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Homemade Almond Butter Cups

Homemade Almond Butter Cups are ridiculously easy to make in your microwave!! It is rich, decadent, delicious and a perfect guilt free treat!

homemade almond butter cups placed on a small stand

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

ingredients needed

These homemade almond butter cups are :

  • Easiest recipe
  • Made in 5 minutes or less
  • Peanut free
  • Vegan option
  • Gluten free
  • Healthyish
  • Decadent
  • Mini cups <—- portion control

More 4-ingredient recipes: Raw Almond Bites, Chocolate Hummus, Salsa Chickpeas or Nutella Brownies

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

Vanilla extract

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.

Expert tips:

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

Flavor variations

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.

More chocolatey treats: Chocolate almond flour cake, Almond flour brownies, Mocha mug cake, Chocolate Avocado truffles, chocolate truffles or Nutella brownie in a mug.

More healthy treats: No Bake Brownie Bites, Almond flour desserts, Almond flour cake, Baked apples, chocolate smoothie, or Almond flour cookies.


What is the difference between almond butter and raw almond butter?

Almond butter is made from roasted almonds when compared to raw almonds used in making raw almond butter.

Ingredients in 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.

What do you do with almond butter?

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.

More recipes with Almond Butter:

Almond Butter Pancakes

Healthy Almond Butter Cookies

Almond Butter Overnight Oats

No Bake Almond Bars

Banana Muffins <— made with almond flour & almond butter

Date and Almond Candy

homemade almond butter cups on a small stand
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4-Ingredient Homemade Almond Butter Cups Recipe

This Homemade Almond Butter Cups recipe is ridiculously easy to make in your microwave!! A HEALTHYISH homemade treat or snack to make this Halloween season that both adults and kids can enjoy 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter cups, almond butter cups recipe, chocolate almond butter cups, homemade almond butter cups recipe
Servings: 12 mini cups or 6 regular cups
Author: Maria Doss



  • Place 12 small paper liners in a mini muffin pan and set aside.
  • 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


Store cups in the refrigerator. 
Use creamy almond butter
Use vegan chocolate chips for vegan almond butter cups

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