Friday, August 24, 2012

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

A lady must be able to satisfy chocolate cravings! Doing so without over indulging is challenging but certainly possible. I am always looking out for ways to have dessert without feeling like a total blimp; I think I found the answer. These little frozen treats are AMAZINGLY delicious and won’t wreak havoc on your waistline. With 120 calories, 7.5 grams total fat, 4 grams carbohydrates and 10 grams of protein, these treats will surely keep us happy and lean.

To make them even leaner, omit the coconut oil and enjoy a 98 calorie treat:)

This recipe was inspired by Clean Eating Magazine- they used peanut butter in their recipe and I kicked it up a notch with almond butter,coconut oil and vanilla! Almond butter has more Vitamin E and less saturated fat per serving than peanut butter (USDA National Nutrient Database). Works for me!

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

½ cup chocolate protein powder
1 Tbsp. dark chocolate cocoa powder
3 Tbsp. almond butter
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¾- 1 cup almond milk
Stevia to taste

Combine in bowl and mix until smooth. Pour into 6 muffin cups and freezer until set, about 3 hours.


  1. These sounds YUMMMMY!! The ones I made the other day had nutritional yeast in them, which made the insides more gritty like a real PB cup. I suggest giving it a try sometime! I didn't mix all my ingredients together, but instead just melted dark chocolate and put some in little paper cups, then once they got sort of hard I added the nutritional yeast and peanut butter, then topped with more chocolate. They were amazing.

    1. That sounds delish! I will definitely try that!