Almond Butter Cups

Your favorite snack just got healthy !

Love Almond Butter ?   Love Chocolate?

Then you must try this healthy alternative.  Using the benefits of almonds, this Vegan, Gluten Free snack will satisfy those chocolate cravings and fit your healthy lifestyle.

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Ingredients :

140 grams cacao butter

3/4 cup raw cacao powder, sifted

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, ground into a powdered sugar

pinch of fine sea salt

1/2 cup Nut Zez Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter

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 Instructions:

1.  Lightly grease candy mold and set aside

2.  Add the cacao butter to a medium saucepan and melt it over the lowest heat setting (or use a double boiler method to prevent burning)

3.  While the cacao butter is melting, whisk together the cacao powder, powdered coconut sugar, and a pinch of fine sea salt in a separate bowl

4.  Once the Cacao butter has melted, whisk in the dry ingredients until well combined.

5.  Turn off the stove and spoon a small amount of chocolate into each cup, enough to cover the bottom , about an 1/8th full. Almond Butter cups1 6.  Place the mold in the freezer to allow the chocolate to harden

7.  Next, spoon a small amount of Nut Zez Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter into each cup.  Almond Butter cups2 8.  Cover the Almond Butter with more chocolate –  just enough to fully cover the almond butter.  Lightly tap the mold on the counter and this will help smooth out the melted chocolate. Place in the freezer for a few minutes

9.  Finally, sprinkle the Almond Butter Cups with a few flakes of sea salt and place them back in the freezer to fully set

Note :  You can substitute your favorite Nut Zez Gourmet Almond Butter flavors.  Try  Brownie Batter Almond butter, French Toast Almond Butter, Vanilla Protein Almond Butter, Carob Cookie Almond Butter, Honey Almond Butter, Maple Almond Butter …..  your choices are endless !

Recipe inspired by Pickles & Honey at www.picklesnhoney.com

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