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Nut Butter Cups

My indulgent, nutty treat is simple to make and looks great. At our house, we use all-natural ingredients for them. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1 dozen

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.

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

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    • delowenstein
      Mar 3, 2018

      These treats are SCRUMPTIOUS! I made them on 2/15/18. I doubled the amount of creamy peanut butter, cocoa, coconut oil and honey in this recipe and got 17 cups out of this recipe!