Almond Butter Cups – Homemade Halloween

Halloween is ALMOST here. When I was younger I would countdown to the minute for Halloween. I was always so excited to dress up, and most importantly, stuff a Pillowcase full of candy. Yes, a pillowcase. My mom and dad would bring my brother Nick and I down to my Nonna’s, because where she lived was a complex full of cul-de-sacs and the families really got into decorating there. My mom and dad would walk around with Nick and I, while Nonna handed out the candy. Of course, it was always so cold on Halloween that we had to wear our jackets over our costumes anyways.

{Nick and I at a friends – Heck yes, you know you were a 90s child when.. Complete with cardboard Sax}

When we would get home, Nick and I would dump our bags of candy onto the floor in the TV room, and then do what any good brother and sister did on Halloween night – Trade candy. Anyone else do this with their siblings? My favourite candies included Kit Kat’s, Coffee Crisp, Mr. Big, and of course, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.

I loved Reese’s. Peanut butter, chocolate, it’s a perfect match. However, realizing my now peanut allergy it probably wasn’t the best treat for me to eat. I’ve made these cups before, with Peanut butter, however, they are just as good with Almond Butter. Sort of an Adult halloween treat, homemade not only tastes better, but it’s way better for you than the processed, milk chocolate, super sugary peanut butter reese’s you buy in stores.

Make these with Dark chocolate, homemade or store bought natural almond butter (Just almonds, no sugar/salt added) and top with some chopped whole almonds.

Another perk of being an Adult around Halloween? Being able to wait until November 1st to eat the discounted treats.

{To make them feel even more like Halloween candy, make them in colourful wrappers}

3-Ingredient Homemade Almond Butter Cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate (chips/bar/chunks)*
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter*
  • 2-3 tsp. Graham Cracker crumbs
  • whole almonds, chopped

    *May need more/less chocolate or almond butter depending on how large your cups are

Directions:
  1. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners, set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate in microwave on medium heat for a minute or two until melted, stir to get rid of any clumps. Drop a spoonful into cupcake liner, and spread evenly on bottom and up sides slightly. Repeat for remaining liners and chill in fridge for a few minutes until hard.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together Almond butter and graham cracker crumbs.
  4. Remove muffin tin from the fridge, and spoon a small ball of almond butter mix into centre of chocolate disk, spread a little so it is even.

5. Spoon enough melted chocolate on top so that it completely covers top and sides of almond butter. Sprinkle chopped almonds on top, return to fridge to chill completely.
Store in fridge, or in cool dry place on counter.
And here’s some pics from a Halloween get together this weekend!

{Happy Halloween!}
To all those on the East Coast, stay safe!

7 Comments on Almond Butter Cups – Homemade Halloween

  1. Josie Penner
    October 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM (2 years ago)

    Yummy looking, like how you showed pictures of how to put it together! I am going to make them for our upcoming ladies event in Nov. We are having an appys & sweets night. So that will be my sweet to take. Thanks

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  2. Andrea
    October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM (2 years ago)

    Love the write up ! You Forgot to Mention how your Dad would check out the pillow case and take what he liked out ! Lol

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    • Alicia
      October 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM (2 years ago)

      haha Dad would say “Get me something sweet” or “I want a treat”… lol

      Reply
  3. Hinna
    November 6, 2012 at 6:38 AM (2 years ago)

    Alicia these look so delicious!!

    How’s Teacher’s College going?

    Reply
    • Alicia
      November 12, 2012 at 7:42 PM (2 years ago)

      Thanks Hinna! It’s going great – Student teaching in a grade two class this month! Lots of fun! =)

      Reply

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