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I love peanut butter cups and other chocolate candy! But have you ever looked at the ingredient list on one of those packages? Yikes! There’s a whole lot to not be so happy about, no matter how good those candies may taste! Not to mention all of the sugar…so much sugar! And so, last night when I was in the mood to eat a little chocolate. I decided to make my own candy…and these almond butter cups were born!
Okay, let’s be real here for a minute…
I was already in my pajamas and had taken my bra off. There was no way I was going to put my clothes on to go to the store to buy something to satisfy my sweet tooth. I was done “peopling” for the day and my backside was staying in my nice quiet house on my nice comfy couch! My energy-sensitive self just didn’t have the energy to face any more humans for the day. I had hit my quota!
I didn’t have any peanut butter in the house, but I did have a brand spanking new jar of almond butter. So I opted for that instead. And voila, these super tasty almond butter cups were born! Of course, I’m about 99.9% sure that these would be absolutely fantastic with peanut butter as well. Maybe any nut butter would work!
These cups were super easy to make and make about 10 fairly large cups. And there are only four ingredients! Four! What?!?!
If sugar isn’t a concern for you then try the chocolate chips that I use. They are really yummy! They are soy, dairy, wheat, and grain-free, but not sugar-free. If you’re watching your sugar intake, then I recommend Lily’s chocolate chips. They are sweetened with Stevia and make these almond butter cups sugar-free! I keep both of these in my cupboard!
These are the 2-inch silicone cups that I use. They are easy to work with and really easy to clean too!
The homemade almond butter cups are both gluten and grain-free! Bonus!
Homemade Almond Butter Cups
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar or monk fruit granules ground into powdered sugar
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 30-second increments, stirring in between until chocolate is fully melted.
- Add the coconut oil
- In a small mixing bowl, mix together the almond butter and coconut sugar (or monk fruit)
- Drizzle some of the melted chocolate into the bottom of 10 silicone candy cup molds
- Take small spoonfuls of the almond butter mixture and roll into a ball.
- Flatten slightly and place on top of the melted chocolate in the molds.
- Top with more melted chocolate.
- Place in the fridge to harden for at least 30 minutes.