Valentine’s Day = Love + Chocolate & Roses

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” 
― Charles M. Schulz

url-1Valentine’s Day approacheth, and while it’s nice to receive a beautiful flower bouquet or box of chocolates, sometimes it’s really cool to take the time and make something special for someone.  Ladies, have you ever thought of making chocolate candy for your valentine?  This Valentine’s Day, I’m making Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Cups, with love, of course!  They’re a healthier option, delicious and really easy to make.   It will be hard to eat just one!

Let’s Get Started!

Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

INGREDIENTS:

1 package vegan chocolate chips (Trader Joe’s carries these)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

6 tablespoons crunchy raw almond butter  (adding a little shredded coconut is a fun little option)

8 drops liquid stevia

Candy liners (I often purchase these online–ShopBakersNook.com)

Mini muffin pan

HERE WE GO!

Place 1/2 cup chocolate chips and the sea salt in a double boiler (water in the bottom half) on the stove.  Turn on burner and stir gently while the chocolate melts.

Place liners in muffin tray and distribute a teaspoon of melted chocolate in each candy liner.  Spread evenly around.o spread evenly around.  Allow the chocolate to fully cool and harden in the refrigerator for at least 20-30 minutes.  Mix the stevia drops in with the almond butter.  Once hardened, scoop 1/2 teaspoon of crunchy raw almond butter in the center of each cup.

Melt the remaining chocolate and cover each cup completely with the chocolate.  Use a knife or spatula to spread the chocolate evenly around. I like to grind a little course sea salt on the top.  There’s nothing like chocolate with a little salt.  If you decide to do this, make sure you grind it before the chocolate hardens.

Place the cups in the refrigerator for an hour.  Once completely hardened and cooled, you can remove the candy liners (or not).

This is an easy, quick way to make someone smile, while enjoying a little bit of heaven!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Brittany resides in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, and may be contacted for events, private parties, weddings, cooking classes, and craft and catering services via her website: 

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2 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day = Love + Chocolate & Roses

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