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Grinch Almond Butter Candy

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This fun and easy Grinch almond butter candy is a great holiday recipe that everyone will love. Try out this festive and fun dessert today.

If you are looking for a fun and simple way to make holiday baking even more fun this grinch almond butter candy recipe needs to be on your list for sure.

I love making fun and simple holiday desserts that look as good as they taste. This Grinch themed treat is no exception.

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pin showing the finished grinch almond butter candy ready to eat title across the middle.

When it comes to simple holiday recipes you can’t go wrong with things like 2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge, No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe, or my No Bake Ranch Oyster Crackers Recipe!

You can make plenty of this almond butter candy to share with your friends, relatives, or coworkers this year. This Grinch candy makes a great addition to your cookie swap trays and DIY gifts!

What is almond butter candy?

Essentially what we are making here is a peanut butter cup only it’s got a green Grinch themed candy shell and the filling is actually almond butter instead of peanut butter.

If you like making homemade peanut butter cups you should try White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cups! They’re a nice fall twist on the usual treat we all know and love.

You can make these Grinch almond butter candy hearts in any shape. We’re using hearts but you can use any mold really. Feel free to get creative or just use what you already have on hand.

Finished almond butter grinch candy ready to eat

How many servings does this recipe provide?

This recipe as written using the mold we have here will make about 12 servings. You can make more or less depending on how large or small your molds are.

You can also double or even triple the recipe so you have a bunch of these to share or keep for yourself…no judgment here…they’re delicious!

a close up look at the finished grinch almond butter candy

Are these almond butter cups gluten free?

All of the ingredients in this Grinch almond butter candy are naturally gluten free, or they should be as long as your brands don’t have any additives / sneaky ingredients that mine did not!

Keep an eye on the ingredients in your candy melts and sprinkles but apart from that you shouldn’t have any problems.

This is also a great option if you are avoiding peanuts, just make sure that your almond butter won’t cause any problems and you’ll be all set!

a look at the finished grinch almond butter candy ready to eat

What do I need to make these cute Grinch treats?

For this recipe we will only be using a few simple ingredients and couple of tools. I’ll link the tools and the ingredients that you can order online in case you want to grab them and be ready for making these cute Grinch treats anytime!

The almond butter cups are made with almond butter, green candy melts, and heart shaped sprinkles. That’s all you will need for the candies themselves.

To prepare them you will need heart shaped molds, pastry bags, and a pastry brush.

ingredients needed to make almond butter grinch candy

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this:

Making tasty treats is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping recipes like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from baking pans, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and these mixing bowls!!

cute grinch almond butter cups ready to eat

How to make homemade almond butter cups:

This simple step by step guide will show you just how easy it is to make your own almond butter cups at home. These are perfectly themed for the holidays but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make them all year long. Make them whatever color you like and show off your creativity for every holiday of the year!

Pour candy melts into a microwave safe bowl, setting about 10 aside for later, and heat in 30 seconds intervals, stirring well between each heating session, until fully melted.

melted green candy in silicone molds

Drizzle a spoonful of melted candy into each mold cavity, and use the pastry brush to coat the entire bottom and sides. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.

candy being spread around in the candy molds

Put almond butter into a ziplock baggie and snip off the corner, then drizzle almond butter into each candy coated mold, filling it just under the top of the mold.

almond butter being put inside the candy molds

Using a small spoon, add melted candy to fill the rest of each mold cavity. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.

candy being added to close up the grinch candy cups

Remove candies from the mold and place upright.

candies finished and ready to be decorated

Place the remaining 10 candy melts into a ziplock baggie and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave, remove and massage the bag. If not completely melted, heat in 10 second intervals, until melted.

candy hearts affixed to the top

Snip off the corner of the baggie, and add a small drop to the top of each candy, then top with a candy heart.

finished candies ready to be served

Looking for more great holiday desserts to try?

If you are looking for more fun holiday treats to make you can’t go wrong with some of these other fun options. Try them all out and see what you think.

The holidays are a great time of year to make treats that you can share, gift, and enjoy with family. Give some of these treats a try and let us know which ones were you favorites.

Printable Grinch Almond Butter Candy Recipe:

Yield: 12

Grinch Almond Butter Candy

Featured image showing the finished grinch almond butter candy ready to eat.

This fun and easy Grinch almond butter candy is a great holiday recipe that everyone will love. Try out this festive and fun dessert today.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz light green candy melts
  • 1.5 oz almond butter
  • 12 candy heart sprinkles
  • Heart candy mold
  • Pastry brush
  • 2 plastic ziplock baggies

Instructions

  1. Pour candy melts into a microwave safe bowl, setting about 10 aside for later, and heat in 30 seconds intervals, stirring well between each heating session, until fully melted.
  2. Drizzle a spoonful of melted candy into each mold cavity, and use the pastry brush to coat the entire bottom and sides. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  3. Put almond butter into a ziplock baggie and snip off the corner, then drizzle almond butter into each candy coated mold, filling it just under the top of the mold.
  4. Using a small spoon, add melted candy to fill the rest of each mold cavity. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
  5. Remove candies from the mold and place upright.
  6. Place the remaining 10 candy melts into a ziplock baggie and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave, remove and massage the bag. If not completely melted, heat in 10 second intervals, until melted.
  7. Snip off the corner of the baggie, and add a small drop to the top of each candy, then top with a candy heart.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 130Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 4mgSodium 32mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 1g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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