Fuel: Home-Made Nut Butter Cups
Every once in a while we all need a little treat so I started making these at the recommendation of one of our clients and love them! They are a great alternative to the store bought version, which often only use milk chocolate along with peanut butter. I love them because I get the choice of what’s being put in the treat and often I can’t even finish a whole one! You can get really creative as well by placing whole macadamian nuts on top or even inside for added texture or adding a small dollop of honey inside for a hidden treat.
What you’ll need:
- Dark chocolate of choice
- Nut butter
- Muffin pan with muffin liners or individual silicon muffin trays
- Melt your dark chocolate of choice on the stove top. I recommend using anywhere from 70%-80% (but no higher than 80%) for the chocolate, and finding a chocolate with the least amount of ingredients, such as Lindt.
- Fill the muffin liners or trays partially with chocolate.
- Add a spoonful of your nut butter of choice (I like to use sunflower seed butter with the 70% chocolate as the sunflower seed butter is not as sweet, and haszelnut butter with the 80% chocolate as the hazelnut is sweeter).
- Add another layer of melted chocolate on top and put the trays in the freezer.
- Let set for a couple of hours and voila, home-made, healthier, chocolate nut-butter cups!
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