Every year for the holidays I love making a few special sweets and treats. I usually make a chocolate bark and cookies. I decided this year I’d like to try something different.
This post is sponsored by Jif & Almond Butter & Cashew Butter were received.
For this first recipe post I wanted to try making something with the Jif Almond Butter. My mom loves baking with almond flavoring so I gave her a ring and we discussed a few ideas. Nothing struck me until later that evening when I was enjoying a store bought dark chocolate sea salt bar. Then it hit me. What if I combine the delicious flavor of the almond butter with decadent dark chocolate and topped it all with sea salt? I decided to combine everything in mini-muffin tins and once they were ready I couldn’t wait to try them. As soon as I took a bite I was astounded by how amazing they were!
These Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups Sprinkled With Sea Salt may truly be the best thing I’ve ever made! I love a good sweet and salty combo as well as dark chocolate and peanut butter mixed together so naturally this was a hit with me. I’m pleased to find that the Almond Butter offers a delicious, smooth, and creamy flavor and look forward to trying it in more recipes.
I’m honestly amazed at how simple this recipe was with only 3 ingredients and I can’t believe I haven’t tried something like this before. I recommend it to anyone looking for a quick and easy sweet treat that is prepared in minutes and full of flavor.
- 10 oz bag of dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup of Jif Almond Butter
- 1 tsp of sea salt
- Mini-muffin tin cupcake liners
- Line mini-muffin tin with mini cupcake liners
- Pour bag of chocolate chips into a bow and microwave on High for 1 min 20 seconds
- Stir. Reheat for additional 10 seconds and repeat until melted
- Spoon melted chocolate into cupcake liners. Pour enough to cover bottom of liners
- Spoon almond butter on top of chocolate in muffin tin
- Pour enough melted chocolate on top of almond butter to reach top of liners
- Gently tap the muffin tin on the countertop to get rid of bubbles and make tops smooth
- Sprinkle sea salt on top of each
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes of more, until cups are solid
- Remove cupcake liners, eat, and enjoy!
One note: As you’ll see in the recipe, I did make this with dark chocolate chips. When eating the cups the chocolate melted pretty quickly even though it was refrigerated. Next time I look forward to trying baking chips instead. I’ll be sure to share and let you know if it helps.