Nut Butter Cups Recipe
Nut Butter Cups Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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This indulgent, nutty treat is simple to make and looks great. At my house, we love using all-natural ingredients because it's important to know what we're putting in our bodies. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unblanched almonds
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup creamy cashew butter or peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Chopped almonds, optional

Directions

Pulse almonds and dates in a food processor until mixture starts to hold together when pressed. Spoon nut mixture into paper-lined muffin cups; press into bottom. Gently spread cashew butter over nut mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together cocoa, coconut oil and honey; pour over nut butter. If desired, top with chopped almonds. Refrigerate, covered, until chocolate is set, about 1 hour. Yield: 1 dozen.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Almost any nut or nut butter may be used in this creative on-the-go snack.
  • While these are delectable year-round, try making them in mini muffin cups and include them as a healthy addition to holiday cookie and candy plates.
  • Originally published as Nut Butter Cups in Taste of Home February/March 2018

    Nutritional Facts

    1 date nut bite: 293 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

    • 1 cup unblanched almonds
    • 1 cup pitted dates
    • 1 cup creamy cashew butter or peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 2 teaspoons honey
    • Chopped almonds, optional
    1. Pulse almonds and dates in a food processor until mixture starts to hold together when pressed. Spoon nut mixture into paper-lined muffin cups; press into bottom. Gently spread cashew butter over nut mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together cocoa, coconut oil and honey; pour over nut butter. If desired, top with chopped almonds. Refrigerate, covered, until chocolate is set, about 1 hour. Yield: 1 dozen.

    Test Kitchen tips
  • Almost any nut or nut butter may be used in this creative on-the-go snack.
  • While these are delectable year-round, try making them in mini muffin cups and include them as a healthy addition to holiday cookie and candy plates.
  • Originally published as Nut Butter Cups in Taste of Home February/March 2018

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