Homemade Almond Butter Cups are ridiculously easy to make in your microwave!! It is rich, decadent, delicious and a perfect guilt free treat!
We are going strong with the Halloween season!!!
Today it is not a decorated Halloween treat. Instead – A Homemade Almond Butter Cup!
What is an Almond butter cup?
The hugely popular Reese’s peanut butter cup but made with almond butter cup instead – Much more easier and healthy bite size treat. So much YUMMMM
I decided to take it a step further in making a much simpler and easier recipe – Just stir all things together, pour and chill!!!! Not a stuffed almond butter cup. These chocolate almond butter cups are just a variation to this Sun butter cups <—- A nut free peanut butter cup
These homemade almond butter cups are :
- Easiest recipe
- Made in 5 minutes or less
- Peanut free
- Vegan option
- Gluten free
- Mini cups <—- portion control
Just like a peanut butter cup, Almond butter cups are generally layered with chocolate on top and bottom with almond butter filling in the middle. As much as I love the look of contrasting colors, I wanted to make a recipe that is easy enough for young children to make. So, this recipe might not look like others but tastes amazing!
Almond butter – Creamy almond butter. And, yes peanut butter may be used instead.
Semi sweet chocolate chips – Use vegan chocolate chips to make it vegan.
Coconut oil – Solid or liquid
How to make almond butter cups ?
This is the easiest recipe ever …..seriously!!! (refer process shots above)
Step-1: Add almond butter, chocolate chips, coconut oil into a microwavable bowl
Step-2: Melt in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds
Step-3: Mix in salt and vanilla extract
Step-4: Pour into paper lined muffin pan and refrigerate until set
Done and DONE
I told ya, easy peasy.
Store almond butter cups in the refrigerator.
Use creamy almond butter but crunchy can be used for a texture variation.
Use vegan chocolate chips for vegan almond butter cups recipe
Use dark chocolate chips to make Almond butter dark chocolate cups.
Switch up the butter – Use other nut butters like peanut butter, sun butter or cashew butter instead.
How to store these cups?
These cups will melt easily at room temperature (especially during warmer days), so it is recommended to store these in the refrigerator (in an air tight container) for several weeks.
Almond butter is made from roasted almonds when compared to raw almonds used in making raw almond butter.
Almond butter is made mainly from roasted / raw almonds, a touch of cane sugar for sweetness, palm or coconut oil (for easy spreading) and salt.
Almond butter slathered on freshly toasted bread and topped with berry jam is one of the most popular ways to enjoy almond butter. It is also delicious swirled into pancake batters, spread on quick breads, added to brownies, overnight oats or oatmeals.
Banana Muffins <— made with almond flour & almond butter
4-Ingredient Homemade Almond Butter Cups Recipe
- Place chocolate chips, almond butter and coconut oil in a medium microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, until fully melted (stir every 30 seconds to combine).
- Stir in vanilla extract and salt.
- Divide melted mixture evenly into the 12 paper cups, smooth top and place pan in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours to set.
- Store homemade almond butter cups in the refrigerator.Alternatively, the recipe makes 6 standard muffin cups
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