Coconut Butter Cups
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Serves: Makes 8-16 cups
 
Personalize these coconut butter cups with your favorite add-ins. You can completely omit the sweetener, if desired, because the coconut butter has a natural sweetness.
Ingredients
Base recipe:
  • 1 cup coconut butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 Tbs. honey or maple syrup (you can use more or omit it completely and just savor the natural sweetness of the coconut butter)
  • 2 Tbs. coconut oil
  • Small pinch of unrefined salt
Optional add-ins (mix and match for desired flavors):
  • Vanilla bean seeds or vanilla extract
  • Peppermint extract or a few drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Orange, lemon or lime zest
  • Carob, cacao or cocoa powder
  • Cacao nibs
  • Instant espresso powder (just a little bit!)
  • Crushed freeze-dried fruit pieces
  • Crumbled bacon pieces
  • Chopped dates, currants or raisins
  • Chopped nuts
  • Chocolate chips or chocolate pieces
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredient and add in your choice of flavor additions (listed below). Pour into muffin cups lined with paper liners. Use 1 - 2 tablespoons of the mixture per cup. Alternatively, use mini muffin cups or mini silicon molds like these. Place in the fridge until hardened, about 4 hours. Remove from the muffin tin/molds and store in the fridge.
Recipe by Empowered Sustenance at https://empoweredsustenance.com/coconut-butter-uses/