Shavonne Morrison, MS, RD, LD, shares her favorite dark chocolate almond butter cup recipe. Stevia-sweetened chocolate is paired with creamy almond butter for a dessert that’s full of healthy fats and protein. When sugar cravings hit, it can be challenging to find healthier treats that still hit the spot. Enter: this dark chocolate almond butter cup recipe. These treats are perfect for when you want something that satisfies your sweet tooth, but still packs plenty of nutrition benefits!
How to Make Almond Butter CupsThis almond butter cup recipe couldn’t be easier to make, and it’s ready in less than an hour. Plus, there’s no baking required! First, you only need three ingredients:
- your favorite low-sugar dark chocolate
- almond butter
- a little coconut oil
Ingredient HighlightsWhat’s better than enjoying sweets? Enjoying sweets that come with nutritional benefits! Here’s what makes this dark chocolate almond butter cup recipe a healthier alternative to other chocolate treats.
dark chocolateI love dark chocolate because it’s a great source of magnesium. Among other things, magnesium is important for:
- optimal nerve function
- promoting restful sleep
- reducing stress
almond butterAlmonds are a good source of healthy unsaturated fats and protein—which also makes a handful of them a nutritious, satiating snack. Almonds offer vitamin E as well, which is important for healthy skin and hair. Plus, almonds pack some calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. Almond butter comes in several varieties, but most often consists of ground almonds. I recommend opting for almond butter that has as few ingredients as possible—the simpler, the better! Many health food stores even offer the option to grind your own fresh almond butter in-store, which is my personal preference.
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