Vegan almond butter cups are healthy desserts and keep you provent fat.
Soak your almonds for 6 hours and dehydrate them until they are completely dry. This step is optional, but recommended. Once they are soaked and dry, place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend. It will take about 10 minutes or more depending on your food processor before it actually turns into a butter. At first it will look like a fine flour and all of a sudden the oils from the almonds come out and you will have the most delicious nut butter.
Now that I had my almond butter that surprisingly turned out great, I wondered what to pair it with.
Growing up, I loved the peanut butter and chocolate combo. I would scoop out a spoonful of peanut butter and throw some chocolate chips in my mouth. Who am I kicking- I still do that on occasion now.
I could only imagine how nice my almond butter and some fresh raw chocolate would taste together. So, this is how the lazy raw almond cup was born.
1 cup of raw cacao powder
1/2 cup of coconut butter
8-10 dates, chopped or 1/2 cup of raw honey, agave or maple syrup.
1/4 cup & 3 tbsp of water
Wash and take the pits put of the dates. Chop up the dates-this will make blending them with the water easier. Place the dates in a food processor and add all the water. Blend until a nice paste is formed and put aside. You will need to melt the coconut butter/oil. To keep it raw, either melt it in your dehydrator or in a bowl immersed in warm water. Once the coconut butter/oil is melted, incorporate the cacao powder and date paste.
I found that one cup of cacao made this recipe very rich so feel free to add less, and if you have a big sweet tooth, a little more sweetener wouldn’t hurt.
Now that you have the almond butter and chocolate, there are few options: eat the almond butter and/or chocolate by the spoonful, or make the lazy almond butter cup or the not so lazy almond butter tart.
For the lazy almond cup, simply take the almond butter and chocolate and mix it all up in a bowl. Scoop out the mixture and roll it into balls. Take each ball and roll them in some finely chopped coconut flakes. Place them in the freezer until they are ready to be served.
The second option, is to actually make some almond cups. Take a small paper tart, place a scoop or two of the chocolate and press down. Do the same with the almond butter and the outer layer of chocolate. You are layering the chocolate, almond butter and again chocolate. Put the tarts in the freezer for 1/2 hours to an hour. Take out of the freezer right before serving.