Dark chocolate almond butter cups
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because I get to make goodies for my kids as well has have fun and dress up with them. Chocolate is what we like to enjoy most around these days so I try to make chocolate treats for them whenever possible. These dark chocolate almond butter cups where just to die for!
A few days ago I was able to make something really indicative of Halloween and of course I made it healthier than typical treats consumed around this time.
For this recipe, I wanted to use chocolate so I figured since we also consume a lot of almond butter and I have never made chocolate cups before I thought, why not?
These dark chocolate almond butter cups turned out great. My kids loved making these ahead of time to share with their friends later on. This recipe it is easy to make with the kids, especially those from 6 to 12 years old. If you like you can use peanut butter instead of almond butter but for use almond butter is what we liked best.
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I hope you like these Dark chocolate almond butter cups. They are great to make with the kids and a fun treat to share with their peers.
Dark chocolate almond butter cups
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 11 cups
Total Time: 15 minutes
Melt the chocolate in a microwave in short increments, stirring after 30 seconds, for about 2 minutes.
With a small spoon distribute melted chocolate into each muffin cup.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine almond butter and maple syrup. Place small spoonfuls of almond butter mixture on top of the chocolate layer.
Portion small spoonfuls of the remaining chocolate into each cup and freeze for about 20 minutes.
Serve at room temperature.
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