Dark Chocolate Vegan Almond Joy Cups
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Recipe type: Dessert, No Bake
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 6 large cups
 
These dark chocolate vegan almond joy cups are decadent, creamy, crunchy and perfectly sweet. Plus, they're easy to make if you use pre-made coconut butter.
Ingredients
For the coconut butter filling:
  • ⅓ cup coconut butter
  • 2 - 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 6 whole almond
  • Optional: 1 tbsp desiccated/shredded coconut
For the chocolate coating:
  • 2 cups vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
Toppings:
  • shredded coconut
  • chopped almonds
Instructions
  1. Line 6 cups** in a muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside
Make the filling:
  1. Add coconut butter, maple syrup and desiccated coconut, if using, to a small bowl and stir to combine
  2. Add coconut flour one tbsp at a time and mix well until a stiff dough forms. The amount of coconut flour you use will depend on how oily/drippy your coconut butter is
  3. Place the filling in the fridge to firm up further while you make the chocolate coating
Melt the chocolate:
  1. Add chocolate and coconut oil to a medium sized microwave safe bowl and microwave until smooth, stirring in 20-second increments
Form the filling 'patties':
  1. Scoop 2-3 teaspoons of filling into your hands and mold into a ball then flatten slightly and gently press one whole almond into the top. Repeat until you've made 6 filling patties
Assemble the cups:
  1. Add 1 - 2 tbsp melted chocolate to each muffin cup until they're about ⅓ full. Place coconut butter 'patty' on top and finish with another 1 - 2 tbsp melted chocolate
  2. Repeat until all 6 muffin cups are full then top with shredded coconut and chopped almonds
  3. Place muffin tin into freezer and freeze for 15 - 20 minutes
  4. Remove almond joy cups from muffin tin and allow to thaw slightly before peeling off cupcake liners
  5. Store in an airtight container in the freezer
Notes
**I made 6 large cups and with each being two servings. You can make 12 smaller ones if you'd prefer, just make 12 smaller filling 'patties' and adjust the portion sizes when diving the melted chocolate into the muffin cups
Recipe by Diary of an ExSloth at http://www.exsloth.com/vegan-almond-joy-cups/