Homemade Almond Butter Cups

homemade almond butter cups recipe

Homemade Almond Butter Cups are ridiculously easy to make in your microwave!! Made with creamy almond butter, dark chocolate, coconut oil and vanilla extract, it is an easy 4 ingredient recipe for kids that is rich, decadent, delicious and MINI – portion control for the win.

homemade almond butter cups displayed on a mini cake 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!

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.

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small bowls each with semi sweet chocolate chips, almond butter, coconut oil and salt

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 EVER
  • Made in 5 minutes or less
  • Peanut free Peanut butter cup
  • Make ahead
  • Vegan option
  • Gluten free
  • Healthyish
  • Decadent
  • Mini cups <—- portion control

More 4-ingredient recipes:

4-Ingredient Raw Almond Bites

4-Ingredient Chocolate Hummus

4-Ingredient Salsa Chickpeas

4-Ingredient Fudgy 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

Semi sweet chocolate chips

Coconut oil

Vanilla extract


If you love almond butter as much as I do, then check out more almond butter recipes: Almond butter breakfast cookiesRaw almond bitesOatmeal Cranberry Cookies, No Bake Almond Butter Bars

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.

chocolate almond butter cups displayed on a mini cake stand

Pro Tips:

Store almond butter cups in the refrigerator.

Use creamy almond butter

Use vegan chocolate chips for vegan almond butter cups recipe

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 Chocolate treats:

Guilt free chocolate hummus 

No bake chocolate avocado oatmeal balls 

Chocolate chip cookie mug cake 

Whole wheat double chocolate avocado muffins 

or more sweet recipes

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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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