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Detox Almond Butter Cups {Recipe}

Peanut butter cups get a healthful, plant-based makeover thanks to superfood ingredients.

Not often can we give in to the awesome temptaion for chocolate and feel good about it afterward. But thanks to these detoxifying, low-carb cups from Tess Masters' The Perfect Blend: 100 Blender Recipes to Energize and Revitalize, we're gobbling guilt-free. Blood sugar-regulating and heart-healthy coconut oil lends to a silky, dreamy texture, antioxidant-rich cacao helps to cleanse even more, and rich, smooth almond butter packs a wallop of protein. Get creative and add cayenne, crushed nuts, or spiruilina to up the health-boosting properties of these mightly chocolate treats.
 
Makes 10 cups

What You Need:

½ cup coconut oil
¼ cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup raw almond butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ teaspoon salt

What You Do:

1. Into a blender, place all ingredients. Blend on high for 10 to 20 seconds, until well combined. 

2. Transfer mixture to a liquid measuring cup. Pour into small silicone candy molds or tiny paper baking cups set out on a tray. Chill in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes, until solidified. 

3. Gently release chocolates from molds and transfer to a container. Store well-sealed in the refrgierator or freezer, and serve chilled.
 
Photo courtesy of Anson Smart

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