These homemade dark chocolate almond butter cups are the perfect treat for when that chocolate craving hits. They are made with just 6 ingredients, filled with delicious almond filling, and come together in under an hour.
What you’ll love about this recipe:
- The filling is packed with almond flavor and has enough structure that it won’t spill out when you bite into it.
- A quick and easy tempering method so you can enjoy these chocolatey treats without worrying about chocolate getting all over your fingers.
- You can assemble these delicious treats with 3 simple steps.
Ingredients you’ll need:
- Almond Butter: you’ll want to use almond butter that only contains almonds. The ingredients on the label should read “roasted almonds”.
- Almond Flour: provides structure and texture to the filling, so it doesn’t spill out when you bite into it.
- Powdered Sugar: adds sweetness and structure to the filling.
- Almond Extract: added for stronger almond flavor.
- Kosher Salt: flavor enhancer.
- Dark chocolate: this recipe was developed using 60% dark cocoa chocolate, but you can use whichever chocolate you prefer.
How to make this recipe:
Step 1: Make the filling
Combine all almond filling ingredients until it resembles a thick dough.
Evenly portion out the almond filling into 12 balls and flatten them into slightly smaller discs than the circumference of the muffin tin.
Step 2: Melt and temper chocolate
Using a quick tempering method, melt ¾ of the chocolate in 20-second increments until it is completely melted. Then add the remaining ¼ of unmelted chocolate and stir until smooth. To learn more about this quick method and the science behind tempering chocolate, check out this great video from America’s Test Kitchen.
Step 3: Assemble
Next, spoon chocolate on the bottom of the liner until there's a thin layer of chocolate. Place the almond filling disc into the chocolate-filled liner. Then spoon the final layer of chocolate over the almond filling until it's completely covered.
Repeat until all 12 cups have been assembled. Optional, but I highly recommend sprinkling with coarse sea salt before letting the cups set.
Allow almond cups to set at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
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