Maple Sesame Cashew Butter Cups

These maple sesame cashew butter cups are the perfect homemade, healthy treat. Best part is, all you need are a few ingredients! 

Maple Sesame Cashew Butter Cups a paleo, vegan, gluten-free homemade treat!

Who needs Halloween candy when you can make your own! However, I do have a thing for red Dots and yellow Starbursts. Only the red and yellow, though. It’s like the worst day ever when I get 2 green Dots…yick.

I got today’s glorious recipe idea from a few readers who commented how delicious my Maple Sesame Cashews would as a nut butter. Ga Ga Ga Genius.

Maple Sesame Cashew Butter Cups a paleo, vegan, gluten-free homemade treat!

A few months back, I did a similar butter cup recipe…Almond Butter Sea Salt. Those lasted about 2 days. #eatallthechocolate

All you need are 2 ingredients…why wouldn’t you make your own butter cups?!

Maple Sesame Cashew Butter Cups a paleo, vegan, gluten-free homemade treat!

Melted chocolate + cashew butter + melted chocolate.

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Maple Sesame Cashew Butter Cups a paleo, vegan, gluten-free homemade treat!  

I feel like this would be a great project to make with kids. They can help you melt the chocolate and pour it into cups, add the nut butter, and top it with more chocolate. It may get a little messy, but it’s all in good fun!

Plus- it only needs to sit in the freezer for like 10 minutes and the chocolate magically hardens.

Maple Sesame Cashew Butter Cups a paleo, vegan, gluten-free homemade treat! Maple Sesame Cashew Butter Cups a paleo, vegan, gluten-free homemade treat!
Recipe

Maple Sesame Cashew Butter Cups

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 8-10 cashew butter cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Maple Sesame Roasted Cashews
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (possibly/optional)
  • 2 cups semi sweet or dairy free chocolate chips
  • Sesame Seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Begin by making your cashew butter. Place roasted cashews in a small food processor. Process for about 8-10 minutes or until your cashew butter is at desired consistency. Note: you may need to add a tablespoon or so of melted coconut oil, in order to soften things up, that’s what I did!
  2. Next, line a mini cupcake tin with cupcake liners (about 10). Then, place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave.
  3. To make cashew butter cups, spoon in 1 teaspoon of chocolate, then 1 teaspoon of cashew butter, then 1 teaspoon of chocolate. Repeat.
  4. Sprinkle on some sesame seeds for garnish.
  5. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Notes

You will not use all of the cashew butter! In fact, you will only be using 8-10 teaspoons of it!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cashew butter cup
  • Calories: 235
  • Fat: 16
  • Protein: 5

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Maple Sesame Cashew Butter Cups a paleo, vegan, gluten-free homemade treat!

I have been hiding some exciting news from you! I’M GOING TO ISRAEL…TOMORROW!

Each year a non-profit called Kinetis, invites a handful of bloggers to show them the amazing Israeli culture first hand on a trip called Vibe Israel. This time around, the theme is wellness and they are bringing over food/health/fitness bloggers for a tour of Israel’s wellness scene. I AM SO EXCITED. 

As of right now, I do not know what the official itinerary looks like…because it’s a surprise! I do know we will be visiting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Northern Israel, and Southern Israel. I can’t wait to experience Israel’s foodie scene! 

Much of my dad’s side has been to Israel for birth-right, so I am excited to get to experience it all…and with a fit foodie twist! Get ready for 1,001 Instagrams!!! If you’re not following me yet…DO IT NOW! 

I’ve got some exciting posts scheduled out for when I am gone, but know that…I won’t be able to respond to your comments/questions until I get home! Have an awesome week!

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