Almond Butter Chocolates

These almond butter chocolates are nutritious yet totally decadent. They’re a delicious addition to any dessert table and also make great homemade gifts. These mouthwatering treats are easy to make.

Ingredients in these almond butter chocolates

I like using dark chocolate chips when making these treats but any type of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate will work. Use whatever suits your taste and dietary requirements.

I think smooth almond butter works best in this recipe, but you can use crunchy if you prefer. Use unsweetened almond butter with no added sugar or salt. Or you can substitute any other type of nut butter or seed butter you like.

I like to top these treats with chopped almonds. Slivered almonds or flaked almonds work too.

Eight almond butter chocolates on a white plate.

How to make them

Start by adding 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power for 20 seconds. Stir, then heat on high power for another 20 seconds. Continue heating the chocolate for 20 seconds at a time, then stirring afterwards, until melted (alternatively you can melt the chocolate chips in a pot on the stove set to low heat).

Once the chocolate chips have melted, add the almond butter to the bowl, then stir to combine.

Chocolate mixed with almond butter in a white bowl.

Refrigerate the chocolate almond butter mixture for 30 minutes. When it’s done chilling, stir the chocolate almond butter mixture, then leave it at room temperature for five minutes or until it has solidified and has a texture similar to cookie dough.

Add the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to a second microwave safe bowl, then melt the chocolate chips.

Next you’ll place a piece of parchment paper on a large plate (the paper should be big enough to cover the plate).

Scoop out one tablespoon of the chocolate almond butter mixture and use your hands to roll it into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the chocolate almond butter mixture to create eleven more balls.

Chocolate almond butter balls on parchment paper.

Drop a chocolate almond butter ball into the bowl of melted chocolate and gently stir, ensuring it is completely coated in chocolate.

Use two forks to lift the chocolate almond butter ball out of the melted chocolate, then place it on the parchment paper lined plate. Repeat with the rest of the balls.

Chocolate truffles on a piece of parchment paper.

Sprinkle some chopped almonds on top, if desired.

Chocolates on a piece of parchment paper.

Transfer the plate of chocolates to the fridge to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Giving these as gifts

These chocolates are perfect for gifting. They’re a great homemade Christmas or Valentine’s Day gift. Or give these treats as hostess gifts. Just place some in a paper box or cellophane bag and add a pretty ribbon and label.

Chocolate almond treats on a white plate.

Storage

Store these almond butter chocolates in the fridge for up to seven days or freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to six months.

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Almond Butter Chocolates

These almond butter chocolates are rich and decadent yet nutritious. They're a tasty addition to any dessert table and also make great homemade gifts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 32 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 145kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (or substitute any other type of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • Optional topping: chopped almonds

Instructions

  • Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat on high power for 20 seconds.
  • Stir, then heat on high power for another 20 seconds. Continue heating the chocolate for 20 seconds at a time, then stirring afterwards, until melted (alternatively you can melt the chocolate chips in a pot on the stove set to low heat).
  • Once the chocolate chips have melted, add the almond butter to the bowl, then stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate the chocolate almond butter mixture for 30 minutes.
  • When it's done chilling, stir the chocolate almond butter mixture, then leave it at room temperature for five minutes or until it has solidified and has a texture similar to cookie dough.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to a second microwave safe bowl, then repeat steps 2-3 to melt the chocolate.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a large plate (the paper should be big enough to cover the plate).
  • Scoop out one tablespoon of the chocolate almond butter mixture and use your hands to roll it into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the chocolate almond butter mixture to create eleven more balls.
  • Drop a chocolate almond butter ball into the bowl of melted chocolate and gently stir, ensuring it is completely coated in chocolate.
  • Use two forks to lift the chocolate almond butter ball out of the melted chocolate, then place it on the parchment paper lined plate. Repeat with the rest of the balls.
  • Sprinkle some chopped almonds on top, if desired.
  • Transfer the plate of chocolates to the fridge to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Store these almond butter chocolates in the fridge for up to seven days or freeze them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to six months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Chocolate | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.4g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 10.5g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 16.8mg | Potassium: 172.9mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 5.6g | Vitamin A: 1.6IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 81.6mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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