Ohhh guys, do I have a treat for you with this recipe! With Halloween just around the corner and a lot of tempting empty candy calories staring at you… I have created these Crunchy Hazelnut Almond Chocolate Cups with healthy fats and no refined sugars to replace those temptations! Ridiculously tasty, easy peasy to make and made of crunchy creamy dreams!
I am slightly addicted to hazelnuts, aka filberts, a nut high in good fats, protein and fibre with a creamy texture. The leading producer of hazelnuts in the world is Turkey, who knew! I found a Hazelnut Almond Butter by Nuts to You Nut Butter Inc, a Canadian company, made with strictly only oven roasted almonds and hazelnuts, no added sugars or preservatives. I have been attempting to create a recipe with this buttery yumminess that highlights the hazelnut flavour! Hazelnut Almond Butter mixed into dark chocolate with a layer of seedy crunch, nothing better you guys!
So you want to know what you’ll need for this recipe, am I right?? Well here is the simple ingredients list!
Makes 12 cups:
2 oz dark, no sugar added, baking chocolate
1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips (I use Krisda sugar-free chocolate chips from Superstore)
1/2 cup Hazelnut Almond Butter or nut butter of choice (found at Superstore as well!)
1 tsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sunflower & pumpkin seed mix
How to Create your Crunchy Hazelnut Almond Butter Chocolate Cups:
In a small saucepan over low heat melt your chocolate, stir in the nut butter, coconut oil, vanilla and salt.
Line a mini muffin pan with mini liners, fill them half way with your chocolate mix, then pour approximately 1 tsp of seeds to create a layer, then top with another layer of chocolate mix. Add a tiny pinch of salt to the top of each cup, put into the freezer for 15 minutes until solid. Store in the fridge and enjoy at room temperature!
Everyone can make these effortless Crunchy Hazelnut Almond Chocolate Cups! Reach for them instead of the unhealthy chocolate bars this Halloween, trust me, they taste better anyways! Full of antioxidants from the dark cocoa, healthy fats from the nut butter & coconut oil, not to mention the bountiful amounts of amino acids and minerals from the seeds. You may have to hide them from others, they seem to go missing from my fridge in large numbers 😉 Happy Halloween and stay safe! XOXO