Salted Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Salted Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

SALTED DARK CHOCOLATE NUT BUTTER CUPS is excerpted from VEGAN RESET © 2018 by Best of Vegan LLC. Photography © 2018 by Best of Vegan LLC. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Salted Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

  • Serves: 9
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, plus a little more for sprinkling
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons cashew butter
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons peanut butter
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons almond butter

Directions

  1. To make the chocolate, mix together the coconut oil, cocoa butter, maple syrup, cacao powder, vanilla, and salt in a bowl using a whisk.
  2. Add about 2 teaspoons of the melted chocolate mix to each of 9 cupcake forms. Refrigerate or freeze for 10 minutes.
  3. Add a little more than 1 teaspoon nut butter to each form.
  4. Cover with more chocolate, sprinkle a little sea salt on top, and refrigerate or freeze for another 20 minutes before serving.