Nutritious Indulgence: Almond Butter Cups
These are a great, not-too-sweet treat for kids, too; my son loves them and even helped me drizzle the chocolate. But remember that raw honey is not recommended for infants under one year of age because of the rare risk of botulism.
This treat is also a nice balance of carbs and protein to fuel your body; they are caloric, though, so eating the whole batch probably isn't a good idea. Luckily, these cups are so rich and luscious that one or two should satisfy you.
3.5oz bar of dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa (preferably organic)
2T natural almond butter
3/4-1T raw honey (to taste)
Break chocolate bar into uniform pieces and melt in microwave or double boiler until smooth and glossy.
Fill a mini muffin pan with papers and pour about a 1/2 teaspoon of the melted chocolate in the bottom of each. Chill in the refrigerator for a few minutes until the chocolate has hardened.
Mix almond butter and honey in a small bowl. Spoon about 1/2 tsp of this mixture into each cup. Press down a bit to flatten.
|A little lop-sided, but they taste amazing!|