Good Morning!

I thought I would come at you on a Monday with an amazing recipe!  Who doesn’t love chocolate, please tell me!!   Even my husband doesn’t have a huge sweet tooth ( I wish I was like that!) but he will still eat the sweets if I make them.  Yesterday I thought I would experiment in the kitchen, which I do a lot.   I have tons of coconut oil and coconut cream concentrate so I thought I would make peanut butter cups.

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I’ve been trying to watch the sweets and only eat them every once in a while but I like to have healthy options on hand, so today I bring you Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Sea Salt.  You could easily use peanut butter in place of almond butter in this recipe. but I love almond butter 🙂

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Seal Salt

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For the Shells:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil- melted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream concentrate (or coconut butter)- softened
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Filling:

  • 2-3 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil- melted
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt

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These obviously weren’t going to be that sweet since they don’t have much sweetener in them at all but after trying the dark chocolate shells I realized they were slightly more bitter than I wanted, so I added a few drops of liquid stevia.  I don’t mind real dark chocolate that has the bitter after taste, but I didn’t want these to be too far off the charts.

I said my husband will still eat my sweets when I make them, but these were not sweet enough for him.  Oh well, more for me 🙂

Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the dark chocolate shells. (mine was thicker than I wanted it to be- so I need to experiment with this more!)
  • Place paper liners in 6 muffin tins and spoon about 1 tsp of the mixture into the bottom of the cups.
  • Place trays in freezer while you make the filling.
  • Mix all the filling ingredients together.  Take trays out of the freezer and spoon/or pipe the filling into the center of each cup.

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Once all the shells have been filled add remaining dark chocolate until the filling is covered.  This is where I failed folks 😦   Since the chocolate was too thick it didn’t cover the filling like I would have hoped.  So Instead I swirled it together as much as I could and hoped for the best!  I have to post my failures too, even though I wouldn’t say this was a complete failure, just needs a little up do if you ask me.

Place trays back into freezer to set.  Serve cold!

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These still turned out pretty well, even though they didn’t look the prettiest.  Taste overcomes looks right?  For these, I say yes.  Don’t worry, I will perfect this recipe!

Look at this filling- I couldn’t stop licking the bowl.

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Add a little bit more of sea salt on top- yum!

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Enjoy!

Do you ever make your own homemade versions of candies?

Love Sea Salt like I do?

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