7 Almond Butter Recipes That Will Satisfy Every Craving You Have ...

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Nut butter is such a great food, and with all the tasty recipes out there such as these almond butter recipes, there’s just no excuse not to indulge yourself! Yes, nuts are high in calories, but they’re incredibly healthy if you buy them without added oils or sugars. I prefer using raw nut butter over roasted, but when baking you can use roasted almond butter since you’ll be heating the almond butter anyway. No matter what kind of nut butter you use, choose from a good brand and choose versions without added sweeteners for the best health benefits. Trust me, you won’t miss that processed stuff with these fresh, nutrient-rich almond butter recipes. Oh, and if your sweet tooth won’t leave you alone, don’t worry! These almond butter recipes will take care of that too!

1. Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

One of my favorite almond butter recipes is the one that is healthy, yet still tasty like a Reese’s cup, and totally guilt-free! You’ll love this recipe if you love rich, hearty nut butter and chocolate together. This is the perfect indulgence when your sweet tooth hits, or you want to make something impressive for others, yet still healthy too. Almonds and cacao (chocolate) are high in fiber, antioxidants, zinc, magnesium and iron. Almonds contain protein and Vitamin E, which are important for your skin and cacao contains more antioxidants than 15 servings of blueberries in just one ounce!

Serves: 12-14 mini cups or 6 larger, regular cups

Ingredients:

7 ounces of dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao content or higher)

½ cup natural almond butter

2 tbsp. honey

1 tbsp. powdered sugar

½ tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp. fine grain salt

Sea salt flakes for garnish

Directions:

Break up the chocolate and melt in a double boiler (a pot of simmering water with a bowl resting on top). Stir to make sure it is perfectly smooth.

Set out the liners in a mini muffin tin, this helps them hold shape.

Spoon about a teaspoon of the chocolate into the bottom. Tilt and twist it around so the chocolate coats the side of the liner and rest it back in the tin.

Repeat with remaining papers.

Mix the almond butter, honey, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt together until smooth to make the filling. Scoop out a tsp. of the almond butter filling and gently roll it into a ball between your palms.

Give it a press down and center it on top of the thin chocolate puddle. Repeat.

Spoon chocolate, about another tsp., on top of each almond butter ball to cover completely.

You may need to add a few drops more to get the chocolate to level above the bump of the almond butter. Sprinkle a teensy pinch of flaked sea salt on each one and chill in the fridge to set.

They can be kept in a covered container at room temperature or fridge.

Source: sproutedkitchen.com

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