Cocoa butter is a beautiful thing. It has a velvety texture and melts at the slightest provocation of warmth. The smell is intoxicating. It allows us to make delicious little customized chocolates in a matter of minutes. And in a pinch, you can use it as a luxurious moisturizer!
These are about as fuss-free as nut butter cups can be. That’s because I mix the two main components, chocolate and peanut butter together instead of layering them. For added flavor complexity, orange zest, orange oil, and dried cherries are whisked in. Tailor them to your tastes: a little ground coffee, peppermint oil, chopped nuts, or a different dried fruit.
Easier to make but just as addictive as traditional chocolate peanut butter cups, these have the added benefit of being sugar-free. Tailor them to your tastes by using different dried fruits, nuts, or other flavored oils!
On a small baking pan, set out 15 mini silicone or paper muffin cups.
In a double boiler, gently melt the cocoa butter, peanut butter, and cocoa syrup. Remove from the heat and stir cacao powder, orange oil, zest, and dried cherries.
Divide the melted chocolate mixture between the muffin cups. I let them sit on the counter to firm up a little before sprinkling cacao nibs on top. Store chocolate cups in the refrigerator.
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Keywords: chocolate, cocoa butter, cacao, cacao powder, dried cherries, orange, nut butter, easy
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