These Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups are a healthier spin on traditional mini peanut butter cups. I've switched the peanut butter with cashew butter making these Paleo friendly. And only four ingredients are needed for a sweet treat you're going feel good about eating. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, No added Refined Sugar, Paleo.
So if you're a chocolate and peanut butter lover or any kinda nut butter lover like me....
Then you're really going love these mini Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups.
And since you guys have really being getting into these Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies ...
Then I figured you could probably use another chocolate no bake treat.
So I've taken the classic peanut butter cup recipe and made it a healthier guilt-free treat so you can feel good about indulging in one, or two... okay maybe three.
And with only four simple ingredients and no baking required....
You'll have a chocolatey nutty treat that is every bit as good....
If not better than traditional peanut butter cups.
What's needed for Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups:
Well like I said only four ingredients which includes...
- Dark Chocolate
- Cashew Butter
- Coconut Oil- Unrefined
- Coconut Flour
So you see there.... easy, peasy ingredients with no crazy additives.
How to make these Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups:
You wanna start by clearing out a space in your freezer.
Then line a mini muffin pan with sixteen mini baking cups.
Next measure out the cashew butter and mix with coconut flour and place in freezer while melting the chocolate.
Then using a double boiler add the dark chocolate chips with the coconut oil and stir over medium heat until completely melted.
Spoon a teaspoon of chocolate into each baking cup and place in the freezer to harden....
Once firm add cashew butter mixture and top with remaining melted chocolate.. place back in freezer to firm up.
Sprinkle with coarse sea salt if desired.. HIGHLY recommended.. 😉
And in less then 30 minutes you'll be devouring these little mini chocolate treats.
Tools used to make these:
- Mini muffin pan- this is the pan I used to make them.
Can I swap out the cashew butter with another nut butter:
Yes... you can certainly use any of your favorites such as almond butter, hazelnut butter or whatever your family loves.
Even peanut butter if you want little mini peanut butter cups.
But personally I'm all about the cashews and would certainly recommend using cashew nut butter.
AND IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE PLEASE BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW…..
I’d love to hear if you make this & how you like it. Plus please be sure to include a star rating.
Updated- originally posted March 2018
Until next time- xoxo
Dark Chocolate Cashew Nut Butter Cups
- 9 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- ⅓ cup cashew nut butter
- 1 tbsp. coconut flour
- Line mini muffin tin with 16 liners.
- Mix cashew nut butter with coconut flour & place in freezer while melting chocolate.
- Melt chocolate in double broiler over medium heat with coconut oil.
- Spoon 1 tsp. of melted chocolate into bottom of each muffin liner.
- Place in freezer about 10 minutes. Just long enough to harden.
- Remove from freezer and spoon about ½ tsp. of nut butter on top of chocolate.
- Spoon remaining melted chocolate equally among cups.
- Return to freezer for approximately 15 minutes to harden.
Oh what a great sweet but healthy treat to have. They look delicious and sound like a satisfying chocolate cup!
Ana @ Muy Delish
I'm always looking for recipes with coconut flour and this is a keeper! I need to make this and keep a bunch handy for when I need something sweet and healthy. Thank you!
These look divine. Cashew butter is so good and making these in to cups with dark chocolate is just fabulous!
These little cups are exactly what I needed today! They were so delicious and I already can't wait to make them again!
These are my new favorite!! Thank you so much!!
I need to make a batch of these so I always have a healthier sweet treat on hand. Will keep me from far worse indulgences. Ha! 😉
Oh I could eat about 10 of these. Cashew butter is my absolute fav and these look delicious.
I've been looking for ways to appease my chocoholic kids with a little healthy boost as well. This is perfect!
I love cashews in everything. I think dark chocolate will go so perfect with nutty cashews. Such a delicious idea! I must try soon.
It really is a wonderful combination Savita!
Just pinned this recipe and bookmarking it too! I don't know why I haven't made something like this yet, because it's right up my alley! Love it that it's only four ingredients...and all the healthy ones 🙂 Thanks for the recipe inspiration!
Thanks for pinning Traci & this really is simple, tasty, & healthy all in one little bite! Enjoy!
Wow this dessert looks very beautiful! And I'm sure this is very tasty! I definitely want to try this! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
Thanks Veena & you're Welcome 🙂
I think my cats will eat just about anything at all! These look delicious!
Thanks Hayley! My cats are actually kinda picky...go figure that one of them would like cashews, I guess cause they smell like cheese maybe.