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These Chocolate Almond Butter cups are so easy to put together, and are totally worth the effort.

Chock full (no pun intended) of stress-busting, mood-lifting ingredients – these are the perfect treat for almost any celebration.

In one large study of 13,000 people, those who ate dark chocolate in the previous 24 hours were 70% less likely to report depression. And it didn’t take much, just 12 grams of dark chocolate was enough to elicit this effect. That’s just 2 or 3 of these treats!

Not only are these treats potentially mood enhancing, they offer so much pleasure on the palate! The smooth velvety chocolate, the crunchy snap of the cacao nibs, and the creamy almond butter filling make for a satisfying indulgence.

We love these Chocolate Almond Butter Cups as a special Valentine’s Day treat! But, with how simple and delicious they are to put together, you may find yourself making them more often.

 References:

https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/dark-chocolate-depression

 

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

These Chocolate Almond Butter cups are so easy to put together, and are totally worth the effort. Chock full (no pun intended) of stress-busting, mood-lifting ingredients, we think you might be making these regularly.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Cacao Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Almonds finely chopped or crushed

Instructions
 

  • Line 12 mini muffin holes with parchment paper liners. Set aside.
  • Fill one large pot with water and place a smaller pot inside. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Ensure no water is able to get in the smaller pot.
  • Add coconut oil into the smaller pot and stir continuously until melted.
  • Add cacoa powder, maple syrup and almond butter, stirring gently until well combined.
  • Using a spoon, evenly portion half the chocolate mixture between the mini muffin hole liners. Set in the fridge to harden for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove mould from the fridge and layer a small disc of almond butter in each mini muffin hole.
  • Cover almond butter with remaining melted chocolate mixture, then sprinkle with crushed almonds to garnish.
  • Return to the fridge for 5-10 minutes to fully set the chocolate. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional information per serving:
 
Calories - 215
Sugar - 2g
Fiber - 3g
Carbs - 6.5g
Fat - 20g
Protein - 3.5g
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