These NO BAKE Crispy Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups are easily going to become your latest obsession as they’re full of CHOCOLATE, with a delicious crisp, a hint of salt and creamy sunflower seed butter! Nut free, Gluten free, Soy free, Egg free, Dairy free
If you know ((nut-free)) me, you know I’m obsessed with sunflower seed butter…
Pure sunflower seed butter, chocolate sunflower seed butter, maple cinnamon sunflower seed butter, sunflower seed butter cold noodles ((wait, I stilllll haven’t shared this one — I’m the worst!!!)), sunflower seed butter cookies, sunflower seed butter and jelly overnight oats, summer rolls with sunflower seed butter dipping sauce….aaaand chocolate sunflower seed butter cups.
Sooooo when I was concocting a sweet treat to celebrate mah birthday ((tomorrow)) it obvvvsss needed some butta up in it!
I thought back to my absolute favorite sweet treat from the blog and naturally it’s my chocolate sunflower seed butter cups ((because if one more person tells me I’m missing out by never have eaten a Reese’s –or now Justin’s almond butter cup…!!!))…so I decided the big 2-8 is the time to take it to the next level.
Enter my CRISPY chocolate sunflower seed butter cups…
Next level ACHIEVED!
Since I don’t love anything that’s toooo sweet, these crispy chocolate sunflower seed butter cups have the PERFECT balance of saltiness to satisfy my sweet tooth justtttt enough. And that crispiness. Think back to those mini krackel bars you loved so much as a kiddo. YUP. THAT GOOD!!!
Plus, as far as candies go, I don’t think it can get much easier than this no bake treat. These crispy chocolate sunflower seed butter cups are…
- Absolutely delicious!
- SO easy to make with only 5 ingredients (including the sea salt!)
- Free from ALL top 8 major allergens (tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish)
- Vegan + gluten free
- A great homemade holiday gift!
- Easy enough to get the kids involved.
So seriously…let’s get ((no bake)) bakin’…
First, you line mini muffin cups or a candy mold with a layer of melted chocolate and crisped rice cereal (<– this one is my fave because it’s made with brown rice, but any will do!). I melt my chocolate with a teaspoon of coconut oil right in a saucepan over low heat. You can also microwave it. And I swear by Enjoy Life dark chocolate ((nope, not sponsored!)). SO good.
Please note, coconut oil is considered a tree nut by the FDA, although many people with tree nut allergies are not allergic to coconut. If you are allergic, you can substitute sunflower seed oil.
And then you shake shake shake. Shaking the pan gently, but vigorously at the same time ((is that possible??)) helps you get a smoooooth cup, and that’s exactly what we want!
Then you add more chocolate (durrrr) and crisped rice cereal and let it harden in the fridge or freezer!
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil*
- 1/4 cup crispy rice cereal (I use these brown rice crisps, but any crispy rice cereal will do!)
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter, at room temperature
- Sea salt
- Melt the dark chocolate with coconut oil over low heat or in the microwave (microwave for 30 seconds, stir, repeat until completely melted and smooth).
- Coat the bottom of a lined mini muffin tin or chocolate mold with melted chocolate. Sprinkle crisped rice cereal (you only need a few pieces for each cup) on top of the chocolate. Place in the refrigerator or freezer to harden.
- Once harden (after about 5 minutes), add a 1/2 teaspoon of sunflower seed butter to each crispy chocolate sunflower seed butter cup.
- Shake the pan carefully, but vigorously, so the sunflower seed butter creates an even layer.
- Add an additional spoonful of melted chocolate on top of each crispy chocolate sunflower seed butter cup. Again, shake the pan carefully so it’s even on top. Add additional crisped rice cereal on top with a sprinkle with sea salt.
- Place back in the freezer to harden.
- Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
*Coconut oil is considered a tree nut by the FDA, although many people with tree nut allergies are not allergic to coconut. If you are allergic, you can substitute sunflower seed oil.
Sooooo many yums…sooooo I’m going to bite into one riiiight now!
Happy Monday friends!