Cacao & Almond Butter Cups

These are super easy and delicious little choccy bites with a crunchy bottom and a healthy chocolate topping. They contain calcium-rich almonds, cacao powder and oats and are free of refined sugar.

A filling snack that all ages over 18 months can enjoy. They store in the fridge or freezer, so you always have a delicious and nutritious sweet treat to hand.

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Cacao Almond Butter Bites

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Lunch Boxes & Picnics, Snacks & Treats
Servings 12 people
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Sensory, Vegan, Vegetarian





  • Put the almonds and oats into a food processor and whizz up for about 30 seconds until it makes a flour consistency.
  • Add the almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and stir in until all the almond and oat mix is moist and a dough forms.
  • Using a silicone mini muffin tray or with mini muffin cases lining a regular muffin tray, split the dough equally into 12. Press down until the base is compacted and smooth in each case/hole.
  • Make the chocolate topping by whisking together the coconut oil, maple, cacao and salt until smooth and runny.
  • Spoon the topping evenly over each base and then place on a flat surface in the freezer.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes before popping them out of their cases and into an airtight container …if they make it that far before being gobbled up!


  • Nut-free: swap almonds to coconut flour and almond butter to tahini
  • Gluten-free: use gluten-free oats or quinoa flakes
  • Keep either in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for up to 3 months
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