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Matcha Almond Butter Cups

We’re coming in hot with two of our favorite things: matcha & chocolate. These Matcha Almond Butter Cups will remove any (unnecessary) guilt you have over dessert. This unique combination brings plenty of nutrition to the table as well as a deliciously powerful combo of chocolate and almond butter. These beauties make for the perfect pick-me-up snack, thanks to the energy boosting properties of chocolate and matcha. 

Matcha has been the “it” thing for little while now, and for good reason. Matcha comes from the camellia sinensis plant that all teas are made from. The leaves can be made into green, oolong, and black tea. Most teas use the leaves for infusing water, and at the end, the leaves are discarded.

Matcha is different because you are drinking the actual leaf of the plant. The leaves are grounded up into an extremely fine powder that then dissolves into hot water. Because the whole leaf is ingested, you get an even more powerful dose of nutrients than regular teas. Matcha is loaded with antioxidants which can help fight free radical damage. Free radical damage has been linked to various cancers, aging, and a variety of diseases.

We’ve also included some hemp seeds which add a dose of protein, minerals, and other nutrients. They can be an easy, flavorless way to add protein to smoothies, baked goodies, oatmeal, and more. In addition to hemp and matcha, dark chocolate is also full of antioxidants, so you basically have supreme magic packed into one of these little cups. 

Enough with the blabbing, let’s get to cooking. Start by breaking the chocolate bar into smaller pieces, and place into a small saucepan. Warm the chocolate over very low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently with a spoon until all the chocolate is melted. If your almond butter is super creamy, then you’re ready for the next step. If not, you may have to repeat the same heating process with the almond butter until it is completely smooth and easy to pour.

Assemble 6 cupcake holders on a tray or within a muffin pan. Pour one small layer of dark chocolate in each cup. Then pour a layer of almond butter and top with another layer of dark chocolate. Sprinkle the hemp seeds evenly on each cup, and then place into fridge for 2-3 hours. Once chilled, add the matcha to a bowl, and using a pastry brush, dust the top of each cup with matcha powder. Enjoy as snacks for the week or share with friends! I like my matcha cups super firm, and so I leave them in the freezer until I’m ready to indulge. 

Have we sold you on dessert yet? Don’t deprive yourself! Whip up a delicious and healthy batch of these Matcha Almond Butter Cups and let us know what you think in the comments below! 

Matcha Almond Butter Cups
Yields 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1, 100-gram bar of dark chocolate
  2. 1/4 cup of creamy almond butter
  3. 1/2 tsp hemp seeds
  4. 3/4 tsp matcha
Instructions
  1. Start by breaking the chocolate bar into smaller pieces, and place into a small saucepan
  2. Warm the chocolate over very low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently with a spoon until all the chocolate is melted
  3. If your almond butter is super creamy, then you're ready for the next step. If not, you may have to repeat the same heating process with the almond butter until it is completely smooth and easy to pour
  4. Assemble 6 cupcake holders on a tray or within a muffin pan
  5. Pour one small layer of dark chocolate in each cup
  6. Then pour a layer of almond butter
  7. Top with another layer of dark chocolate
  8. Sprinkle the hemp seeds evenly on each cup, and then place into fridge for 2-3 hours
  9. Once chilled, add the matcha to a bowl, and using a pastry brush, dust the top of each cup with matcha powder
  10. Enjoy as snacks for the week or share with friends!
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4 Comments on Matcha Almond Butter Cups

  1. Dabin
    May 5, 2017 at 5:49 am (7 months ago)

    This is like my all favorites compacted into one piece! I’m definitely going to try this out thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm (7 months ago)

      yess definitely give it a shot! you’re so welcome

      Reply
  2. Sara
    June 12, 2017 at 8:45 pm (6 months ago)

    Made these last night, very yummy and easy! I might say, I needed more than one bar of chocolate – luckily, I had another bar of chocolate lying around, so I used that as well (I still was only able to make 4 cups).

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      June 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm (6 months ago)

      ahhh you probably made them a bit thicker with the layers then. Ours are pretty thin. So happy you enjoyed them!

      Reply

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