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SAVE FOR LATER! | Vanilla Cashew Butter Cups for the big-time healthy dessert win! This delicious spin-off of peanut butter cups are as decadent as the original but filled with only 5 ingredients and they're all good for you. | vegan + paleo + refined sugar-free | #theendlessmeal #cashewbuttercups #peanutbuttercups #almondbuttercups #cashewbutter #paleo #vegan #refinedsugarfree #dessert #snack #healthydessert #vegandessert #paleodessert

Vanilla Cashew Butter Cups

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 large or 24 small cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American

Description

Vanilla Cashew Butter Cups for the big-time healthy dessert win! This delicious (and easy to make!) spin-off of peanut butter cups are as decadent as the original but made with only 5 ingredients and they’re all good for you.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips (see notes)
  • 1 cup cashew butter (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • Flaky sea salt, for the tops

Instructions

  1. Line a 12 cup muffin tin or a 24 cup mini muffin tin with liners.
  2. Place 2/3rds of the chocolate in a pan over low heat. Once it is glossy and looks mostly melted remove it from the heat and add the remaining chocolate. Stir a few times while the residual heat melts the chocolate you just added.
  3. Working one at a time, add slightly less than a tablespoon of the melted chocolate to one of the cupcake liners. Tip it on its side and rotate it so that the chocolate comes 1/3 of the way up the side of the liner. Repeat until all the liners have a chocolate coating then place them in your fridge to harden.
  4. Add the cashew butter, honey, vanilla, and salt to a medium-sized bowl and gently fold them together. Once the chocolate cups have hardened, divide the cashew butter between the cups. Use your finger to press it down into the cups.
  5. Pour the remaining chocolate over the tops of the cashew butter cups then pop them back into your fridge to harden.
  6. Make sure to sprinkle a little flaky sea salt on top to make them totally irresistible!

Notes

If you follow a paleo or vegan diet, make sure to read the label on the chocolate to make sure it’s ok for you to eat.

If you have a microwave you can use it to melt the chocolate. 20-30 seconds should do the trick.

Cashew butter can be pricey. You can make your own with a food processor or high powered blender and about 10 minutes of your time. You’ll need 2 cups of raw cashews plus 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to make 1 cup of cashew butter.