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Almond Butter Cups (Crunchy!)

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These crunchy almond butter cups are good guys.  SO GOOD!  So good in fact, my kids have been begging me to make them every single day.  I’m thinking we’ll all go on an almond butter cup diet. Who wants to join me? 😏

almond butter cups

I love these sweet treats because they’re easy to make, no bake, and fun!  Sure, it may be easier to buy almond butter cups from the store, but by making them at home, you have total control over the ingredients, and you get the satisfaction of making them yourself!

almond butter cups

For the middle filling, I used my crunchy almond butter recipe.  I recommend using this recipe because first, it’s absolutely delicious.  And second, because it’s thicker than store bought.  Having a thicker filling will make the cup more sturdy – but really, you can use any almond butter you’d like.

almond butter cups

Ingredients For Almond Butter Cups

– 1/2 cup crunchy almond butter

– 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (or favorite chocolate bar, chopped)

– 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or more to taste)

– flaky sea salt (optional)

almond butter cups

How to Make Almond Butter Cups

1) Start by placing 12 mini muffin liners into a mini muffin tin.
2) Begin melting the chocolate chips over a double boiler.
3) Place 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into the bottom of one of the liners.
4) Using the back of a spoon, spread the melted chocolate up and around the sides of the liner so it’s evenly coated.  Repeat this step until all the muffin liners have been coated in chocolate.
5) Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until hardened.

6) While the chocolate is hardening up, prepare your almond butter layer by mixing the almond butter, maple syrup, and salt (if using unsalted almond butter)
7) Remove the muffin tin from the freezer and place 1/2 tablespoon of the almond butter mixture into each of the frozen chocolate lined cups.
8) Place a 1/2 heaping teaspoon of the remaining melted chocolate over the top of the almond butter mixture and spread it around till it’s smooth and even.
9) Return the mini muffin tin to the freezer and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
10) Store in the fridge or freezer.

almond butter cups

These almond butter cups are:

Paleo
Vegan
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Grain Free
Easy to Make
Absolutely Delicious!

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Crunchy Almond Butter Cups

These dark chocolate crunchy almond butter cups are paleo, vegan and absolutely delicious! They're a great way to enjoy a healthy homemade treat.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Recipe Type: Dessert
Servings: 12 mini cups
Author: Simply Jillicious

Ingredients

  • 3/4 heaping cup dark chocolate chips or favorite dark chocolate bar chopped
  • 1/2 cup Simply Jillicious crunchy almond butter recipe linked in post, or any nut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or more to taste
  • pinch of salt if using unsalted almond butter

Instructions

  • Start by placing 12 mini muffin liners into a mini muffin tin.
  • Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler.
  • Place 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into the bottom of each liner.
  • Using the back of a spoon, spread the melted chocolate up and around the inside of the liner so all of the ridges are evenly coated. Repeat this step until all the muffin liners have been coated in chocolate.
  • Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until hardened.
  • While the chocolate is hardening up, prepare your almond butter layer by mixing the almond butter, maple syrup, and salt (if using unsalted almond butter)
  • Remove the muffin tin from the freezer and place 1/2 tablespoon of the almond butter mixture into each of the frozen chocolate lined cups.
  • Gently press the mixture into the cup to flatten the top.
  • Place a 1/2 heaping teaspoon of the remaining melted chocolate over the top of the almond butter mixture and spread it around till it's smooth and even.
  • Return the mini muffin tin to the freezer and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  • Store in the fridge or freezer.
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