershey's Brand.
So I started to think I could just make these myself, get the calories and the sugar down and control my ingredients...and so I did...and found that it is very simple and this recipe and blog are the result. These are 11.7 grams of sugar per serving compared to Justin's and Reese's which are 17 grams and 21 grams respectively. Check it out...
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups (PRINT RECIPE)
Makes 15-16 mini cups or 8-9 larger cups
¾ cup dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate (60% or higher - I like using 70%)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
¼ cup smooth, all natural, raw almond butter
Pinch of sea salt
½ tablespoon maple syrup
Kitchen Utensils Needed:**
Mini silicone candy molds or silicone mini muffin tray
OR regular mini muffin tray with small baking cups to fit inside
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Comment, like and share as it pleases you!
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
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