Salted Vanilla Almond Butter Cups

I know I normally post my recipes on a Saturday but I wanted to share this one with you today incase you wanted to make these little chocolatey bites for a loved one to celebrate Valentines day tomorrow. I know it’s a little cheesy but I’m sure that they’d bring a smile to everyone’s faces as they’re so delicious! The chocolate is so amazingly rich with subtle hints of salt and fresh vanilla, which really compliments the creamy almond butter filling. The recipe sounds pretty fancy and impressive but it’s honestly so easy and best of all there’s pretty much no washing up, so you’ll look so impressive and everyone will love you for sharing these treats but making them will have been so stress free for you!

Makes about 25 little chocolates

– 100g of cacao butter (sadly there’s no substitute for this)

– 6 tablespoons of maple syrup

– 4 tablespoons of raw cacao powder

– 2 teaspoons of vanilla powder

– 2 big pinches of salt (about 1/2 a teaspoon)

Start by placing the cacao butter in a bowl above a pan of boiling water, keep the pan on a low heat and let the butter melt.

Once the butter has melted stir all the other ingredients into it and let the mix start to thicken

Spoon the mix into little chocolate moulds so that they’re half full (I got mine online), I put a teaspoon into each of mine which should use up about half the chocolate mix. Then place the moulds in the freezer for about an hour to set.

Take the moulds out the fridge and scoop some almond butter into the centre of each one before covering them with another spoonful of chocolate. Once you’ve finished putting all the chocolate together, place the moulds back in the freezer for an hour to set.