Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What's Cookin': PALEO Almond Butter Cups

Prior to starting a Paleo diet, my husband was a Reese's Peanut Butter cup enthusiast. 

Since those are now considered evil and malicious I decided to put myself in the running for Wife of the Year by making a Paleo version of his greatly missed candy of choice.

PALEO Almond Butter Cups
Almond Butter
Dark Chocolate -72% or higher is preferred for Paleo

I like the dark chocolate from Trader Joe's pictured below.  It's 72% and you can get this huge bar (over 1 pound) for around $5 and some change.  That is the least expensive dark chocolate I have found anywhere!

-Line MINI muffin tin with MINI paper liners.
-Melt dark chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth.

 -Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of melted chocolate in the bottom of each muffin cup.
-Put muffin pan in freezer for about 5 minutes to set the chocolate.

-Spoon almond butter onto top of set chocolate, filling each muffin cup about 3/4 full.
-Top the almond butter with the remaining melted chocolate.  You may need to use a spoon to help spread it around so it pours into the nooks and crannies and holds all the almond butter in.

-Place muffin tin back in freezer for about 5 minutes or until the chocolate is set and no longer shiny.

-Remove candies from tin and eat!
-Store your Almond Butter Cups in an airtight container.

À la vie et à l'amour

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