Omega-3 Almond Butter Cups

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These little treats are quick, easy, a real crowd pleaser, and, with the addition of flax seed meal, even provide a little Omega-3 boost!

Makes 24 mini cups

Ingredients

3/4 cup almonds

1/4 cup pecans

1/4 flax seed meal

4 tbsp. coconut oil, melted and divided

2 tbsp. maple syrup

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Equipment

Food processor

Mini muffin tin

Mini muffin parchment paper cups 

Directions

  1. In a food processor, begin to process the almonds and pecans. Let it run for several minutes until the nuts become creamy. Add in the flax seed meal, 2 tbsp. of coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt and process for another 20-30 seconds.
  2. Line a mini muffin tin with parchment paper mini muffin liners. Scoop 2 teaspoons of the nut mixture into each liner and press down along the bottom.
  3. Wash out the work bowl and return it to the base. Process the chocolate chips until they become small, soft lumps. Add the last 2 tbsp. melted oil and continue to process until the mixture is a creamy liquid.
  4. Pour 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture on top of each nut patty.
  5. Place the entire tray in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Eat them soon after removal from the freezer and store them there, since they will soften quickly at room temperature!

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