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Almond Butter Cups

Almond butter cups are bite sized treats that have an ultra creamy filling, the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, and so easy to make!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter cups, chocolate almond butter cups
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 14 ounces chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • flakey sea salt (optional)


  • Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cups. Then, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a bowl in the microwave in 20 second increments, or over a double boiler. While the chocolate is melting, place the 1/2 cup of almond butter in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
    Muffin tin lined for almond butter cups
  • Fill each muffin tin with 1 tablespoon (or slightly less) of melted chocolate. Once they're all full, gently tap the muffin tin to flatten the chocolate and remove air bubbles. Then chill in the fridge for 5 minutes.
    Melted chocolate in muffin tin for almond butter cups.
  • Once the almond butter is chilled and slightly firmed up, add a dollop (approximately 2 teaspoons) into the middle of each muffin cup. You can flatten it with your finger, but try to keep the almond butter in the middle and not too close to the edge.
    Almond butter being added to muffin tin for almond butter cups.
  • Add about 1 1/2 tablespoons of melted chocolate on top of the almond butter, then very gently tap the muffin tin to flatten the almond butter cups. Sprinkle flakey sea salt on top of each cup.
    Salt being sprinkled onto to almond butter cups.
  • Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes, or until completely firm.
    A white board with almond butter cups on top.


  • To store: Keep them in airtight containers in the fridge for several weeks.
  • To freeze: Store in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.
  • The key to the almond butter cups is to not get the chocolate too thick on the top and bottom. If it's too thick, it's harder to bite into. 


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg