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Homemade Almond Butter Chocolate Cups

Easy Almond Butter Chocolate Cups Recipe are ridiculously easy to make in your microwave with just 4 ingredients!! Made with coconut oil, it is rich, decadent, no bake, dairy free and a perfect guilt free snack!

easy 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?

Similar to the hugely popular peanut butter cups but made with almond butter instead – Much more easier and healthy bite size treat. Sprinkle with sea salt —> So much YUMMMM

Almond butter is got to be my favorite of all nut butters. High in monounsaturated fat, loaded in protein, it has three times as vitamin E and twice as much as much iron as peanut butter.

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

My favorite part of this recipe, it can be made either as standard or mini cups for a bite size snack. If you love chocolate or nut butter, then we highly recommend you giving this recipe a try.

ingredients needed

These homemade almond butter cups are :

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

More 4-ingredient recipes: Raw Almond Bites, Quick Candied pecans, 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.

Chocolate chips – We used semi sweet chocolate chips, but these dark chocolate chips work just as well. Use vegan chocolate chips to make it vegan.

Coconut oil – Compliments the flavor of almond butter

Vanilla extract

Sea Salt – A sprinkling of coarse sea salt elevates these nut butter cups

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.

Dairy Free – There is butter or milk used in the recipe, but make sure that the chocolate chips are dairy free.

Use vegan chocolate chips for vegan almond butter cups recipe

Tools needed – A standard or mini muffin pan and paper liners.

Can you taste the coconut oil ?

No! But it wonderfully compliment the almond butter and chocolate, making it irresistible.

Can I use other nut butters?

Absolutely! Peanut or cashew butter works well and also sun butter.

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.

Make it crunchy – Use crunchy almond butter instead of the creamy kind and sprinkle chopped, toasted sliced almonds on top.

How to store these cups?

Refrigerator – Store them in the refrigerator (in an air tight container) for several weeks.

Freezer- Sealed well, these will be good for about two months.

More chocolatey treats: Homemade Mocha Coffee, Christmas Peppermint Bark, Rolled Cookies, Chocolate almond flour cake, Vegan Mug Cake for One, Almond flour brownies, Mocha mug cake, Chocolate Avocado truffles, Condensed Milk truffles or Nutella brownie in a mug.

More healthy treats: No Bake Brownie Bites, Cocoa Smoothie, 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

Homemade Sunbutter Cups

Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles

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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5 from 8 votes

Homemade Almond Butter Chocolate Cups

Homemade Almond Butter Chocolate Cups Recipe are ridiculously easy to make in your microwave!! Made with coconut oil, it is rich, decadent, no bake, dairy free and a perfect guilt free snack!
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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Recipe Rating


Saturday 4th of September 2021

Greetings, is there a substitute for the coconut oil? I cannot have Dairy either.

Maria Doss

Sunday 5th of September 2021

Hi Kas, You can use vegetable oil instead! The only issue would be that the cups won't firm up as much when compared to using coconut oil/butter. Hope it helps, Maria


Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

Soooo sooo Delicious. Only change was I used Dark choc.Wiil make often!! And it was so easy Love it😍

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Definitely my kind of treat Maria!! So few ingredients and so much flavour!! I have made these with peanut butter but I should definitely try with almond butter!

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Thursday 3rd of October 2019

Mmmm chocolate and almond butter! Yum!! I am totally loving that you mixed everything together to make it even easier to make!