Nut Cups

Nut cups are like mini pecan pies, but much easier and travel like a cookie. Substitute butter for the coconut oil if desired. Any variety of nut can be used in place of the pecans.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup coconut oil

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine flour, 3/4 cup coconut oil, and cream cheese together in a bowl; form into 36 balls. Press each ball into the cup of a miniature muffin tin, creating small crusts.

  3. Melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add pecans, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract; stir until filling is evenly combined. Fill each crust 3/4-full with filling.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until filling puffs up, about 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
26g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 98mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.