Is your son allergic to peanuts? Do you work at a peanut-free office? Peanut allergies have changed the lives of many of us who don’t even have a problem with the legume. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy sweet treats together. These almond butter cups are healthier than any related store-bought candies and they are peanut-free. Fun as a kid-friendly craft, they are also a welcome gift for vegans and anyone with peanut afflictions.
Almond Butter Cups
- 1/3 cup smooth almond butter
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- Sea salt
- Line a 12-cup mini-muffin pan with small paper cups.
- In a small bowl, mix together almond butter and powdered sugar until well-combined. Refrigerate while you melt the chocolate.
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler, stirring until smooth. Turn off heat and keep chocolate warm.
- Scoop 1-tablespoonful portions of almond butter into your hand and form into same-size balls. Place on a sheet of waxed paper and flatten them slightly.
- Spoon about 1 teaspoon melted chocolate into each of the paper cups. Use the back of a spoon to spread chocolate evenly onto the bottom and a bit up the side of the paper cups. Place muffin pan in the freezer until chocolate hardens.
- Press an almond butter disk into each cup. Spoon chocolate over the disks, spreading evenly and so the chocolate goes down the sides of the disks. Sprinkle each with a few crystals of sea salt.
- Place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until chocolate hardens.