Pistachio Butter Cups

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The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth!

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Pistachio Butter Cups

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I love to add my Mediterranean, (and Lebanese specifically,) flare to recipes. Bloggers have been making peanut butter cups for years, and recently many are making cashew butter and almond butter cups. I think that’s a beautiful thing happening and I welcome all the chocolate nut butter cups in the world! Now it’s time for pistachio butter cups!

How to Make Pistachio Butter Cups

So these butter cups started out as an experiment for me to make pistachio butter. I’ve made peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter. Surely, I thought it was the same process. Spoiler alert: it’s not.

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And the reason for that is that it comes out super chunky and not spreadable like you’d want your nut butter to be. So I add some grapeseed oil and honey, and it makes it much more smooth and spreadable like this

The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth. I make my own pistachio butter and use any kind of dark chocolate. You only need 5 ingredients for this decadent, chocolatey, healthy-ish dessert!

These pistachios were small with a hard skin, so the color is less green than the other Lebanese pistachios I used in my second batch. But they both do the trick…I just love the bright green ones.

I melted 12 oz of chocolate, which is about 3 standard dark chocolate bars. You can use any you like and you might have extra chocolate left over…never a problem in my book!

The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth. I make my own pistachio butter and use any kind of dark chocolate. You only need 5 ingredients for this decadent, chocolatey, healthy-ish dessert!

In a 6 cup muffin tin, I used parchment liners, then dropped a chocolate pistachio combo.

The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth. I make my own pistachio butter and use any kind of dark chocolate. You only need 5 ingredients for this decadent, chocolatey, healthy-ish dessert!

I drizzled more chocolate on top – just enough to cover the pistachio butter and then sprinkled some sea salt on top, because it makes it sparkle and who doesn’t love sparkly desserts?

The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth. I make my own pistachio butter and use any kind of dark chocolate. You only need 5 ingredients for this decadent, chocolatey, healthy-ish dessert!

After I froze them for about an hour, the chocolate sets and snack time is ON!

P.S. notice the size of the pistachios below compared to the ones up top I used. Wow, right?! *Green Heart Emoji*

The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth. I make my own pistachio butter and use any kind of dark chocolate. You only need 5 ingredients for this decadent, chocolatey, healthy-ish dessert!

Just a little closer so you can appreciate that *sparkly* chocolate pistachio butter cup!

The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth. I make my own pistachio butter and use any kind of dark chocolate. You only need 5 ingredients for this decadent, chocolatey, healthy-ish dessert!

These chocolate pistachio butter cups are ridiculously simple to make. You just gotta buy some pistachios, and I bet you already have everything else. I know you have a secret chocolate stach like I do (shhhhh, don’t tell my kids…or my husband ;))

We’ve all eaten a lot of peanut butter cups. It’s time to give your taste buds a little switcheroo with these pistachio butter cups – I promise you will love them, and they are seriously the best chocolate pistachio combo you can try with a beautiful presentation!

The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth. I make my own pistachio butter and use any kind of dark chocolate. You only need 5 ingredients for this decadent, chocolatey, healthy-ish dessert!

I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups recipe. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.

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The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth. I make my own pistachio butter and use any kind of dark chocolate. You only need 5 ingredients for this decadent, chocolatey, healthy-ish dessert!
Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Chocolate Butter Cups, Pistachio Butter Cups
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 247 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shelled roasted pistachios
  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil or other neutral oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 cups 12 oz bittersweet chocolate bar
  • Sea salt for topping optional
Instructions
  1. Place pistachios in a food processor. Turn the food processor on and let it run on high for about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides with a spatula as necessary.
  2. Add the honey, grapeseed oil and honey, and process until the mixture is smooth again, about 2-3 more minutes.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate bar; stir until smooth.
  4. Fill a regular muffin tin with paper liners. Drop about 2 tablespoonfuls of the melted chocolate into the muffin cups. Drop 2-3 teaspoonfuls of the pistachio butter into the center of each cup; top with the remaining melted chocolate, about 2 teaspoons for each cup.
  5. Sprinkle each cup with a pinch of coarse sea salt.
  6. Freeze until set, about 1 hour and then enjoy!

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Recipe Notes
  • Adaptability: You can certainly use any other nut butter or make your own nut butters for this recipe: it works well with peanut butter (that’s a given haha), almond butter, pecan butter and cashew butter. I found it’s best to use roasted nuts though if you’re making your own nut butter, especially with cashews.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container for 5-6 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Tools: I use the Kitchen Aid food Processor to make this, but I would also recommend the Dash blenderVitamix or Ninja
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 270mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Reply
    Maya
    May 6, 2018 at 5:27 am

    This takes things to another level 😋😋 I can’t wait to try this and it looks like it’s simple enough for me to try :)))

  • Reply
    Melissa Griffiths
    April 28, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve never had pistachio butter before, but it’s gorgeous and I’m up for any nut-chocolate combo, so I think I’m going to have to try it! Yum!

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      April 28, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      Yes, you can’t go wrong with pistachios and chocolate! So good!

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