Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Treats

These chocolate covered almond butter treats are a fabulous, healthier alternative to Reese’s peanut butter cups. That means you can indulge a little more.

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Who else loves Reese’s Peanut butter cuts as much as my family? I’m always looking for fun “real food” treats so I was thrilled to make “my version” of my Favorite Easter Candy today. ….Homemade Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Eggs (aka Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs)

You could of course use all natural peanut butter as well. I’m just on an almond butter kick lately. They are SO easy and just too yummy for words.

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INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup Almond Butter (or all-natural peanut butter)

1/4 cup powdered sugar

2 TBSP virgin coconut oil

2 TBSP of cocoa powder

2 TBSP of pure maple syrup

Optional chocolate sauce version: 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, melted in microwave safe dish.

DIRECTIONS

Mix the almond butter and powdered sugar together in a bowl until it’s a little crumbly. (add a little more powdered sugar if it is still kind of loose.

Roll the dough in your hands until it is thoroughly blended.

Pick off about 1 inch pieces of dough and roll into 8 little balls and place them on a cookie sheet.

Press them flat with your fingers and shape them into oval of egg shapes.

Place in the freezer for 1 hour.

Then mix the melted coconut oil, cocoa powder and maple syrup together in a bowl until it looked like chocolate syrup. OR use the optional method of 1/2 cup of chocolate chips melted in a microwave safe dish.

Remove the frozen almond butter and roll it in the chocolate syrup. I did this as fast a possible — 2 at a time because they start to get soft quick. You can leave the others in the freezer as you do a couple at a time as well if you prefer.

I just used a fork to turn them over in the chocolate syrup and place them back on the cookie sheet in the freezer to harden.

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Continue dipping and covering in chocolate until all are done and then let them stay in the freezer again for a few minutes until the harden.

I store mine in the freezer and just grab and eat when I want one. It’s the perfect chocolate “fix” for me.

 

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Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Treats
 
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Almond Butter (or all-natural peanut butter)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP virgin coconut oil
  • 2 TBSP of cocoa powder
  • 2 TBSP of pure maple syrup
  • Optional chocolate sauce version: ½ cup of chocolate chips, melted in microwave safe dish.
Directions
  1. Mix the almond butter and powdered sugar together in a bowl until it's a little crumbly. (add a little more powdered sugar if it is still kind of loose.
  2. Roll the dough in your hands until it is thoroughly blended.
  3. Pick off about 1 inch pieces of dough and roll into 8 little balls and place them on a cookie sheet.
  4. Press them flat with your fingers and shape them into oval of egg shapes.
  5. Place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  6. Then mix the melted coconut oil, cocoa powder and maple syrup together in a bowl until it looked like chocolate syrup. OR use the optional method of ½ cup of chocolate chips melted in a microwave safe dish.
  7. Remove the frozen almond butter and roll it in the chocolate syrup. I did this as fast a possible -- 2 at a time because they start to get soft quick. You can leave the others in the freezer as you do a couple at a time as well if you prefer.
  8. I just used a fork to turn them over in the chocolate syrup and place them back on the cookie sheet in the freezer to harden.

Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

Other Healthy Treats for you to try:

Clean-Eating-Chocolate-Almond-Butter-Bites

No-Bake-Almond-Butter-Granola-Bars

Comments

    • Sherri says

      Thanks!! I’m the same. Almond Butter now trumps Peanut Butter in my house. :-) Heading over to link up now. Have a great weekend.

  1. says

    These look wonderful and were perfect for our Foodie Friends Friday party last week.. I love that they aren’t peanut butter also… Just to let you know that I picked them as my host favorite and they will be featured on this week’s party on my blog and were featured on our Host Favorite over at the Daily dish Magazine. I hope that you join us again this week.. party starts at 9 pm EST

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