Bacon Almond Butter Cups (makes 6 full sized muffin cups)
One of my favorite treats is this delightful blend of sweet and salty! Bacon, almond butter, AND chocolate??? Yes, please! This recipe DOES NOT call for any pre-packaged chocolate chips, and is only sweetened with raw honey!!
Note: This recipe is a great base for any simple chocolate candy. I make candy bars out of this mixture & add all sorts of extras!
3/4 cup Coconut Oil
1/3 cup Raw Honey
6-8 Tbs Organic Cocao Powder (depending on richness of flavor you want)
Put coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl & just barely soften (approximately 15 secs in microwave)*. If you do not use a microwave, set bowl in a larger bowl of hot water and soften oil that way--keep an eye on it, you don’t want it too soft! Add raw honey & cocao powder to oil & wisk together. You should have a soft icing consistency.
*If the coconut oil gets too melted, the honey will not blend with the oil. If it gets too melted allow it to cool to a thicker texture before adding honey
Almond Butter Bacon Filling
4-6 slices of crispy fried bacon
1/4 cup Natural Almond Butter (made with just almonds or almonds & salt)
1 tsp Raw Honey
Mix almond butter and honey. Crumble crispy bacon & mix into the butter
In a silicone muffin pan (or a metal muffin tin with foil-lined cupcake liners) drop just shy of a Tbs of chocolate into the bottom of 6 muffin cups. Add a dollop of Almond Butter Filling in each cup. Top each cup with more chocolate. Place in the freezer to harden quickly. They will only need to sit in the freezer for about 15-20 min. After that, place in the refrigerator to keep. Keep in mind, as with any coconut oil-based no-bake treat, it will soften quickly once out of the refrigerator! And, don’t store it close to the refrigerator light as it puts off quite a bit of heat even when closed--I learned this the hard way!!