This is just one of over 90 delicious and easy recipes in The 21-Day Sugar Detox guide book!
Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
Yield: Approximately 12 servings.
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To make these 21-Day Sugar Detox “safe” or to try an unsweetened version (which is also very delicious!) simply do not add any maple syrup.
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/4 C Coconut Cream Concentrate
- 1⁄2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- OPTIONAL: 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup, divided (omit for the 21DSD!)
- 3 Tbsp Almond Meal (use homemade if you have it)
Tbsp Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
- Dash of Cinnamon
Tbsp Raw Almond Butter
- Pinch of Celtic sea salt
You will also need:
- a whisk
- mixing bowls
- a rubber spatula
- a plastic bag, one corner snipped off
- a mini muffin pan
- mini muffin paper liners
- Melt coconut oil over a low flame and whisk in half of the coconut cream, the vanilla extract and (optionally) 2 Tbsp of maple syrup. When that’s blended together, whisk in the rest of the coconut cream. Once that’s combined, whisk in almond meal, cocoa powder and cinnamon. Pour into a paper-lined mini muffin tin just enough to coat the bottom of each hole (this recipe made 9 for me but you can make them bigger or smaller). Place your tin in the fridge or freezer until that sets and is hard.
- While the first part of the cups are chilling, (optional) whisk the almond butter with 1 Tbsp of maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt. Then load in the almond butter into a plastic bag and snip the tip off of the end to make a homemade pastry bag.
- Remove the hardened chocolate from the fridge/freezer and proceed to pipe a small amount of almond butter into the center of each one. Be sure to allow an edge of chocolate to show all around the peanut butter so that the rest of the chocolate you pour in has more chocolate to bind with.
- Pour the remaining chocolate over each almond butter dollop until they’re covered and place back in the fridge/freezer. Ifound these to be room-temperature stable but I live in San Francisco and if it’s warmer than 70 in your house, it’s best to keep them in the fridge.
Yield: This depends on the size of your mini muffin tins, approximately 1 Dozen.
- You can make these without the almond butter and make a simplified, solid chocolate version.
- Substitute walnut butter for almond butter for a different flavor.
- You can also make these without cocoa powder for a coconut-vanilla almond butter cup recipe or add mint extract to coconut cream and use that as the filling instead of almond butter for a chocolate mint cup
Under no circumstance should you eat this “dessert”. It was the absolute worst thing I put in my mouth on the 21DSD.
I want to meet the person that came up with this and watch them eat one. I want them to look me in the eyes and tell me that it was good and worth printing for other people to try.
Sorry you did not like almond butter cups. I actually always have some in my freezer for a treat. They are not sweet but when you don’t eat sugar for a while, your tastes buds do change.
Absolutely Hilarious! I was feeling like I needed a treat and this comment hit the spot! 🙂
OMG, hysterical. Thanks for the laugh.
Oh my Mrs Nasty. Don’t get your buns over heated. Everyone has different taste.
I love them! I made these when I was into week two of the sugar detox and the hit the spot! I have also made them several times again with half of the maple syrup and they were still great!!!
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Can I use Coconut Flour instead of the Almond Meal? Also, can I use Sunflower Seed Butter instead of the Almond Butter? I have a slight allergy to almonds. THANKS!!!!
Coconut flour will not work the same since it has a very different consistency and absorbs much more liquid than nut flours; you can try another nut flour or omit. And yes, sunflower seed butter should work well! If you try it out, let us know what you did and how it worked.