Chocolate Almond Butter Cups {dairy free, gluten free, paleo}

I love Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. Totally. But, since I can’t have peanut butter, or the milk chocolate, or the refined sugar, I needed an alternative to enjoy. These chocolate almond butter cups are the perfect replacement!

These chocolate almond butter cups are the perfect replacement!
At first, my husband wasn’t sure about them. After all, how could I replace our FAVORITE candy treat with a homemade version and make it taste just as good? I took the challenge and wound up with something we love.

I think you will like them, too.

Easy to make, and full of good for you ingredients, these chocolate almond butter cups are the perfect treat for a weekday afternoon, or to take to a party to share! They are paleo, gluten free and dairy free so that they can be enjoyed by just about everyone!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup almond butter divided
1 cup raw honey divided
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder

INSTRUCTIONS

Begin by mixing together the melted coconut oil, 1/2 cup honey and cocoa powder together.
Layer in a mold, filling 1/3 full. (you can alternatively use an 8×8 pan and cut into bars)
Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to harden completely.
Take the almond butter and mix well with the other 1/2 cup of honey.
Spread almond butter and honey mixture on the first chocolate layer.
Freeze again for 30 minutes to harden.
Add the remaining chocolate mixture on top freeze to harden. Pop out of molds and store in the fridge. ENJOY!

What is your favorite candy treat? Are you able to make it at home with real food ingredients?

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Chocolate Almond Butter Cups {dairy free, gluten free, paleo}
Easy to make, and full of good for you ingredients, these almond butter cups are the perfect treat for a weekday afternoon, or to take to a party to share! They are paleo, gluten free and dairy free so that they can be enjoyed by just about everyone!
These chocolate almond butter cups are the perfect replacement!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 90 minutes
Servings
bite size candies
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 90 minutes
Servings
bite size candies
Ingredients
These chocolate almond butter cups are the perfect replacement!
Instructions
  1. Begin by mixing together the melted coconut oil and cocoa powder together.
  2. Layer in a mold, filling 1/3 full. (you can alternatively use an 8x8 pan and cut into bars)
  3. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to harden completely.
  4. Take the almond butter and mix well with the honey.
  5. Spread almond butter and honey mixture on the first chocolate layer.
  6. Freeze again for 30 minutes to harden.
  7. Add the remaining chocolate mixture on top freeze to harden. Pop out of molds and store in the fridge. ENJOY!

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Almond Butter Cups {dairy free, gluten free, paleo}”

  1. Those look so good! I have made homemade peanut butter cups before using a similar recipe, but never thought to try it with almond butter. I wonder what it would taste like with cashew butter. I have a jar of that in the fridge. I might have to try it 🙂

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