Vegan, Gluten free & Sugar free!
All of these ingredients can be purchased at a grocery store like Nature’s Fare. I used all organic ingredients.
This is a another great desert for the Christmas season! Most of us are really busy in December, making it hard to find time to make healthy treats for our friends and family. These chocolate cups are great because they’re quick to make, don’t require baking, and you can easily freeze and then pull out later when you need them. If you not a lover of almond butter, feel free to substitute for your favorite nut butter like peanut butter! You can also use different moulds to make these. I have some cute silicone candy moulds that are star shaped, happy face shaped and heart shaped. You can also decide how thick you like your nut butter layer compared to your chocolate layer. You can do more chocolate if that’s what you like!
ingredients for the almond butter layer:
- 1/4 cup organic almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 Tb maple syrup, or your favourite liquid sweetener.
- 1 Stevia packet (the ones that look like sugar packets that you buy in boxes of 50 or so)
Place all these ingredients in a bowl. Heat up slightly so you can mix it all together until smooth and so it’s runny enough to pour into your cups or moulds. Pour enough into each cup or mould so this layer will be about 1/4 inch thick. Place in freezer for at least 10 min.
Ingredients for the chocolate layer: (or skip this step and melt your favorite organic dark chocolate)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or your favorite liquid sweetener
- 1/4 cup raw organic cacao
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Place all these ingredients in a separate bowl. Heat up slightly so you can mix until smooth and until it’s runny enough to pour into the cups or moulds. Pour this layer about 1/4 inch thick on top of the frozen almond butter layer and place back in freezer for at least 15 min before eating.
Optional: toppings can include anything you like! Try coconut flakes, slivered almonds or other nuts, dried cranberries.
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