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Raw Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

By Monday, December 23, 2013 , , , , , , ,

These are better than regular old peanut butter cups in every single way. The chocolate isn't sickly sweet, it's rich and dark, packed full of essential fats from the cacao butter, and nutrients such as iron from the raw cacao powder. The peanut butter is smooth and rich and it's not full of artificial flavours, sugar and oils, it's just natural, with a pinch of sea salt.

These nut butter cups are delicious with almond butter or peanut butter, but you could also trial out cashew butter, macadamia nut butter or coconut butter, it's so versatile! Best of all, these are ridiculously easy to make, so they're even child friendly.

Makes 4 mini cups


You will need:

1/4 cup melted cacao butter
1/4 cup cacao powder
1-2 tbsps maple syrup/agave nectar
1 tbsp maca/mesquite powder (optional)

1-2 tbsps nut butter

Simply combine the melted cacao butter with the cacao powder, sweetener and optional superfood powders, making sure there are no lumps. Put about 1 tbsp in the bottom of mini cupcake cases and freeze for approximately 5 minutes, or until set. Next, put in a small teaspoonful of your nut butter into the middle of the cup and return to the freezer until set. After 5 minutes, remove from the freezer and using a spoon, pour the remaining chocolate mixture into your nut butter cups, so the nut butter is completely covered, then return to the freezer to set. Store in the freezer until you're ready to eat, then just let them come to room temperature before devouring!


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13 comments

  1. Stop disguising recipes from Sarah Britton as your own, thanks!

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    1. Hi, considering I have no idea how she is, you might want to apologise before accusing me of things again.
      You gain nothing from being cruel to me, so I strongly suggest that if you have nothing nice to say, please say nothing at all.

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  2. Dayum, what a douche! I've seen all kinds of variations of nut butter cups - ain't no body got copyright on that shit! Calm yourself!

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    1. I know, right? I think every health food blogger has given them a go!

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  3. Could you substitute the cacao butter for coconut oil ? :)

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  4. Wow, that comment above was so rude and uncalled for. Your blog and instagram are nothing short of amazing. You have inspired me more than you know, and several friends now are in love with your recipes. Keep posting!

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    1. Thanks so much for your support, it's very much appreciated! :)

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  5. What can I use instead of cacao butter? I can't find it anywhere :( By the way, your blog is just perfect

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    1. Coconut oil works too! And thank youuu :)

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  6. Did half coconut oil/half cocoa butter (as I didn't have enough cocoa butter left) and it was totally fine. So delicious Siobhan! I also shoved some fresh dates in there - because, why not - and made some with tahini, some with almond butter, some with peanut butter. I love trying out your recipes. Always perfect for a Saturday afternoon bake-fest.

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    1. I quite often do that too because cacao butter is even more expensive than coconut oil! Your fillings sound absolutely divine too!

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  7. Made some of these after my A Level exam today for a little pick-me-up and oh my gosh they are divine! I used almond butter instead of peanut butter as I am allergic but I think I've just found my new favourite treat - insanely good! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe :)

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