This recipe is for all of you who love nut butter and chocolate. These gluten free nut butter cups are frozen, making them the perfect summer treat!
Grab these few simple ingredients like gluten free chocolate cookies, chocolate, and nut butter, and get ready for a new summer favorite!
Today I want to thank my friend Jereann at Celiac Mama. Things have been a bit rough here and some of my gluten free friends have been so kind to provide you with a sweet fix to tide you over between my infrequent posts.
Not only is Jereann's blog is 100% gluten free and dairy free, but she has a ton of resources for living gluten free, how to help your kids who need to be gluten free, etc. Check out some of her articles and recipes:
- Gluten Free at School - I wish this resource was available when my kids were young and first diagnosed. Being gluten free is so hard for kids, especially at school around their peers.
- Lots of yummy gluten free dairy free desserts to explore, because I know my readers love their sweets!
- Jereann even has a great Parenting Corner filled with fun activities to do with your child.
Hi! It's Jereann from Celiac Mama here today to share a decadent dessert that's perfect for Summer or any time of year you're craving chocolate: Frozen Chocolate Almond Butter Cups!
At Celiac Mama, all of our recipes are gluten free and dairy free and most of all kid-friendly so that the whole family can enjoy our recipes together."
This summer has been so HOT and it's only just begun! With my kids home from school, it's been key for us to find indoor activities to give them a break from the heat and refreshing treats to help them cool off.
Can you relate? Making frozen desserts satisfies both needs, so we've made it a weekly tradition this summer and it's been a ton of fun. Last week, we made Berry Lemon Popsicles, and this week we decided to make something chocolatey. The result was Frozen Chocolate Almond Butter Cups and they taste amazing!
Chocolate + Almond Butter
Is there any better flavor combination? Not in my opinion! Plus, the almond butter adds a protein kick to help offset some of the sugar in this recipe, which is always a bonus. Requiring only 20 minutes of prep time and no baking, Frozen Chocolate Almond Butter Cups are so simple to make you've just got to try them!
Things you need to make this recipe:
- 1 1/4 cups coconut whipped cream
- 13 gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies
- 1/2 cup nut butter
- 1.5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Start by taking out a muffin pan and lining 8 of the cups with paper muffin liners. Set aside.
- Next, scoop out and discard the cream from 10 of the gf sandwich cookies.
- Add the chocolate cookies and 1 tbsp coconut oil to a food processor.
- Blend the cookie mixture until smooth. Transfer to a bowl.
- Add the second tbsp of coconut oil and mix with your hands to make sure it's evenly moist.
- Spoon the cookie mixture onto the bottom of each muffin liner and press with back of spoon or with your fingers, making sure that the entire bottom of the muffin liner is covered with pressed cookie crumbles.
- Add your coconut whipped cream, 3 whole chocolate sandwich cookies, and almond butter to a food processor and blend until smooth. (Mixture should be thick. It's ok if there are still a few cookie chunks in the mixture.)
- Spoon the almond butter mixture on top of your bottom layer of cookie crust until the muffin cup is 2/3 full. Smooth out the tops with a spoon.
- Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Melt your chocolate in the microwave or using a double boiler. Remove from heat when nearly melted and stir until smooth.
- Remove your muffin pan from the freezer.
- Spoon a layer of chocolate on top of the almond butter layer and make sure the whole top is covered. Place back in the freezer for 2-3 hours. It's ready after 2 hours, but you can opt for an additional hour if you want the center to be as hard as the outside.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g
Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.