It’s the weekend so little indulgences are definitely allowed. Afterall, life is about balance.
Today’s recipe is for homemade nut butter cups. Step aside Reese’s peanut butter cups, we have a healthier version for you! By making it yourself, it will leave you more satiated as you can add in healthy fats such as coconut oil and peanut butter. Instead of 5 nut butter cups, you’ll only feel the need to grab 1 of these babies!
This recipe is quite easy to make and if you’e short on time you can even buy pre-bought nut butter to cut the time down to 15-20 minutes.
If you want to make it vegan, simple replace the honey with maple syrup.
We hope you’re enjoying our week of recipes. As always, we’re here to make a healthy lifestyle easier and more accessible to all.
Nut Butter Cups (makes 12 nut butter cups)
1 hour (including setting time)
INGREDIENTS for the nut butter
- 1 cup mixed nuts from the Fruitful Day Box.
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
INGREDIENTS for the chocolate
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 3 tbsp cacao butter
- ¾ cup raw cacao powder
- ¼ cup honey / maple syrup (or less if you prefer it to be less sweet)
- ¼ tsp salt
METHOD for the nut butter
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
- Place nuts on a baking tray and roast for 6 – 8 minutes or until browned.
- While still hot, place nuts in a high speed blender with the coconut oil and salt. Depending on how powerful your blender is, you may need to add coconut oil to help the blades spin.
- Place in the fridge to harden while you make the chocolate.
METHOD for the chocolate
- Place the coconut oil and cacao butter in a bain-maire (a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water) and stir until melted.
- Add honey/maple syrup and stir.
- Remove from the heat and add cacao powder and salt. Stir until combined.
- Line a cupcake or muffin tray with paper baking cups.
- Pour approximately 2 tbsp of chocolate mixture into the base of the paper baking cup and place in the fridge to set. This should take 10 – 15 minutes.
- Once set, spoon 1 – 2 tsp nut butter on the set chocolate base. If the nut butter is too runny it will run to the edges rather than sitting in the centre.
- Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the peanut butter until it’s totally covered.
- Return to the fridge to set. This should take 15 – 20 minutes. Once set, the paper should peel off very easily.