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RAW SUNBUTTER CUPS (peanut & tree nut free)

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Nut allergies are a big concern for a large part of the population, to the point where they are even being banned from grade school's & pre-schools.  Inspired by Rawified's Raw Peanut Butter cups, I wanted to create a similar confection that is not only delicious, but perfectly edible by people with peanut & tree nut allergies. It just doesn't seem fair that such a delicious candy shouldn't be shared by all. 

I was first introduced to Sunbutter by a mom at my son's current school. Several children at the school have peanut & tree nut allergies, which means no PB & J sandwiches for lunch. Luckily, Sunbutter is made from Sunflower seeds and is almost identical in both texture and taste, making it the perfect alternative to peanut & nut butters. It does have a slight sunflower seed taste and can be mildly addicting, so watch out. :)




 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients:

SUNBUTTER- 1 tbsp per cup

RAW AGAVE-  1 tbsp  You can also substitute raw honey 

RAW Cacoa Powder-  1/4 cup

Coconut Oil -  1/2 cup   You can also substitute cacao butter, but it may be pricey. 


Kitchen Tools & Equipment:

Muffin/ Cupcake Liners

Two Bowls

Small Loaf Pan or Baking Sheet

Spoon

Measuring Cup

Step 2: Melt the Coconut Oil

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Fill a bowl half-way with warm water and place another bowl on top. Place the coconut oil in the bowl. Gently swirl it around the bowl with a spoon to help it melt. It might not dissolve all the way, but once you add the other ingredients it will. 

Step 3: Mix in the RAW AGAVE & Raw Cacao Powder

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Add the RAW AGAVE & RAW Cacao Powder to the bowl with the Coconut Oil. The coconut oil that didn't dissolve may be a little lumpy. Stir gently to incorporate all the ingredients. Eventually, you will end up with a silky smooth raw chocolate. 





aya_m1 year ago
that looks awesome ! just a question about coconut oil : how much does it cost ? and where did you get it ?
lmnopeas (author)  aya_m1 year ago
You can buy it from most grocery stores. Try the baking isle or where they sell cooking oils. Also, you can try vitamin shops or an online source like Amazon.

Prices vary depending on the brand. Anywhere from $7.99- $15.
These look really good - I love that they are dairy-free too. Thanks for posting!
lmnopeas (author)  wombatmorrison2 years ago
Thanks.
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Yum! I have all this stuff in my kitchen right now!
lmnopeas (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
This is definitely my new favorite. recipe. It's good to have on hand in case I ever have a dessert debacle. I can whip these up super quick. :)