These raw vegan almond butter cups are a new take on classic peanut butter cups. Made with fully raw ingredients, they’re suitable for raw vegans or anyone who would rather eat a healthier option. If you’re looking to eat more healthy fats, this is your recipe!
Who else grew up loving Reese’s? They were one of my favourite candies as a child.
Growing up, I remember hoarding them on Halloween since my sister also loved them and it was only a matter of time before we started peeking at each other's candy. As I got older, though, something about Reese’s wasn’t as appealing to me. With my newfound love for dark chocolate, they tasted a little too sweet.
Thankfully, I discovered Justin’s nut butter cups and Trader Joe’s mini ones by that point. So needless to say, the craving was satisfied anyway. Today, I usually prefer to make my own sweets and treats to keep at home.
When you make your candy and desserts yourself, you can feel good about the ingredients. I always like to have a few healthy-ish treats on hand in the freezer for when a sugar craving hits. These almond butter cups are my new favourite!
- Super simple to make
- Last forever in the freezer
- Perfectly sweet and salty
- Rich in healthy fats
Storing the Almond Butter Cups
One thing to note about these almond butter cups: Instead of funky binders that some commercial chocolates use, these almond butter cups rely on coconut oil. While it does make them healthy and delicious, I feel like I need to mention that they melt way faster.
You should always keep these stored in the freezer, and if you’re eating them on a particularly warm day expect to be licking your fingers. Eat them straight from frozen to get the best texture, before the melting sets in.
With that being said, though, they’re still very tasty! If you don’t like the idea of them being melty, you can try and use your favourite chocolate bar melted instead, but I haven’t tried it myself. If you give it a go, I’d love to hear how it goes!
What Makes Them Raw Vegan?
Because this recipe uses all-natural, raw ingredients, it’s perfectly suitable for raw vegans. By using raw agave versus honey, cacao powder instead of chocolate, etc, these treats become perfectly suitable for raw vegans to enjoy as well!
What You Need to Make These Raw Vegan Almond Butter Cups
- Almond butter: The runnier the better
- Liquid coconut oil: Choose a liquid oil, rather than the solidified ones
- Vanilla: Make sure it’s vanilla extract, not vanilla essence
- Cacao powder: Either cocoa or cacao would work, but if you want to keep it raw-vegan, choose cacao since cocoa has been heated and processed
- Sea salt flakes: Don’t miss out on sea salt flakes, they add a tasty sweet and salty twist
If you like this recipe, you should check out:
- Healthy Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Mousse
- Healthy Chickpea Vegan Cookie Dough
- Healthy Paleo Snickerdoodles
Let me know if you try them, I'd love to hear what you think!