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Maple Pecan Butter Cups

Maple Pecan Butter Cups

These Maple Pecan Butter Cups are the perfect alternative to peanut butter cups. Quick and easy and totally yum!
Course Dessert, Snacks, Sweets
Cuisine American
Keyword butter cups, dark chocolate, Maple pecan, maple syrup, pecans
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 100kcal
Author Sasha



  • 200 g pecans (2 cups) plus a few extra
  • ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt plus extra
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 200 g dark chocolate (7 ounces) I used a mixture of 50% and 70% cocoa content but you can use whatever you like - milk would be delicious too


  • Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F). Spread the pecans out on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 5-7 minutes until lightly fragrant.
    200 g pecans
  • Leave to cool for a couple of minutes and then place into a food processor along with the salt. Process until the nuts have turned into a smooth butter. I find that pecans turn into butter much quicker than other nuts, around 5 minutes.
    ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • Add the maple syrup and coconut oil and process again until well combined. The water content of the maple syrup will cause the nut butter to seize up and thicken a little but that works out pretty well for this recipe.
    1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of boiling water (or in the microwave if you prefer). Line a 12-hole mini muffin tray with silicone or paper cases. Pour about a teaspoon of chocolate into the bottom of every hole. Scoop a heaped teaspoon of maple pecan butter into the centre of each one and very gently press down. Top up with another teaspoon or two of melted chocolate so that the pecan butter is completely sealed in. Swirl the tops of the chocolate with the back of a teaspoon. Decorate with flaky sea salt or chopped pecans and place in the freezer for 5 minutes to set.
    200 g dark chocolate


To make these vegan, just make sure you use vegan chocolate.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6.8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 34.2mg | Potassium: 94.5mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 6.1g | Vitamin A: 0.5IU | Calcium: 10.3mg | Iron: 1.1mg