As someone who grew up on junky peanut butter cups, I love a good healthy alternative. Over the years I’ve made almond butter cups, cashew butter cups, you name it. This time, I’m making coconut butter cups. Coconut butter is a healthy fat and a great energy source (filled with those trendy MCTs!). It also contains lauric acid which helps boost the immunity, perfect for this busy holiday season when everyone you know is getting sick!
I wanted to let the salt be the star of the show here. I’ve included real pink salt into the coconut butter cupfilling so you get that slightly salty buttery center. I also featured a sprinkle of coarse salt on top of each cup for that salty chocolately deliciousness. For both, I’m using my absolute favorite salt from Redmond. (It’s the only pink salt from the U.S. and is mined from a single source in Utah; how cool is that?)
When you use Real Salt and real maple syrup, you also get lots of extra minerals. These minerals are vital to your body’s well-being and ability to detoxify. This is so important during the holidays when we are all so stressed out and eating lots of crap! So basically, these salted maple coconut butter cups are your secret weapon to stay healthy this season. Or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself when I’m on my third cup of the day…
Let me know if you try this recipe by taking a pic and tagging me on IG (@hashtagvegan) or by using the hashtag #hashtagvegan. I can’t wait to see your creations!
P.S. A big thank you to Redmond Real Salt for sponsoring this post! Recipe and opinions are 100% my own and I only work with companies whose products I genuinely use and love. This post may contain affiliate links.
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