Mini Chocolate Sunflower Butter Cups (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: November 13th, 2018 | Read time: 1 minute

Peanut allergies seem to be more and more common nowadays. If you’re affected, you know that you don’t even have to eat peanuts to suffer a reaction – your allergies can be triggered by just being in the same room as those tiny legumes. Your kid’s school might even be a peanut-free zone due to the dangers. But fear not candy-lovers, there is an easy and just as delicious alternative to your favorite chocolate- and nut-butter indulgence! These homemade sunflower butter cups have all the great taste of your favorite childhood candy without any of the allergy risks.

Homemade Sunflower Butter Cups | Vitacost Blog

3/4 cup cacao butter
4 Tbsp. cacao powder
1/2 cup Organic Gemini TigerNut Flour (or Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour
1 Tbsp. Milkadamia Macadamia Milk
3 Tbsp. maple syrup
13 tsp. Sunbutter Sunflower Butter
13 mini baking cups


  1. In sauce pan, melt cacao butter. Stir in cacao powder, flour, milk and maple syrup.
  2. Spoon a teaspoon of mixture into baking cup, filling 1/3 of the way. Freeze for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove cups from freezer and add a teaspoon of sunflower butter to each.
  4. Top the cups with 1-1/2 teaspoons of chocolate, filling them to the top.
  5. Freeze for 15 minutes.