Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Hey Reese’s, could you move over a little bit?  

We have to make some room for these little guys…

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Once you see how easy these are. You will need to make them. asap.

First, you drip the melted chocolate into little mini muffin tins. 

I know I know. It just seems sinful…

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BUT, dark chocolate is packed with natural antioxidants and the all-natural almond butter is loaded with fiber and vitamins. 

So I think we can agree that this little candy is in line with a healthy lifestyle.

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Of course, you can use either natural almond butter or natural peanut butter. Both are delish!

This idea is from the blog, Sprouted Kitchen, and I just had to make them and share.

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

  •  7 oz. dark chocolate (I use dark chocolate chips)
  • ½ cup natural almond butter (or natural peanut butter)
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. fine grain salt
  • sea salt flakes, for topping

Directions:

- Put the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intrevals, stirring after each 30 seconds.  Stop when the chocolate is just about melted, and then stir until melted and smooth.

- Set out the liners in a mini muffin tin. Spoon about a teaspoon of the chocolate into the bottom.  Tilt it around so the chocolate coats the side of the liner. I use a spoon to push the chocolate up on the edges of the liners.  

- In a bowl, mix the almond butter, honey, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt together until smooth to make the filling.  Scoop out about a small teaspoon of the almond butter filling and gently roll it into a ball between your palms. Press down the balls in the center of the chocolate in each muffin tin.

- Spoon more chocolate, about another tsp., on top of each almond butter ball to cover completely. smooth it over so it is all covered.

- Sprinkle a teensy pinch of flaked sea salt on each one and chill in the fridge until they are set. These cups can be kept in a covered container at room temperature or fridge.

      

This was perfect reason to finally buy some muffin liners.