COCONUT ALMOND BUTTER CUPS

COCONUT ALMOND BUTTER CUPS

I have been trying to come up with a sweet treat that will satisfy my taste buds AND benefit my body. These tasty coconut almond butter cups have hit the mark! A healthy snack which is free of dairy, artificial additives, preservatives, and a load of processed sugar. Your body will be grateful.

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coconut almond butter cups

These coconut almond butter cups are not only healthy but require no baking and only a few ingredients. They are also super easy to prepare. You’re welcome! Whichever ingredients you don’t have on hand, you can easily find at your local supermarket. A funny thing I noticed when I first tried these snacks is they have a familiar flavor- that of my favorite Girl Scout cookie. I’d say that’s an added bonus!

coconut almond butter cups

Health benefits

Almond butter- protein, protein. Whether vegan, vegetarian, paleo, or none of the above almond butter is a good source of protein which is something we all need.

Coconut oil- boosts energy as well as good cholesterol.

Dark chocolate- antioxidants from cocoa

Notes

-I use unrefined (also known as raw) coconut 🥥 oil because it undergoes less processing than refined coconut oil and retains more of its nutrients.

-I use almond butter where the only ingredient is almonds. This allows me to control the salt content.

-Look for vegan dark chocolate, if that matters to you. It is usually printed on the packaging 🌱.

-Exclude the chocolate to keep this recipe strictly paleo 💪.

Be sure to check out another of my healthy recipes Homemade granola. Enjoy!

Coconut almond butter cups

A healthy snack you can feel good about eating.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author Shana

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond butter
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt

Instructions

  • Line mini muffin pan with mini liners and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add almond butter and melted coconut oil and mix until incorporated.
  • Add maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix.
  • Melt chocolate over double boiler or in microwave safe bowl.
  • Add coconut flakes to almond butter mix and stir.
  • Pour almond butter mixture into paper liners and drizzle with melted chocolate.
  • Sprinkle each cup with a bit of sea salt.
  • Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until fully set.


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