Almond Butter Cups

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are absolutely delicious, but I always feel like I’m just eating white sugar and chemicals. I decided to make a healthier alternative that is equally yummy! As an added bonus, this recipe is absurdly simple, requiring a mere two ingredients you probably (hopefully) have in the pantry.

I recently made these almond butter cups as gifts for my friends, and I think they turned out really well. The ingredients and recipe are below.

What You Will Need:

Almond butter

1-2 C Dark chocolate chips (you may also use milk chocolate. I won’t stop you.)

And…..that’s it!

Optional: sea salt for sprinkling on top, to achieve that sweet and salty phenomenon

Also optional: a half teaspoon of coconut oil, for a slightly more liquid chocolate

Recipe: (Makes about 15 cups)

Line a mini muffin tin with cupcake liners. If you do not have a mini muffin tin, just buy the mini liners and place them on a cookie tray for a flat surface.

Melt half of the dark chocolate chips. I microwaved mine in 15 second increments until they were mostly melted to save time and clean up, but a double boiler works just as well or better.

Spoon chocolate into each tin so it completely coats the bottom.

Chill the chocolate until it is a bit hard (this step is only sort of necessary).

Add about a teaspoon of almond butter to each tin, and make sure it completely covers the chocolate.

Place the cups back in the fridge, and melt the other half of the chocolate chips.

Spoon chocolate over the almond butter, creating a complete layer. You are almost done!

Sprinkle sea salt and mini dark chocolate chips on top of the almond butter cups, and place them back in the fridge to chill until hard.

There you have it! In no time at all you have a dessert that provides maximum enjoyment and minimal guilt! Enjoy them yourself or give to a lucky friend as a gift.

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