I grew up eating Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…I loved them, especially when they came out with the Reese’s Miniatures…those babies were so fun (and easy!) to eat. I still crave peanut butter and chocolate…probably more often than I should but now I have found a lovely little alternative that satisfies my craving and nourishes my body all at the same time. In this recipe I used almond butter and macadamia nuts but you could easily substitute any nut butter or nut that you like in their place. Enjoy!
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter Cups
24 whole raw macadamia nuts
6 Tbsp shredded coconut
6 Tbsp raw cacao powder
6 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
6 oz coconut butter or manna, softened
Pinch of Celtic sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1/4 – 1/2 tsp liquid stevia (optional)
2 Tbsp almond butter
24 mini cupcake liners
Line a mini muffin pan with the 24 cupcake liners. In a medium bowl combine coconut, coconut oil, cacao powder, coconut butter, salt, vanilla and stevia (if using). Stir ingredients until thoroughly combined. Spoon the mixture into the paper liners evenly. Using a small spoon place a 1/4 tsp dollop of almond butter on top of each candy, place the macadamia nut on top of the almond butter and press the nut lightly down into the cup. Put the muffin pan into the refrigerator to chill the candies, about 30 minutes. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to serve.
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