I usually don’t wait so long to create a treat for my husband for Valentine’s Day. This past weekend I made 2 kinds of desserts, but these chocolate almond butter hearts were the winner out of the two, and the easier of the two to make (but don’t tell him that). There isn’t really too much about them that’s too fancy, you only need two ingredients (three if you want to make them crunchy) and you’re done! And who can resist the taste of chocolate and almond/peanut butter together? It’s such a divine combination! These are great for Valentine’s Day, or any occasion (just make them in their normal circle shape instead of crunching the the paper liners into hearts). They taste better than Reese’s peanut butter cups and they don’t have any of the gross filling! They also only take a short time to make! Double awesome!
I took a mini cupcake tin and mini cupcake liners and pinched one side of them. Then I used a small piece of tin foil to place in between the the opposite side to make it look like a heart! Easy! You could also just leave them circles and they would look identical to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!
- 2 cups of enjoy life chocolate chips, melted/divided
- 1 cup almond butter (or any type of nut butter)
- small nut pieces to make the inside crunchy if desired
- tin foil(optional) & mini cupcake liners
- Prepare mini cupcake tin and liners as desired (circles or hearts)
- If making hearts, pinch one side of the cupcake lines and crumple up a small piece of tin foil to place opposite the point to make an indentation for the heart.
- Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in a bowl, heating 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, and stirring in between each time until the chips are melted.
- Once melted, place a spoonful of chocolate in each of the cupcake liners
- Place the cupcake tin in the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened
- Once the chocolate has hardened, place a spoonful of nut butter on top of each of the hardened chocolate pieces, adding slivers of nuts if desired to make them crunchy
- Repeat chocolate melting process
- Add a spoonful of melted chocolate onto the top of the almond butter to each cup.
- Place the chocolates back into the refrigerator until hardened
- Chocolate can be served peeled or left in the lining. Keep refrigerated