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Author Notes: These coconut almond butter chocolate cups are such a simple and amazing homemade take on the classic candy! Perfect for a chocolate fix as dessert or an afternoon snack. —Leigh Suznovich
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 5 min
ounces dark bakers chocolate, chopped into small pieces
ounces semi-sweet bakers chocolate, chopped into small pieces
tablespoon coconut oil
cup almond butter
cup shredded coconut
- First, get out a 24 well mini muffin tin and line them all with paper liners. Then fill a small pot halfway with water and bring it to a gentle simmer on the stove. Combine the two chocolates and coconut oil in a heat proof bowl and set it over the simmering water without letting the bottom touch the water. That will scorch the chocolate. Let it melt completely and become shiny while you stir it fairly often, which takes about 4-5 minutes. While the mixture melts, quickly stir the almond butter, shredded coconut and honey together thoroughly to make the filling.
- Take the chocolate mixture and scoop a teaspoon into the bottom of each well to form the base. Nudge it around to make sure it completely gets into the ridges of the liners. Then scoop a heaping 3/4 teaspoon of the almond butter filling on top of each chocolate base. Finish by scooping another teaspoon of chocolate on top of the filling and nudge it around to completely enclose it and be even on top. If the chocolate is too stiff to work with for this final step, set it over the pot of simmering water again to make it melty. Once all of the chocolate cups are formed, put the tray in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so to let them completely set. Then seal them up in a container and serve them as you crave them!