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Almond Butter Cups

December 19, 2017

Almond butter cups...the words "almond butter" speak to me.  We've all stood in the kitchen at some time in our lives with a spoon in one hand and a jar of nut butter in the other and had our way with it!   Opening a jar of almond butter and smelling the richness it has to offer is its own little invitation for you to spoon it into a great recipe.  This almond butter recipe is just the great one to entice you into the world of good-for-you almond butter cups! 

Almond butter is made from ground almonds and is smooth and nutritious.  No empty carbohydrates here!  It is high in healthy fat and can satisfy your hunger while helping to keep those nasty cravings away.  It contains mighty magnesium for your body's metabolism and the antioxidant Vitamin E which is good for your heart.  Because it has a low-glycemic index it is naturally low in sugar. It is an especially good choice for most diabetics.   Be sure to look for almond butter with no sugar added. 

Oh!  Did I mention it has protein (our body's building blocks) and is high in fiber for digestion?  By using grass-fed butter in this recipe, you benefit from its conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) content known to help reduce inflammation and assist in weight loss.  Both stevia and xylitol are natural alternatives to sugar.  They are not artificial/chemical sweeteners.  Both are plant-based:  Stevia is much sweeter than sugar and has no calories while xylitol looks like and is about the same sweetness as sugar with far fewer calories.

Almond butter cups can be the perfect end to a meal, a simple snack, or "I'm going to treat myself to something special" moment...they can be a gift you make for someone.  This healthy dessert requires no baking.  Almond butter cups are to be refrigerated or can also be frozen if made ahead of time

  Almond Butter Cups

Almond Butter Cups

Ingredients for chocolate:

4 oz Grass-fed butter or ghee

1/4 cup cacao powder

1 1/2 tsp stevia

1/2 cup xylitol, sea salt & almond butter

Cupcake liners

 

Almond Butter filling

1/8 tsp sea salt

1 tsp stevia

1 1/2 tbs xylitol

1/2 cup almond butter

2 TBSP grass-fed butter softened

 

For almond butter filling

Combine salt, stevia, and xylitol. In a separate bowl, mix almond butter and butter. Mix in dry ingredients.

 

For Chocolate

In a saucepan over low, melt butter. Add cacao, stevia, xylitol, and salt. Mix well. Remove from heat. Spoon enough chocolate to cover the bottom of cupcake liner. Cover Almond Butter with chocolate. Freeze until solid. Keep refrigerated, melts fast! ENJOY

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