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.
My favorite treat …with dark chocolate and sea salt too! These look delicious! Pinned….
Sharon Siqueiros says
So easy and they look delicious!! These will be perfect for something different to take to the employee Christmas party! thanks for the recipe
These are truly amazing! You could sell these for a biz! I have to try these asap as I’m an almond butter junkie! I’m not creative enough to have even dreamed up a great idea like this!
Diane J says
Sounds great. I assume you sprinkle the sea salt on top before refrigerating? The directions don’t say.
Joy Q says
These look amazing. I pinned this & will be trying to make them soon
fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) says
I’m not usually a dark chocolate fan, but this does look good.
Anna Pry says
i’m gonna pin this one
Janet W. says
Oooh delicious!! I think this would be my husband’s new favorite dessert treat if I can make it!
Jennifer Dysart says
o…m…g….I love salted chocolate and then nut butter inside?! gah! I lvoe this, bookmarking this recipe for sure
These sound wonderful! I just made energy bars with almond butter, and also used almond flour which thickened them up so nicely. I never thought of combining almond butter with chocolate – sounds and looks yummy! I have to try this!
Woah. Those look AMAZING!
sounds so good
judy gardner says
yummy! i be the salt puts it over the top!
Tammy S says
Oh my gosh these really are easy! I love trying new sweets recipes for the holiday’s. I can’t wait to try this one. I might switch it to milk chocolate since the kids aren’t huge dark chocolate fans. Thanks!
Wow, these look absolutely amazing. I am not usually a dark chocolate fan. Could you make these with milk chips?
Ok this looks just heavenly and I must try these now thanks for the wonderful recipe and the great easy to follow instructions I think that this is something that I can actually make. Have a great day and thank you for sharing.
Yidi S says
love the taetse of sweet with sea salt
Patty White says
These look so good!!! I must make them!
Betty Baez says
These look delicious! And super easy to make!
Looks so yummy and easy to make. Thank you!
Shelly Sawicki Lash Neuhouser says
These look so good, and easy to make. Can’t wait to try them!
Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly says
I seriously “gasp”ed when I read this recipe and how easy it is! Those look SO fancy, and I bet they are delicious!
Cynthia R says
omg these look so good, I love the taste of sea salt and chocolate, I’ve had candy combined with caramel but haven’t thought about almond or peanut butter!
Robin Wilson says
These look like winners to me! I love dark chocolate! It is one of my weaknesses for sure. I love the combination of ingredients here and can definitely see myself making this.