Beet nut butter cups! These gluten free vegan treats are easy to make and so vibrant. The colour comes from mixing beetroot into the homemade nut butter. It's then slathered in dark chocolate. Bliss!
beet nut butter
Beetnut butter. I'll admit that this recipe came about because I wanted to write that.
I'm thinking beetnut butter sandwiches, beetnut butter and jam, beetnut butter on overnight oats...
We're breaking new ground here, people: Beet. Nut. Butter. Yeaaaah.
You can't taste the beet, but woah - the colour! All you need to do is mix beetroot into your homemade nut butter for that amazing colour. The beetroot leaves the nut butter a stunning purple colour.
But we all know the decadent amazingness of peanut butter and chocolate, right? And beetroot and chocolate is pretty great. So how but bright purple beet nut butter cups? Waaaay better. Because it's purple. And it has veg. Fist pump.
I made my beet nut butter with cashews, but use any nuts you have. It would be great with almonds or hazelnuts as well. Want it vegan? Use vegan chocolate. Easy.
I've just been for a walk in the pouring rain. The sort of rain that feels like it will fall from the clouds forever.
A warm, late summer downpour that smelled autumnal: no cut grass, no damp flowers, just the earthy smell of newly-fallen brown leaves turning to sludge. It was quite beautiful.
I'm getting a bit wistful again. Sorry. I need to go have some painful belly laughs and get drunk on cider.
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Beet Nut Butter Cups
- 1 ½ cups (200g) raw, unsalted nuts (try cashew, hazelnut, almond etc…)
- 1 small cooked beet
- 9 oz (250g) chocolate (dark, milk, vegan – whatever you prefer)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Line a muffin tin with 10 small paper liners.
- Whiz the nuts in a high-speed blender for a few minutes until it gets thick and creamy. You may need to scrape down the sides halfway through. Add the cooked beet and blitz again until combined. Place in a jar and store in the fridge.
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler or microwave. Using half of the chocolate, place a tablespoon of the melted chocolate into the bottom of the liners. Gently rap the pan on the countertop to even the chocolate and remove any air bubbles. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden.
- Place teaspoons of the beet nut butter onto the centre of the hardened chocolate and gently press down slightly with a damp spoon. Spoon more melted chocolate over the filling to cover. Refrigerate until hardened. Store in the fridge until ready to eat.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
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What a great use of colour ,i have not tried beets as a sweet but know they are often used will give it a try thats a real sow stpper when you cut it open
What a great idea and BEAUTIFUL color. Well done.
Sounds interesting. I have to try this today
Heidy L. McCallum
Gorgeous work on this delightful recipe, I just recently found your blog and already I am in love with your recipes and photos.
Just beautiful, thanks for sharing!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
Fist pump for sure! These are amazing - beautiful color! Just shared with my brother - can't wait to try 🙂
Joanne T Ferguson
I absolutely love this idea! Pinned and shared! On my list to do! Thank you!
Is it possible to make them without a blender?
Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
The surprise pop of color in these beauties is just fabulous!
Another series of mouth watering images!! These look fantastic... And I'm crazy about chocolate so what could go wrong 🙂
...I love this idea of just blitzing whatever you like and filling it in there... Hmm... my tummy and my brain are humming away!
These look amazing. Such a beautiful vibrant colour. Love this idea!
Beautiful. Intrigued by the nut butter. I made cashew butter in my Vitamix and have to add some oil... do you manage to whizz them straight? Thanks for the link 🙂
I didn't need to add any oil. I had some on hand in case I needed it - but it was fine and thick without. 🙂
Kate - gluten free alchemist
What an amazing colour! Stunning and very clever!!
That purple really is stunning. Got to love purple beets!
Wow! They look amazing!
Thanks so much. I couldn't believe how vivid the colour of the beet nut butter turned out!
These treats are just as cute as their name! Love them!
Aw, thanks! They're gorgeous little treats. 🙂
These are quite beautiful - love em.
Thanks Chocs! I love a pretty treat 🙂
Beetnut butter!! Say it three times and it appears ;o) What an intriguing idea - the colour is just fabulous (and what's not to like about nuts combined with chocolate...) Thanks for linking to my risotto 🙂
Ha - beetnut butter magic! Your risotto sounded so good!
i haven't heard of beet nut butter. will have to try them. they look great!
Thanks! I'm pretty sure I'm the first person crazy enough to put a beet into nut butter! 🙂
These are beautiful! I love their simplicity. I want them....all... now!
I know, so easy but so pretty! I love that. Simple is good. 🙂
Thalia @ butter and brioche
these chocolate cups look so delicious! loving the pink beetroot inside.. definitely craving a bite of one right now!
I've just eaten another one! So good 🙂
Fabulous! I adore the colour, and pretty sure I'd adore the taste too 🙂
It's one of my most lurid, bright desserts! Thanks xx
rise of the sourdough preacher
Beetroot is one of my favourite veggies!
Love love love this idea and the chocolate cups look so pretty
As always in awe, you're a genius!
Have a wonderful week
You're so sweet, Lou. I love making things so vegetably-vibrant!
Jac -Tinned Tomatoes (@tinnedtoms)
That is just inspired. I love them Kate. They look so darn appealing. They are screaming eat me! Thanks for linking to me too.
Aw, thanks! The vibrant colour really does scream at you! 🙂
so pretty, I love the colour from the beet that comes through here. great idea and of course Chocolate and beetroot do seem to pair well. Delicious
Thanks Nazima. The beet colour is so intense in these!
can you just use any nut butter and add roasted beet to eat? would that work?
I don't see why not! Just try whizzing in a beet and see how it goes. Please let me know if it works 🙂
how much nut butter approximately it makes, so i know how much to use?
I used 1/3 cup peanut butter but you may wish to use slightly less as my color isn't quite as vivid as the photos.
I suppose that cashew butter is a bit paler than peanut butter, so perhaps that's why mine is brighter. The photos aren't retouched (I'm lazy like that), so they really were that vivid for me!
Hi, it makes about two cups - but there is quite a bit left over. 🙂
Love these! So pretty and such a simple method for such a stunning result.
Thanks Emily. It really was so incredibly simple. I'm definitely going to make them for kids' parties.
Love this so much. You are a genius, Missus. Sharing of course: why keep this to myself?
Thanks for sharing it, Kellie. So easy and so bright!
Keep Calm and Fanny On
Cracking colour and ingenious idea!
Thanks Fanny. The colour is so vivid!
That is so easy Kate ! Love this idea. Must crack out my Froothie
Thanks Stuart. It really was soooo easy!