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Guys. I have to admit something to you: I have a major chocolate addiction. Every morning, I have a healthy hot chocolate (find my adaptogenic hot chocolate recipe here). I usually have a little bit of chocolate at lunch. And I feel like no day is complete without something chocolate after dinner. Now don’t get me wrong, I try to keep it healthy. I minimize the sugar in my chocolate and get the dark, high quality stuff. It’s something I love to indulge in, and I’m not ashamed of that. I truly think chocolate makes every day a little sweeter (pun definitely intended). One of my absolute favorite chocolate candies is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. But, as I’m sure most of you know, they aren’t exactly made with the healthiest of ingredients. I’m still probably going to enjoy a Reese’s cup on occasion, but when I want something similar at home, I’m going to reach for one of my Honey Cashew Butter Cups.
Why Honey Cashew Butter Cups?
I have to admit something else to you. These weren’t really my idea. My sister, the amazing graphic designer who made this website what it is, came up with these. Well, kind of. I was making coconut macadamia cups (also very good), and she asked if I could make some with cashew butter. So, that’s what I did! I decided to add a little honey to balance out the salt in the cashew butter and voilà. Honey Cashew Butter Cups.
I like keeping things simple. In this case, just 4 ingredients and a freezer are all you need to make a tasty, healthy(ish) treat. Using 85% Pascha chocolate chips, these cups are full of rich dark chocolate flavor and antioxidants ,without being too full of sugar. The coconut oil in this recipe allows the chocolate to melt and re-solidify better. Sure, honey adds some more sugar, but you have to indulge sometimes, right? Cashew butter is basically my new favorite thing. It has a mellow but deliciously nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with dark chocolate and honey. Using a salted cashew butter is ideal as it balances out the sweetness of the honey perfectly.
As delicious as these Honey Cashew Butter Cups are, they are not the cleanest thing to eat. And I don’t mean the ingredients. After enjoying a cup, you’re most likely going to have chocolate all over your hands. And probably around your mouth. They may not be the best “first date food”, but I promise, they’re worth it!