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Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Prep time: 45 minutes

Servings:12

Ingredients:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1.5 teaspoons canola oil (divided)
  • 2 (3.5 ounce) dark chocolate bars, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped roasted almonds
  • ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt (optional)
Directions:

Step 1: Line 12 mini muffin cups with cupcake liners; coat lightly with cooking spray. Combine 1 teaspoon oil and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds or until melted, stirring every 10 seconds. Place about ¾ Tablespoon chocolate mixture in each prepared cup (reserve remaining chocolate in bowl). Tap pan on work surface to smooth chocolate in an even layer. Place pan in freezer for 10 minutes.  

Step 2: Combine remaining ½ teaspoon oil, almond butter, and sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds or until smooth, stirring occasionally. Divide almond butter mixture evenly among prepared cups, smoothing into an even layer. Freeze 10 minutes.

Step 3: Reheat reserved chocolate in microwave until melted and pourable. Divide evenly among prepared cups. Sprinkle evenly with chopped almonds and salt (if using). Freeze 10 minutes or until firm.  

Notes:

You can substitute almond butter with other nut butters or an allergy-friendly variety. This is a great activity to get the whole family involved!

Nutrition:

Per serving: 143 calories; 2 g protein; 10 g fat; 14 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 64 mg sodium; 11 g sugar

Recipe source: https://www.cookinglight.com