I make almond butter a lot and while I love it on toast or on various fruits or on my spoon about to enter my mouth I longed for something different this time. I was thinking about the various applications of other nut butters and became fixated on peanut butter cups. This was my AHA moment and I suddenly became very devoted to the cause of making my own almond butter cups. It also gave me just the opportunity to use the mini muffin pans I had acquired at a garage sale. My mom makes mini pies in them too so I may have to whip out that recipe sometime soon or I could actually make smaller muffins. Therein lies my true problem though; I love large muffins too much to make them any smaller. But back to the recipe at hand! I had a great opportunity to use up my own homemade almond butter and to use my mini muffin pan so I was totally in business. On top of that (yes! In infomercial style there IS more!) I was making candy so I was gaining yet another prospect for screwing my friends and family out of real gifts and leaving them with homemade food products.
Wow. With all of the benefits stacked up against me I made them and they were great. They were really easy—requiring only two ingredients once if the almond butter has been made in advance—and actually pretty fun. But man o man, were the rewards bountiful. I love chocolate covered almonds but I would say that these were better and more exciting.