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Raw Almond Butter Cups

Raw Almond Butter Cups
makes 3 pieces

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon coconut oil, in liquid form
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (not technically raw, but the flavor is great– substitute if desired!)
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
pinch of salt
3 teaspoons raw almond butter, or peanut butter

*optional: 3 banana slices
Directions:

Combine the first four ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth, to create the chocolate shell.

Fill 3 mini-cupcake liners with enough chocolate to cover the bottom (about a teaspoon).

*Optional: Place a slice of banana in the middle, for an “Elvis-style” peanut butter cup!

Whether you’re using the banana or not, place the bottom layer in the freezer to harden–> just a few minutes should do the trick.

Once the bottom layer is solid, it’s time to add the nut butter!

You want enough nut butter for a creamy center, but try to keep it in the middle– so that the chocolate you pour over the top will cover the sides. I used almond butter, but if you really want to keep this Elvis-themed, go for the peanut butter.

Cover the nut butter with the remainder of the raw chocolate mixture.

Then pop in the freezer! The chocolate should be set in about 10 minutes.

If allowed to freeze overnight, the banana will freeze into an ice-cream texture!

(Though, I’m usually too impatient to let these freeze overnight…)

Even if your almond butter runs to the edge, and your chocolate doesn’t totally cover the sides…

…I don’t think you’ll get any complaints about it.

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Raw Almond Butter Cups
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Serves: 1-3
 
An easy, homemade version of your favorite peanut butter cups-- with a healthy twist!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, in liquid form
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (not technically raw, but the flavor is great-- substitute if desired!)
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • Nut butter of choice (I prefer salted almond butter)
  • *optional: banana slices (or fruit of choice)
Instructions
  1. Combine the first four ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth, to create the chocolate mixture.
  2. Fill 3 mini-cupcake liners with enough chocolate to cover the bottom (about a teaspoon).
  3. Optional: Place a slice of banana in the middle, for an "Elvis-style" peanut butter cup.
  4. Place the bottom layer in the freezer to harden-- just a few minutes should do the trick.
  5. Once the bottom layer is solid, it's time to add a dollop of nut butter! Use enough nut butter for a creamy center, but try to keep it in the middle-- so that the chocolate you pour on top will cover the sides! I used almond butter, but if you really want to keep this Elvis-themed, go for the peanut butter!!
  6. Cover the nut butter with the remainder of your raw chocolate, then place in the freezer to set. The chocolate should be solid in just 10 minutes, but for a truly solid center, waiting 4-6 hours is recommended. If you add the banana slice, freeze overnight for an ice-cream like center.
  7. Store any extras in the freezer, and serve chilled!

Enjoy!

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