If you take away the peanut butter is it still a peanut butter cup?

Hubby is/was a peanut butter cup addict. Could eat them by the bag full. So I wondered, how hard could it be to recreate his obsession? Considering peanuts are out, so no peanut butter, we needed something a little healthier. We went with Almond Butter, which if you haven't tried it is probably tastier than peanut butter.

So this was a small batch, and would probably make about 15 candies in a mold. But he always complained about the little peanut butter cups. Said took more effort to unwrap then they were worth. So go big or go home, right? I pulled out some mini paper muffin liners. And went to work.

Chocolate

2 oz cocoa butter
1.5 oz unsweetened cocoa powder 
1 oz swerve sweetener (or your choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla

Filling

2 tbs butter
1/4 cup almond butter
1 tbsp swerve (or your choice)

Make the filling first. I did not do that and was fervently mixing the chocolate to keep it from hardening while I made the filling so bad idea.
Melt the Almond Butter and Butter together, mix well and add the swerve, stirring until well blended.
Noooowwww... go ahead and melt your cocoa butter over low heat.
Sift swerve and cocoa together in a separate bowl.
Pour your cocoa butter into dry ingredients and mix well. Add vanilla.

Fill 6 mini muffin paper cups halfway with the chocolate, then drop a dollop of filling onto the warm chocolate, it will swirl around, not staying on the surface of the chocolate, and then sink, don't worry. Finish filling the cups with chocolate.

Let set for an hour in the fridge. 

As close to the real thing as it gets. Ask Hubby. He ate them all. Sugar Free, Low Carb yes, but not even close to low fat. If you stick with Cocoa Butter and Grass Fed organic Butter or Ghee, it's healthy fat. And use fair trade please. Otherwise the chocolate will leave a nasty taste in your mouth. 

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