Chocolate Cookie Butter Cups

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Enjoying desserts doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure, in fact, desserts can actually be healthy. Rachel of Bakeritna proves this with all of the yummy healthy dessert recipes she posts on her website including these chocolate cookie butter cups. For this recipe, she even makes her own homemade cookie butter, and they are also vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. Cookie butter is a new favourite treat in the US, and it all began with Speculoos cookie butter, and it's been a hit ever since. The only thing about regular cookie butter is that it contains a lot of sugar in it. So Rachel wanted to make a healthier version of it. Most cookie butter is made with gluten in it too, so it's nice that she makes her version gluten-free for any gluten intolerant people out there. She did this using Simple Mills Cinnamon Crunchy Cookies which are gluten-free, vegan and paleo. First, you crush up the cookies in the blender into crumbs and add in some maple syrup, cinnamon and hot water to make it nice and smooth. She also adds in some coconut oil too to smooth it out even more and add some creaminess.

The other thing you'll love about Rachel's dessert recipes is that they are very easy to make and they don't take a lot of time either. This recipe will only take 30 minutes and makes about 12 servings. First, you make the cookie butter, and then the chocolate cups. You can even make your own chocolate. All you need is some coconut oil, cocoa or cacao powder and maple syrup. Once you've made the cookie butter, you can put it in the fridge to solidify for an hour before you use it. Then it will spread easier. To make the chocolate cups just line a mini muffin tin with small cupcake liners. Then, make your own chocolate by whisking together all of the ingredients mentioned above until smooth. Or, you can buy dark chocolate and melt it down for an easier option. Just pour a bit of the chocolate into the bottom of each muffin liner and then put it in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden. Then, you can put a teaspoon of the cookie butter on the chocolate base. Then, pour the rest of the chocolate over top of each of the cookie butter covered chocolate pieces and then put them back in the fridge to harden completely.

It's as easy as that and in another 30 minutes or so you'll have some yummy cookie butter cups. You could even make a healthy version of peanut butter cups too, just substitute the cookie butter for some peanut butter, cashew butter or almond butter. You could just add a bit of sea salt to the nut butter for an added touch of flavour. Rachel started her blog in August of 2010 when she was just sixteen-years-old. She was posting typical recipes back then, but she found out that she is gluten intolerant along the way and so she started to experiment with alternative recipes. This has created tons of healthy dessert recipes on her website since she knows how tough it can be to find recipes when you need to eliminate certain foods from your life for health reasons. If you are trying to cut out or reduce the amount of sugar you eat Bakerita would be a great source for healthy dessert recipes and other recipes. This way, you don't have to miss out on any of your favourite treats, and you can feel healthy while you enjoy them too.***

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