I was on a mission to make a raw fudge chocolate bar. It didn’t happen. What DID happen was the most delicious, beautiful, happy accident I’ve had in my kitchen. As you know I love myself some chocolate. I don’t like to buy candy bars from a typical store because they are filled with all sorts of crack…….. I mean sugar and other junk. Raw chocolate bars can be a little pricy(starting at $8.99 a bar) I love having options of making these yummy treats at home.
Until recently I had only made homemade chocolate with coconut oil, raw cacao, and stevia or maple syrup. Last night I decided to add some homemade almond butter to the mixture and ended up with an almond butter cup. There is nothing better than a guilt-free chocolate treat. I could go on and on about how much I love these, but enough with all the talk lets get to the good stuff. Please let me know what you think in the comments below.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder*(cocoa power will work as well, just make sure the ingredient label only state cocoa on it, no sugar!)
- 1/4 cup nut butter of your choice-I used almond here, but cashew would be so yummy, even regular peanut butter too
- 1 dropful of liquid vanilla stevia* OR 2-3 tbsp maple syrup.
- pinch of Real Salt*
- mini muffin tins or mini cupcake liners
- non stick spray
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- heat coconut oil until melted, and mix well with the nut butter.
- add the cacao powder, stevia, and salt, mix well to combine.
- Spray mini muffin tins or mini cupcake liners with nonstick spray. Add the nut butter mixture and fill each tin about 1/4 full. You should have about a dozen.
- Stick tray or liners into freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from fridge, unwrap and enjoy!
~These can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days(I bet you can leave them in the freezer until you want to eat them, just make sure once they set, to put them in a container)