Honey Cashew Butter Cups

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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. 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. 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.

Full Warning

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! honey cashew butter cups

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Honey Cashew Butter Cups Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 20 minutes
  1. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together, either on the stovetop with a double boiler, or in the microwave. If melting in the microwave, put chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a microwave safe glass container and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one.
  2. Pour a small amount of melted chocolate into silicone muffin liners. It should be slightly more than enough to cover the bottom. For a thicker bottom, add more chocolate in each liner.
  3. Rotate and slightly roll each muffin liner so the chocolate coats about halfway up all the way around.
  4. Spoon desired amount of cashew butter into each cup. I do about a tablespoon each.
  5. Drizzle desired amount of honey on top of the cashew butter. I do a figure 8 shape and it seems to be just the right amount.
  6. Pour more melted chocolate to cover the cashew butter and honey in each cup.
  7. Top with bee pollen or other toppings, if desired, and place in freezer for at least 3-4 hours.
  8. Store in freezer and allow to thaw for a few minutes before enjoying.
Recipe Notes

If you're feeling like adding something a little extra nourishing into your cups, mix 2 teaspoons of your favorite adaptogenic or tonic herb into your melted chocolate or cashew butter. A couple scoops of collagen would mix in nicely with the melted chocolate as well!

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  1. This sounds like such a tasty treat. I always have such a sweet tooth and usually satiate that with candy, but something a bit more filling would be great. This would be perfect.

    Great recipe! x


  2. Jeez, Shannon, way to make me drool all over my keyboard! I’ve been wanting to try making my own nut butter cups for a while now. You’ve made these look and sound DELICIOUS. I need to bookmark this post to come back to over the weekend when I have a chance to make (and eat all) of these!

    1. Haha They end up being pretty big, and 1 usually does it for me! But I really hope you enjoy them! 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words!

  3. Girl I am a chocolate addict myself at least you are being healthy about it haha 🤣🤣 these do look delicious though I will need to try them especially since they are easy to make!

    1. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I totally love a good Reese’s cup, but these are just on a whole other level. I’m obsessed!

    1. I use Pascha chocolate for this recipe, which is super allergen friendly and gluten free! Highly recommend their chocolate (not sponsored, just love their chocolate haha)

    1. Thank you! If you do make them, please let me know! I love when people make my recipes! You can tag me on any social media if you end up sharing them!

  4. These look amazing. Not only did I save this pin to my recipe board, it went straight to “favorite recipes!” I’m bound to gain five pounds on this one!

    1. Haha omg I love this! Honestly, I make mine relatively big, so eating one is more than enough! If you make them, please let me know and tag me if you share them on social media please! I love seeing when people make my recipes and hearing what they think! Thank you!

  5. Love the Post! They made me hungry already! I also love chocolate and Reese peanut butter so I know exactly what you mean about the sugar! Will look to try these instead.

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