White Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

White Chocolate (& Matcha) Almond Butter Cups / @loveandlemons

We have a new favorite food and it’s not what you think. Well, ok, it is what you think, given that the title and photo in this post have given it away. Lately, I haven’t been able to make it through the Whole Foods checkout line without sneaking a package of those Justin’s white chocolate almond butter cups – have you had them? (This is not a sponsored post, btw). 

So I thought – how hard would it be to make them at home? First we tried to make a vegan version w/ cacao butter – total fail. (points for trying though?). We ended up going the (much easier) route using organic white chocolate.

I got the idea to stir matcha – my green foodie food coloring of choice – into half of the melted white chocolate. I can’t put into words how amazing the combo of matcha + almond butter is. Just know that these had to be taken away from me.

5.0 from 2 reviews
White Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
Cuisine: dessert
  • 10 oz. bag white chocolate chips (I used these)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • about ½ cup almond butter
  • optional: ¼ - 1+ teaspoon matcha (stir in as much as you like, to taste - I added quite a bit but I really really love the taste of matcha)
  1. Over a double boiler on the stove (or a saucepan filled with a few inches of gently boiling water with a glass bowl on top), melt the chocolate and coconut oil together. Remove from heat, scoop half of the white chocolate mixture into a second bowl and whisk in the matcha until smooth. (Add as much matcha as you like - I like mine pretty matcha-ey).
  2. Prepare a mini muffin tin with paper liners. Add about 1 teaspoon of white chocolate into each cup, swirling it a little to coat the bottom completely. Chill in the freezer until set. (about 20 minutes). Tip: if your almond butter is on the oily side, pop it into the freezer to firm up and it'll be easier to scoop into the little cups.
  3. Scoop about ½ teaspoon almond butter into each cup and cover each with remaining chocolate. Freeze until set. (about 20 more minutes).


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  1. Wow these sound fantastic! I haven’t even had the Justin’s buttercups and I still want to try these immediately! Matcha is my jam.

    • Mahee Ferlini from maheeferlini.weebly.com on said:

      These look beautiful. Can’t wait to try them!

  2. These look unreal! I love matcha but have only ventured as far as putting it in my smoothies. I may have to whip up a batch of almond butter this weekend and try these out!

  3. Match as food coloring?! Brilliant! These look so delicious and festive.

  4. You are a matcha genius – these look super good. I’ve been working on a vegan white chocolate and I definitely can commiserate on the cacao butter version not working – vegan white chocolate is a toughy! Can’t wait to try the matcha and white chocolate combination!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Ha, thanks – we got the cacao to a good texture, they just tasted really funky – oh well, maybe next year 🙂

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Ha, thanks!

  5. I never in a million years would have thought that combining almond and matcha would work, but hearing your raves makes me eager to try it!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Let me know what you think :). When we were in Japan, we ate matcha in every form (doughnuts, macarons, you name it). So I thought why not?

  6. Lauren from lavenderandvine.com on said:

    These look amazing! They would be such a good treat to put out for the holidays. I just have to figure out something to add to make some of them red…

  7. Kat on said:

    Omg so cute~

  8. Ashley from sedbona.com on said:

    These look delicious! Adding these to my “to cook” list asap!

  9. johnberk on said:

    Incredible. The color is perfect. I would love to learn to do it the same way as you do!!! Cupcakes are my biggest addiction. And their vegan version is a dream.

  10. Boy or Boy you get points for these little babies. Sooooo clever with the matcha too.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      ha, thanks Carol 🙂

  11. If you need someone to take these off your hands, I’ll swoop in and rescue you! And then I’ll gain 10lbs because I’ll eat all of them at all once – they look too irresistible to put down.

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