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




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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


  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.

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