These Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups are made with 70% dark chocolate and natural almond butter, making them a great alternative to store-bought peanut butter cups!

a stack of dark chocolate almond butter cups with the top one missing a bite out of it

Homemade Almond Butter Cups

Once you try making nut-butter cups at home, you’ll never go back to the store-bought ones again! These Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups are easy to make and come together in just 30 minutes.

I like to prepare these as a chocolatey treat to have on hand during the week, which I rotate between these Healthy Chocolate Scotcheroos and these Breakfast Cookies.

You can also make these into miniature almond butter cups by using a mini muffin pan and mini muffin liners if you’d like to make smaller bite-sized treats!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • These Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups are easy to make, come together in 30 minutes and are lower in sugar than store-bought nut butter cups.
  • These make the perfect snack when that 3 pm slump hits, or little dessert to enjoy after dinner.
  • This recipe is versatile and you can use any type of nut butter you love as the filling.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • 70% dark chocolate: Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants and lower in sugar than milk chocolate. I recommend high-quality dark chocolate which makes these cups super-rich and satisfying!
  • Coconut oil: This ingredient is used to just slightly soften the chocolate so it is easier to bite into.
  • Almond butter: Natural creamy almond butter is best, but you can use any type of almond butter or other nut butter that you love.
  • Shredded coconut: Since natural almond butter is quite runny and we’re not adding powdered sugar to this recipe, the shredded coconut will help to thicken up the almond butter mixture. You could also use coconut flour or almond flour here.
  • Maple syrup: An optional ingredient, if you want to make the almond butter filling slightly sweeter
  • Salt: Chocolate + salt is a match made in heaven! The salt helps bring out the flavour of the dark chocolate.

How to make Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave on increments to prevent it from burning. Then spoon some of the chocolate into a muffin pan lined with muffin liners. Place the pan in the freezer for 5 minutes to set.

Add a spoonful of the filling into each mold, then top more chocolate to cover the filling.

Place back in the freezer to set for 15 minutes then remove and enjoy! Store these cups in a container in the fridge.

a stack of 5 dark chocolate almond butter cups topped with flaked sea salt

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Use high-quality 70% dark chocolate. This makes all the difference in the taste of the almond butter cups!
  • Keep an eye on your chocolate while melting it and don’t let it melt on too high heat otherwise, the chocolate can burn.
  • Depending on the brand of almond butter you use, you may want to adjust the flavouring to your taste. Add as much or as little maple syrup and salt as needed.

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A hand holding a dark chocolate almond butter cup with a bite taken out of it

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups are totally delicious for a healthy and delicious treat!


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Ingredients

  • 14 oz 70% dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 3 tbsp shredded coconut 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional if you like the filling sweeter) 
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Line a muffin pan with muffin liners and set aside.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil together in a double boiler or in the microwave. (if  microwaving, do it in short increments to prevent burning.)
  3. Once the chocolate is melted, spoon a layer (about 1/2 tbsp-1 tbsp) to cover the bottom of the molds, then place in the freezer to set for 10 minutes.
  4. Mix the almond butter, coconut,  maple syrup and salt together, then spoon a small scoop into each mold.
  5. Spoon the top chocolate layer into each mold to cover the almond butter, then place back in the freezer for another 15 minutes to set.
  6. Store in the fridge to keep them fresh.

Notes

Use high-quality 70% dark chocolate. This makes all the difference in the taste of the almond butter cups!

Keep an eye on your chocolate while melting it and don’t let it melt on too high heat otherwise, the chocolate can burn.

Depending on the brand of almond butter you use, you may want to adjust the flavouring to your taste. Add as much or as little maple syrup and salt as needed.

Keywords: healthy dessert, almond butter cups, chocolate dessert