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Trick or Treat? Treat!! Four-Ingredient Hazelnut Butter Cups (sponsored by Nugget Markets)

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Hey you! Yes, I’m talking to you. You’re the one who bought the institution-sized bag of Halloween candy “for the neighborhood kids”… Like, back sometime near Labor Day. Yes, and I know you put it away in the pantry for safe keeping. Hmmm, but somehow it seems to have all disappeared.

I’m not going to judge you. I like treats myself. The only difference is that I would never buy name brand candy. When I reward myself with a treat, I prefer to know what’s actually in it, and I prefer it to be non-poisonous. I used to really dig Reese ‘s Peanut Butter Cups until I found out how much sugar and other crap are in them…and that they are GMO–Ingredients: Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, nonfat milk, milk fat, corn syrup solids, soy lecithin, PGPR) peanuts, sugar, dextrose, salt, TBHQ. Thus, making them COMPLETELY un-Paleo friendly.

So now I compromise with hazelnut butter cups. You’ve heard of Nutella, right? Well this is about the same thing with way less sugar and all the flavor.

Thanks to Nugget Market for supplying the ingredients.

Hazelnut Butter:
2 cups toasted organic hazelnuts (skins removed)
2 Tbs raw honey
2 Tbs organic coconut oil

    Place all ingredients in a food processor and grind until the mixture becomes a paste. Set aside.

    Chocolate:
    16 oz box E. Guittard Bittersweet Chocolate 72% Cacao Disc Wafers (Melted)

    You’ll also need mini cupcake liners, a mini cupcake pan, and some non-stick cooking spray. 

    1. Place the liners in the pan and spray them with some non-stick cooking spray.
    2. Then pour the melted chocolate in the liners until filled 1/3 full.
    3. Take a small spoonful of the hazelnut butter mixture and form in into a small ball.
    4. Drop it into the 1/3 full liner of chocolate. Repeat for each candy.
    5. Set the pan in the freezer for 5 minutes to set the chocolate and filling.
    6. When filling is set, cover the rest of each candy with more melted chocolate. Repeat for each candy.
    7. Return the pan to the freezer to set all the hazelnut butter cups.

    Here’s what they look like when you cut them open! 🙂 Happy Halloween, friends!! 🙂
    You can find all the ingredients in this recipe at Nugget Market.
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