Dark Chocolate Almond Butter and Strawberry Cups

Dark chocolate almond butter and strawberry cups you can make at home that are way healthier than any store bought treat.
Dark chocolate almond butter and strawberry cups

I could blame these little bites of heaven on a slew of things.

-that oh, so wonderful time of the month.

-the sweet comment I received yesterday telling me my profile picture is unflattering.

-the weekly work conference call that makes me want to bash my head against a wall.

-the fact that Friday feels like it should’ve happened 3 days ago, not today.

But really, life’s too short to make excuses about wanting chocolate.

Chocolate almond butter and strawberry cups

I wanted it.

So I made it.

Homemade chocolate almond butter and strawberry cups

Then I ate it.

Dark chocolate almond butter and jelly cups

Excuses are overrated.

ps- the profile picture is staying.

Yield: 6 servings

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter and Strawberry Cups

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter and Strawberry Cups

Dark chocolate almond butter and strawberry cups you can make at home that are way healthier than any store bought treat.

Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup fresh (or thawed frozen) strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 teaspoons almond butter
  • sea salt (*optional)

Instructions

  1. Grease 6 mini muffin tin spots with baking spray or line with mini-muffin paper cups.
  2. Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in a small bowl in the microwave.
  3. Add melted coconut oil once chocolate is almost fully melted and stir to thin out and incorporate fully into chocolate.
  4. Spoon half the chocolate mixture into the bottom of the muffin tins.
  5. Using a pastry brush, brush the chocolate up the sides of the tins a bit. (If you greased the tin, it will take some persistence to get the chocolate to stick to the sides but do not skip the greasing step otherwise it will be very difficult to get the chocolate out later).
  6. Freeze for about 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, combine strawberries and water in a food processor and pulse until it reaches the consistency of jam.
  8. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in the chia seeds. Set aside.
  9. Remove muffin tin from freezer and spoon half a teaspoon of almond butter into each muffin tin. Then layer on half a teaspoon of the strawberry chia jam on top of that (you will have extra jam).
  10. Freeze again for another 20 minutes.
  11. Remove from freezer and spoon remaining chocolate (you may have to reheat again slightly) on top.
  12. Sprinkle with sea salt if using and freeze one last time for 10-15 minutes.
  13. Remove from freezer and using a knife, carefully pop out chocolate cups from tin.
  14. Keep refrigerated.

36 Comments

  1. katie @KatieDid

    Love how your husband came to your defense, whata guy! I like your picture too, and I like the look of these as well. There’s never an excuse for me consuming chocolate. It happens everyday and will continue to happen everyday no questions asked.

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  2. Kat

    LOL @ that profile comment. For real. Also, I want these. pronto. I think if you put them in the mail today I could have them Monday…is that too long to wait for chocolate?

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  3. Amanda

    I love your profile pic! It’s funny what some people choose to comment on…I would never think to do that.

    These sound awesome! Like a pb&j with chocolate…comfort food at its finest.

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  4. Evan

    These are REDONK and I want them right now. There are so many combo possibilities, too. Cashew butter and sweetened coconut flakes on top? Peanut butter and raspberry? So many fat kid thoughts running through my head right now.

    Also – the picture better stay. It’s hawt :)

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Haha, thanks. Also, deciding on one combo was almost impossible. There are millions of possibilities!

      Reply
  5. Cait's Plate

    Ahahaha. Best post ever. And I’m with you. Chocolate needs no excuses even though there could most usually be about 15,000 on a day to day basis that would qualify.

    Also? I like Ulysses reaction to the profile picture comment. Haha. He’s a keeper.

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      haha, this just made me choke on my coffee. I’d like to hope he/she was ;)

      Reply
  6. Margarita

    These cups look really good! It’s like PB and J between chocolate. I don’t know if I would be patient enough to wait until these are frozen and ready. Keep the profile pic! I saw that comment yesterday and I had to roll my eyes.

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      I know, the 3 freezing times were kind of torturous. I recommend setting a timer and occupying yourself with something else so you forget about them!

      Reply
  7. Kathryn

    I think your profile picture is ace, the world is full of weird people. Not really that you ever need an excuse to make something chocolatey though!

    Reply
  8. Rachel W.

    Hi! I’m a new reader and loving your blog. I made your zesty quinoa cakes the other night and LOVED them. This recipe looks awesome and I can’t wait to try it. One question: are the chia seeds an essential part of the recipe other than adding a nutrition boost? Thanks in advance!

    PS – I love your profile pic :)

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    1. Gina

      Hi Rachel-the chia seeds definitely aren’t necessary, but they do make the jam thicker which helps keep it in place once you put the last layer of chocolate on top and of course like you said give it a little nutritional boost ;) but you could totally leave them out if you want or just use regular jam instead of making your own.

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  9. Julie @ Table for Two

    haha, whoever decided to constitute what you should have as your profile pic or not is stupid. oops, i didn’t mean to be mean but c’mon..they started it ;) love your idea of this chocolate cup..it’s filled with all my favorites!!

    Reply
  10. Cassie

    I am of the believe that chocolate really does cure a multitude of problems..including cruel people. Hope you have a fabulous weekend Gina!

    Reply

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