Today I decided to celebrate the holiday by making my own dark chocolate candy. I made Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups. This candy has all natural, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free ingredients. It has less calories than the typical peanut/chocolate butter candy, about ½ the sugar and nearly double the nutritional benefits!
Makes 9 Servings!
Serving Size: 1 candy.
4 TBS. coconut oil, melted
5 TBS. unsweetened coco powder
16 drops of vanilla stevia liquid sweetener
2 TBS. of agave nectar
1 packet (or 32 g) of almond butter, I used Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter (flavor sold exclusively at Whole Foods)
You will also need:
3in. mini cup cake tray and wrappers.
Melt coconut oil. Add coco powder and mix thoroughly. Mix in stevia drops and agave. With a small spoon, add chocolate to each cup (just a small amount to cover the entire bottom of wrapper). Place tray in freezer for about 7 minutes to harden chocolate. Remove from freezer. Squeeze in about a quarter of a teaspoon of almond butter to each cup. Spread the almond butter evenly with spoon or finger. Spoon in the top layer of chocolate to each cup. Place in to refrigerator to firm (about 20 minutes). Serve and enjoy!!
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