Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge Cups (V, GF, DF, Paleo): a 3-ingredient recipe for decadently rich almond butter fudge cups packed with almond crunch. Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free.
Come on, admit it. You read the title of this post and just smiled. Right? Aw, come on!! A teeny, tiny smile couldn’t hurt… 😉 Especially when you’re smiling for a good cause: CANDY!!! Make that homemade candy! 😍 Is it obvious that I’ve been enjoying said candy prior to getting my trusty keyboard to type this sweetness out?
Yep, I just said that.
Side note, it totally annoys me when Erik says something is “sweeeeeeeeeet.” Which is not good considering the things I make/photograph/eat. But, what can ya do? 🤔 Give Erik a thesaurus. Yes, that’s what I should give him for Christmas this year! I know, I know, it sounds like the perfect, most thoughtful gift on earth. But not.
Oh, I’ll just tuck that brand, spanking new thesaurus amongst his green and red beribboned gift tins of triple chocolate peppermint cookies, peppermint crunch bars, and perhaps a big ‘ol box of these. 😉 Now, who could imagine him complaining about whining bemoaning lamenting about his “gift” then?
Man, who knew there were so many words that meant complaining?
Okay, now we have to do a word that’s way more pleasant, like… sweet. Even though I don’t like the way in which that word is used (by Erik only, of course haha), let’s thesaurus it!
So, for example, if we were to describe these Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge Cups, we could say that they’re… wonderfully sweetened (alright, that’s not a great one), or luscious (interesting), or like candy (makes sense), syrupy (might cause confusion, with the whole lack of syrup in this recipe), confectionary (not bad), or beloved (whoops, wrong meaning).
So it’s settled then. These Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge Cups are wonderfully confectionary. Hmm… seems purely factual, doesn’t it? Maybe I should nix this whole gift idea after all. Can you imagine, Erik will just go around saying things like, “so yesterday, I saw Christmas Vacation on sale for $0.99. I mean, isn’t that confectionary?”
Or, “I was listening to the Revisionist History podcast the other day and learned that Bowdoin College has like chef-level-amazing food in their cafeterias. Can you imagine their desserts? They must be ridiculously confectionary!”
Or… “My love, when you made that miniature version of a chocolate coconut truffle just for me yesterday, it got me all teary-eyed. It was just so… confectionary.”
Or… well, you get the picture delineation portrait portrayal vignette sketch. Alright, this gift idea is back on the list! After all, who doesn’t need like 200 more words for the words they’re already saying that don’t even really mean the things that they were trying to say, but just in more confusing and not-at-all-intelligent-or-even-entertaining ways?
Hopefully, next Christmas, I can tell you all about how last year, I cooked up the
harebrained scheme idea to give Erik one of his most beloved (or sweet apparently) ideas of all time. And how it came to be our undoing greatest joy!
In the meantime, I wouldn’t exactly recommend this gift idea to you… some folks might take it the wrong way. Fortunately for me, Erik tends to see things in a more open-minded and happy rainbows/butterflies/gumdrops kind of way. We’ll just keep the real reason for this gift between you and me. 😉
All jokes aside, what are you planning on giving your loved ones this season? Clothes, candy, books, tricycles? Oh, wow, a tricycle would be awesome! 🚲 Especially if you’re giving a tricycle to an adult. I mean, what adults are lucky enough to regularly ride a tricycle anyway? Imagine if said adult could ride that newly gifted tricycle and enjoy a slice of this paleo chocolate pie from Texanerin!
Alright, how’d we get to talkin’ about pie? Gift-giving sure does have me going off on a tangent, I tell ya!
Anyway, I’m totally excited to hear all about what you’re gifting this year! As for me, I’m whipping up a batch of these paleo chocolate almond butter fudge cups for my family. They’re always super excited to see what kind of new treats Erik and I make at our annual pop-up candy shop (which is another way of saying that we make All the Candy).
Last year, we made chocolate-covered pretzels, coconut and almond haystacks, chocolate-covered gummy bears and brownies. I’m kind of seriously excited about how easy these are to make. I mean, we’ve got to keep that candy shop production moving!
While you and I start dreaming all the confectionary dreams, allow me to tell you about these Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge Cups. They’re:
- made with just 3 ingredients
- vegan, paleo, gluten free, and dairy-free
- deliciously soft and firm
- rich, chocolatey and nutty
- packed with mouthwatering almond crunch
- plant-based and allergy-friendly
- easy to make
- absolutely, 100% confectionary, in every meaning of the word 😉
So what do you think? Would you like to whip up a batch this year? The best part is totally sprinkling the chopped almonds on top. It makes ya feel like a candy pro! It’s wonderful to spend the holidays with you, getting ready and bustling around the kitchen during this exciting time of year. 🙂 Wishing you a magical, warm, and simply splendid Happy Holidays!
What are you most excited to give this year?
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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- ¾ cup unsalted, natural almond butter
- ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips
- ¾ cup unsalted, roasted almonds, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
- optional topping: 1 tablespoon unsalted, roasted almonds, finely chopped
- Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside. Clear some space out in the freezer for this pan—you will need it later.
- Use the double boiler method or the following. Add chocolate chips and almond butter to a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave in 20-second increments, until softened and melted. Stir between heating, until smooth and thoroughly combined. Fold in almonds and salt, if using.
- Scoop about 2 ½ tablespoons of this mixture into a cupcake liner. Repeat until all liners have been filled. Gently tap the muffin pan to create smooth, even cups. Optionally, top with finely chopped almonds.
- Freeze for 15-20 minutes. Peel off cupcake liners and enjoy! Storing instructions below.
- Freezer instructions: Store in an airtight, freezer-friendly container in the freezer for 1-2 months.
- More homemade candy recipes: paleo almond joy, chocolate coconut truffles, peanut butter cups, peppermint crunch bars.
- More Paleo Vegan recipes: no bake chocolate pecan bars, peppermint mocha frappuccino, pecan pie bites.
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