Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Rich and indulgent Dark Mint Chocolate thick-shelled cups filled with a creamy and vibrant green matcha cashew butter filling. They are easy to make, taste delicious and are naturally vegan, gluten-free and packed with flavour.

I love a good nut butter and chocolate snack; it is pretty much the dream snack. There are so many nut butter cups on the market today which is so great – especially the emerging demand for vegan, dairy-free ones. I love them all but there’s nothing quite like a homemade nut butter cup.

Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

To jazz things up slightly these easy snacks have a vibrant green centre thanks to my love also for matcha green tea powder. The flavour is not overpowering here as the creamy cashew butter mellows it out – I think it’s the perfect balance. If you don’t have cashew butter, you could use almond butter or tahini, but I think peanut butter would overpower the matcha flavour. Stir the filling ingredients together and pop into the chocolate shell which is even easier to make.

These Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups are made minty by using mint dark chocolate (first made with Divine Chocolate), but you can use your favourite chocolate here and it will be delicious. Melt down the chocolate with a little coconut oil – this makes it really smooth with a luxurious texture to the nut butter cup.  Pour a little of the chocolate into the base of small or larger cupcake cases or silicone cases and freeze for 10 minutes before popping in the matcha cashew butter filling and covering with more chocolate.

Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Finish these Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups with a sprinkling of desiccated coconut and allow to set fully before devouring. These cups are seriously addictive! Even if you are not a huge fan of matcha, I’d recommend giving these a go as the blend of the rich dark chocolate and smooth subtle cashew butter is delicious.

These Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups are vegan and dairy-free (check your chocolate), naturally gluten-free and low in added sugar plus they only need 6 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time. They are rich and indulgent, smooth and luxurious, making them a great after-dinner treat to serve to guests or a wonderful gift to friends.

Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

If you are looking for more easy raw-bakes, how about my Chocha Mocha Mousse Tart, Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars, Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake Slices, Spiced Chocolate Ganache Brownies or Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Flapjack.

Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

  • Servings: 6 large or 10-12 small cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Rich and indulgent Dark Mint Chocolate thick-shelled cups filled with a creamy and vibrant green matcha cashew butter filling. They are easy to make, taste delicious and are naturally vegan, gluten-free and packed with flavour.

Ingredients

  • 200g Mint Dark Chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 50g cashew butter
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tbsp maple or fruit syrup
  • 1 tsp desiccated coconut

Directions


1. Break up the chocolate and add to a glass dish with the coconut oil. Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie until smooth.
2. Either line a muffin or mini muffin tray with cases or use silicone cases and pour some chocolate into the bottom of each. For the large cups, using 2 tbsp and use 1 tbsp for the small cups. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, prepare the nut butter filling by stirring together the cashew butter, matcha powder and syrup until smooth.
4. Get the chocolate cups out from the freezer and place a small amount of matcha filling (1/2 tsp for small cups and 1 tsp for larger cups) into the centre and smooth down. Divide the rest of the chocolate between the cups to cover the filling. Sprinkle with some desiccated coconut and place back in the freezer for 20 minutes or so until set.
5. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

I hope you will enjoy these Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups so please let me know what you think in the comments below. Tag me in your nut butter cups – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With minty matcha love x

6 thoughts on “Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups

  1. wholesome.sophie says:

    Oh my gosh Amy. Your Mint chocolate 🍫 nut butter cups look divine. I am not into matcha o haven’t really tried before, the green doesn’t really appeal. Hope I am not only one ☝️ to think this but I love monty choc. I definitely want to give your above recipe a go. Splendid photography as always Amy and hope you are well and don’t have c virus? Say hi to your parents and brother as well.
    Your blog always makes me smile every time you upload a new blog post as well as your Instagram and Pinterest!!! 😊🌱😋😊Sens me some I am drooling xxxx

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  2. wholesome.sophie says:

    Saved to my WordPress saved collection and so sorry for uploading my blog comments late. Ahh for the long essay comments, you are such a inspiration to me. Wish I could cook like you, you are so professional xxxx

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