Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Once upon a time, on a cold dark winter night, I was living in a tiny condo in downtown Toronto. The condo was a furnished short-term rental, and the kitchen was bare-bones - not a pan, whisk, or mixing bowl to be seen. It was about this time of the year, and I wanted to make a festive treat to enjoy with my sweetheart. Something easy. Something beautiful. Something familiar, but different...

I perused some of my favourite food blogs, and was inspired by this stellar recipe for peanut butter cups. I imagined a variation with 2 of my favorite things: super-fine dark chocolate and smooth almond butter. Add a sprinkle of sea salt and whoa ~

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

I've been hanging on to this lovely recipe for over a year now, and finally have a drop of time to share it. ¬°Feliz Navidad mis amigos!

Chocolate + Salt

Fine milk chocolate + sea salt? Awesome. I'm not even a milk chocolate fan, but this was great. Similar to salted caramel...

(Tosh visiting from Berlin brought us all exotic chocolate bars: sweeet! danke :-)

...and this recipe for caramel-dark chocolate truffles with fleur de sel looks awesome!