Homemade almond butter chocolates--way better than Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!

Seriously awesome recipe to share today, folks. In fact, this one received possibly the most intense rave my husband has ever given any of the foods I've made. I wish I had it recorded because it was super funny and flattering--all for these simple little homemade almond butter cups!

We don't eat peanuts/legumes so I used homemade almond butter in these. So these are a super wholesome version of the standard Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and if you believe my husband's review "Babe. Not only is this the greatest peanut butter-type cup I've ever had, THIS IS THE GREATEST PEANUT BUTTER-TYPE CUP I'VE EVER HAD." (That was the beginning of his rave. I wish I remembered the rest!)

The back story is, I've seen candy and truffle recipes before and always been intimidated. This is the first time I've ever used a candy mold, it's exhilarating! I got these two candy/soap molds c/o WholePort and they sat on the dining room table for a while, overwhelming me. ;) Then I dove in.

Homemade Almond Butter Cups Recipe


I've made chocolate before, like in my whole food, gluten- and dairy free chocolate mousse recipe (with 1/2 cup cocoa powder,1/2 cup coconut oil, and 1/2 tsp vanilla), but for these I decided to go super easy. I used dark chocolate chips and melted them since I knew the texture would be right and they would harden up enough once they cooled. So here's the recipe:


  • 2 cups dark chocolate or high quality chocolate chips (like these Enjoy Life ones)
  • 1 cup homemade almond butter (or grind it yourself at the store by the pound! Or get some with nothing but a little salt added), refrigerated

Super simple.

Instructions:


Melt the chocolate in a pan on low or on a double boiler. Fill each cup halfway with melted chocolate. (I used a mini ice cream scoop/melon baller thing to make them all even.)

Dollop little chunks of almond butter (ideally still pretty cold from the fridge) into the centers of the chocolate. Refrigerate.

Then they look like this. Now put an extra, smaller scoop of the melted chocolate (you may have to warm it again) on top. Then refrigrate.

That's it!

Sooooooo easy, right?! All you need are good chocolate, almonds/sea salt to make your own almond butter, and a cute candy mold!


I think these turned out so well because of how much sea salt I put in my DIY almond butter. I loooooove me some sea salt. And so healthy and good for the adrenals and thryoid! Yum!

I still haven't used the orange oval candy mold from WholePort. That shape reminded me of raspberry truffles and those wont' be in season for a while, so I'll have to think of something else! Anyone else ever made your own chocolates at home?! Any tasty, simple recipes I should check out:?

8 comments

  1. Oh, they look delicious! Almond butter is now on this weekend's to-do list!

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  2. I don't really like reese's peanut butter cup that much, but I do love almond butter! I'll have to make these tonight! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. This is soooo simple... I so often just mix up dark chocolate chips with some almond butter and have that for snack - this makes it easier to eat and much cuter!

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  4. Just when I was thinking of making my own chocolates, you post this amazing recipe. I was getting overwhelmed by candy moles and complicated techniques, too. But since you made that sound so easy, I will give this a try! Thanks for this.

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  5. I love that as a snack, too, sometimes with extra coconut oil for extra fat! But it is a little sloppy!

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  6. Adding some coconut flakes would make it more like an almond joy, my favorite candy. I make 5 minute fudge for the holidays. It is a pretty easy recipe, but it does involve a whole can of sweetened condensed milk...

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