Almond Butter Cups

Almond Butter Cups

These almond butter cups are super delicious and super nutritious.  They are so rich as well that they could replace a craving for ice cream.  I make them in a mini muffin pan so it’s a perfect size for a treat when you need one.  I keep them in the freezer because they do get soft when left out.  The coconut oil in them gets soft.  But if you make them for a party, just leave them in the freezer till you are going to serve and then put them on ice or on something that will keep them somewhat cool.

They are super easy to make.  Here we go….

For the bottom layer:

  • 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until very smooth.  These should make about a dozen so place 12 mini muffin cups in a mini muffin pan and put about 1 tablespoon of the mixture in each cup.  Be clean about it and try not to get any on the sides so it shows a clean line from the outside.  🙂  Then place on a flat surface in the freezer and let set for about 15 minutes.

For the top layer:

  • 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until very smooth.   Remove the bottom layers from the freezer and fill each cup to the top with the top layer.  Place back into the freezer for at least 15 minutes until the chocolate top player sets.

Enjoy!

4 Comments

  1. Kacey Nielsen

    Julie, I have questions about your lemon shimp pasta recipe. Do you buy the capers fried or do you somehow fry regular old capers? Also do you have a pasta recipe you prefer? I have tried several and loved some more than others…. but always tend to lose the ones I liked 🙂 Scarlet is obsessed with shrimp, I will have to make this for her!

    • Hi Kacey! Sorry for the late delay in responding to you. I do have a favorite pasta dish and just posted it for you. Did you try the shrimp pasta dish? Make sure Scarlet doesn’t turn pink like a flamingo with all that Shrimp she’s eating! 🙂

    • Hey Kacey I forgot to mention that yes I do fry the capers myself. Get the oil really hot and then it will only take about 30 seconds to fry them. Super delish!

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