These coconut butter cups are like my coconut clusters, but easier to make and without the coconut texture many kids don’t like. They provide a lot of healthy fats and are a way to sneak some extra coconut into your kids’ diets.
If you liked Reese’s cups before your real-food days (*ahem*) these are a good healthy substitute. They don’t taste exactly like Reese’s (no peanut butter or high fructose corn syrup) but are a good alternative. A little cashew butter, almond butter, or other nut butter in the middle would make a delicious candy as well.
Dark Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups
I love that these are a healthy and nourishing way to satisfy my family’s sweet tooth. We’ll sometimes bring these to events where there will be treats for the kids so they have a healthier choice. It’s one of the ways I help my kids develop healthy food habits. They’re naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and use natural sweeteners.
For the chocolate, you’ve got options. I like using allergen-friendly dairy-free chocolate, but regular organic works well too. You could even chop up a good-quality chocolate bar if that’s what you have on hand. Add a little sprinkle of sea salt on the top when you’re done assembling the coconut butter cups if desired.
A Cheaper Alternative to Keto Cups
It seems like keto snacks and keto cups are all the rage now. While they can be a healthier, sugar-free option, many of them contain junky ingredients I try to avoid. Plus they can easily get expensive!
If you want to make a nutrient-dense, keto-friendly version, simply opt for sugar-free chocolate, like this one. I avoid artificial sweeteners, but monk fruit and stevia are good sugar-free alternatives. Regular organic dark chocolate is very low in sugar anyway and high in antioxidants so I feel fine using it. I cover keto‘s benefits and the best way to do the keto diet here.
What You’ll Need
- quality dark chocolate without soy (I like these and they’re gluten, dairy, and soy-free)
- shredded coconut
- vanilla extract
- coconut oil
- stevia extract
Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups
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