Guest Post: Bacon Almond Butter Cups!
Chocolate with Bacon? Sweet and Savory. Helllooooooo!!!
I would like to introduce to you my dear friend Laura! Laura made these delicious Bacon Almond Butter Cups and I am thrilled to share the recipe with you all!
Here is a brief bio of Laura:
“I am 31-year-old a stay-at-home mom who has always had a passion for cooking and baking. After struggling with weight and food addiction my entire life, I discovered the Paleolithic lifestyle. I have been Paleo since November of 2011, and since then I have lost a total of 60 pounds and have dropped 5 dress sizes. My overall health has improved drastically as well, with increased energy, clearer skin, healthier digestion, significantly fewer headaches & sinus struggles, and better sleeping patterns. My new Paleo lifestyle and my passion for cooking are perfect companions, and I have been having a blast in my kitchen exploring all sorts of new recipes and foods! I believe whole-heartedly in a clean, natural approach to health, and that all begins from the inside. It starts not only with the quality of the food we consume, but also our relationship with food and with ourselves. I just hope that my story can help others find their path to healthy living!”
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Bacon Almond Butter Cups:
Bacon Almond Butter Cups (makes 6 full sized muffin cups)
Note: This recipe is a great base for any simple chocolate candy. I make candy bars out of this mixture & add all sorts of extras!
3/4 cup Coconut Oil
1/3 cup Raw Honey
6-8 Tbs Organic Cacao Powder (depending on richness of flavor you want)
Put coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl & just barely soften (approximately 15 secs in microwave)*. Add raw honey & cacao powder to oil & wisk together. You should have a soft icing consistency.
*If the coconut oil gets too melted, the honey will not blend with the oil. If it gets too melted allow it to cool to a thicker texture
Almond Butter Bacon Filling
4-6 slices of crispy fried bacon
1/4 cup Natural Almond Butter (made with just almonds or almonds & salt)
1 tsp Raw Honey
Mix almond butter and honey. Crumble crispy bacon & mix into the butter
In a silicone muffin pan (or a metal muffin tin with foil-lined cupcake liners) drop just shy of a Tbs of chocolate into the bottom of 6 muffin cups. Add a dollop of Almond Butter Filling in each cup. Top each cup with more chocolate. Place in the freezer to harden quickly. They will only need to sit in the freezer for about 15-20 min. After that, place in the refrigerator to keep. Keep in mind, as with any coconut oil-based no-bake treat, it will soften quickly once out of the refrigerator.