Almond Butter Cups


Words really aren’t necessary here. Enjoy!



  • 1/4 cup ice-cream scoop of organic butter or coconut oil
  • 3 to 4 squares unsweetened chocolate (your preference)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon stevia, (to taste) – (Equivalent to 1/2 cup sweetening power)
  • dash of cinnamon – optional

Almond Butter Filling

  • 1 scoop Nature Pro Vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raw almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla (no sugar – check the label)
  • 1/4 cup ice-cream scoop of organic butter or coconut oil (or a combination), well softened


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter/coconut oil and chocolate squares over very low heat. Remove from heat.
  2. Add stevia, salt, and cinnamon to chocolate mixture.
  3. Combine all the almond butter filling ingredients into a kind of very thick pudding, by mashing with a fork. This takes some mixing, and is easier if your almond butter and butter/coconut oil are at room temperature.
  4. Pour enough chocolate mixture to cover the very bottom of the cupcake papers. I use silicone muffin cups or a silpat mini muffin tin without any liner.If you do not have this, or cannot find one, use a regular or mini cupcake tin lined with regular or mini cupcake papers.This is what I have done pictured above.
  5. Spoon (I use a tiny ice-cream scoop; you could use a large melon baller) a little of the almond butter filling on top of the chocolate coating.
  6. Cover with the remaining chocolate mixture.
  7. Chill to set.
  8. Store in the refrigerator or the freezer.

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Lin Hardick

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Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More

  • DMR

    So I can’t have protein powder or anything that contains whey!! Can you skip this and will they still turn out.