Vegan Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups | The Butter Half

Vegan Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Need a decadent and healthy dessert? Make these vegan dark chocolate almond butter cups. Only 5 simple and clean ingredients and taste just as indulgent as any peanut butter cup!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword kid-friendly recipes, no-bake dessert, vegan recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 almond butter cups
Calories 180kcal
Author Abbey Rodriguez


  • 8 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • Line a mini muffin tin with baking cups.
  • Melt 4 ounces of chocolate in a double broiler. If you don't have a double boiler, you can break the chocolate into pieces, place in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat it 20 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals until it's melted. (Be careful not to overcook it!)
  • Spoon 1-2 teaspoons of melted chocolate into each cup. Use a spoon to slightly mold the chocolate up the sides of the cups. Chill in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes, until mostly solid.
  • Mix together almond butter, coconut sugar, vanilla, and salt in a small bowl. Add a teaspoon size ball to the center of each chocolate mold. Tamp down gently with your finger, making sure to leave a ring around the edge.
  • Melt the remaining 4 ounces of chocolate. Spoon 1-2 teaspoons of chocolate onto each cup until fully covered. Chill in refrigerator 20-25 minutes until set.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.6mg