Raw Chocolate Nut Butter Cups
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!