A Healthier Treat for Your Cheat: Almond Butter Cups [Recipe]

Posted on : April 3rd, 2017

almond butter cupsDeciding to eat healthier is always a good thing for your body. The sad part is that it isn’t always good news to your taste buds because sweets are usually the first part of your diet to go out the window. This doesn’t mean that you can never eat sweets again, it just means that you have to be smart about the kind of sweets you splurge on when you feel like having a cheat day.

There are ways though that your “cheat day” doesn’t have to be so bad. Dark chocolate has proven to be better for you than either milk or white chocolate and is just as tasty. Almond butter is healthier for you than peanut butter and, again, is just as tasty. Now, which treat could use both of these ingredients in? A healthier version of Reese’s Pieces! So here’s a recipe for making almond butter cups.

Adapted from: the TOMKAT studio

This recipe makes 18 almond butter cups.


  • 1 (10oz) bag dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
    • you can substitute the shortening with the same amount of coconut oil
  • ½ cup smooth almond butter
  • 2 sheets graham crackers, crushed up


  • Fill a mini cupcake pan with 18 paper liners
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the dark chocolate and shortening or coconut oil substitute and heat in 30-second intervals. Make sure to stir after each 30 seconds, until the chocolate is completely melted and the shortening is fully incorporated.
  • Use a spoon to add just enough chocolate to coat the bottom of the paper liner. Take a toothpick and swirl it along the sides of the liners, so the chocolate coats the sides slightly. Refrigerate the pan for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the almond butter and crushed graham crackers. Evenly distribute the almond butter mixture among the chocolate-filled liners. Top with the remaining chocolate (microwave if necessary) and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes before serving.
  • The rest should be refrigerated until use.

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These are good for just a snack in the middle of the day or as a little piece of dessert after dinner. The best part is that kids can have them also, which means they can have a healthier type of sweet instead of just straight sugar. No matter what way you use them, they are a tasty treat that you can eat without feeling like you broke your healthy eating habits!

Our almond butter is made from 100% dry roasted almonds, with no other ingredients! It has no cholesterol and is less fattening than peanut butter. It’s kosher certified, gluten free, wheat free, vegan and sugar-free. Order your smooth almond butter in our online store and get it shipped straight to your door.

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