DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND BUTTER CUPS
(Makes 12-14 mini cups or 6 larger regular cups)
7 ounces of dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao content or higher)
Organic almond milk (as preferred)
½ cup BTOF roasted almond butter
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. powdered sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. fine grain salt
Sea salt flakes for garnish
Mini cupcake liners
1. Break up the chocolate and melt in a double boiler (a pot of simmering water with a bowl resting on top). Stir to make sure it is perfectly smooth. I added about 1/2 cup of almond milk as I was going along to thin out the chocolate and make it a little creamier and easier to work with; it also sweetens up the bittersweet chocolate a bit.
2. Set out the liners in a mini muffin tin, this helps them hold shape.
3. Spoon about a teaspoon of the chocolate into the bottom. Tilt and twist it around so the chocolate coats the side of the liner and rest it back in the tin. You made need to use a spoon to really get the chocolate all around the sides of the liner.
4. Repeat with remaining papers.
5. Mix the almond butter, honey, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt together until smooth to make the filling.
6. Scoop out a tsp. of the almond butter filling and gently roll it into a ball between your palms.
7. Give it a press down and center it on top of the thin chocolate puddle. Repeat.
8. Spoon chocolate, about another tsp., on top of each almond butter ball to cover completely.
9. You may need to add a few drops more to get the chocolate to level above the bump of the almond butter.
10. Sprinkle a teensy pinch of flaked sea salt on each one and chill in the fridge to set.
11. They can be kept in a covered container at room temperature or in the fridge.
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We can’t always say no to sweets, especially around the holidays! This recipe will indulge that sweet tooth craving you have but not make you feel as guilty for indulging; and it's so fun to make!