Your favorite nutty butter cups but better because these ones are made with Australian Carobs and real almond butter. Say it with us — YUM! With the addition of cocoa butter, these carob almond butter cups are definitely a healthy version of Reese’s. They’re easy to make, are delicious and also gluten-free and vegan! These sweet treats are dairy-free and do not contain trans fats or palm oil.
FAIR WARNING: There is a 100% chance that making these decadent carob almond butter cups will be a staple in your dessert rotation from now until forever. So make sure to always fill your pantry with carob powders from The Australian Carob Co.
RECIPE: Carob Almond Butter Cups
BASE (CAROB CHIPS)
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- In a small sauce pan over very low heat, or in a bowl in a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter to liquid form.
- Add the roasted carob powder a little at a time (so it doesn't get lumpy) while mixing constantly. Chopsticks are great for stirring the mixture.
- Gently pour some of the mixture into the bottom of a small or medium ice cube tray, or the cupcake foil cups in their pan or into a mold. Allow them to cool and harden.
- Put a portion of the almond butter on top of the hardened carob and in the center of each mold making sure it doesn't touch the sides or the final outer coating won't cover it.
- Carefully pour more of the carob and cocoa butter mixture over the almond butter and around it to completely cover it top and sides.
- Set them aside to cool and once solid, finish cooling in the refrigerator.
- Remove the finished Carob Almond Butter Cups from the molds.
- Store in airtight container in the refrigerator, if there are any left after tasting them.
For desiccated coconut lovers in your family, we also have a carob cup recipe for them. Some might want a plain carob cup with a slight hint of almond and that’s fine as well! Click here for the recipe. That’s the best part about our recipe for homemade carob chips. It can be used as a basic formula for a variety of carob treats and baking needs.