The Best Healthy Dessert: 5-Ingredient Almond Butter Cups
Think of these dark chocolate coconut almond butter cups as an elevated, healthy dessert version of your favourite childhood guilty pleasure. Made with only five pantry staple ingredients (tip: Everland is a great local company and a go-to that offers great quality, sustainably grown ingredients), they’re gluten-free, vegan, and full of healthy fats. And while they make look fancy, they couldn’t be easier to make.
5 ingredient coconut almond butter cups with a rich dark chocolate coating.
- 1 cup coconut flakes (Everland)
- 1 cup raw almonds (Everland)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 4 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut oil
- 3 cups dark chocolate
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
Combine coconut flakes, almonds, and 1 tsp of coconut oil in a food processor and combine until a butter forms, scraping the sides as you go. This can take anywhere from 7-10 minutes.
Once a butter has formed, add 2 tbsp of maple syrup and 1/2 tsp salt and pulse until the mixture has thickened and hardened slightly. This will make it easier to work with.
Melt the dark chocolate and 4 tbsp of coconut oil (simplest method is to combine ingredients in a stainless steel mixing bowl and place on top of pot of boiling water, stirring regularly).
Line one 12 cup muffin tin with 12 paper liners. Spoon 1 tbsp of dark chocolate mixture in to each liner.
Using your fingers, shape about 1 tbsp of coconut almond butter mixture into a round disk the size of the muffin liners. Place on top of dark chocolate and spoon enough dark chocolate over the top to cover completely.
Freeze coconut almond butter cups for 1-2 hours or until completely hardened. Store in an air tight container in the freezer and enjoy liberally.
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