Homemade Chocolate Almond Butter is a fool proof way to make a healthy breakfast or snack the whole family will enjoy without breaking the bank. Just five ingredients and simple to make!
I have a little thing with nut butters. They taste amazing on practically everything from crackers to pretzels to bread and more. And I don’t know what it is about that nut butter and chocolate combo, but oh my heavens. So good. When I found myself with a bag of almonds leftover from our Friend-mas celebration, I knew I had to finally try my hand at making my very own almond butter. Then my friend, Mary, published a recipe for homemade chocolate syrup and I figured if I’m going to make almond butter, why not make Chocolate Almond Butter?
It was a perfectly awesome idea and now I can’t stop eating the stuff! I like my almond butter a little chunky, which is surprising since I prefer creamy peanut butter, because it’s perfect for slathering on a thick slice of homemade bread. If you like yours a little creamier, just process it for longer, no biggie.
A couple things you’ll need when it comes to making your own nut butter are patience and a great food processor. You really want to avoid a blender with this one because it won’t be as powerful as a food processor which will overheat your nut butter and then it won’t keep as long. I hear good things about the Vitamix, but play it safe and use a food processor. Patience is key because it takes a while if you want a real creamy nut butter. It’s not going to come together in just five minutes.
Prepare to do a lot of watching and scraping down of sides while you wait for all those delicious almonds to release enough oils to spin themselves into creamy, nut buttery goodness. Then you can dig in with a cracker, or a slice of bread, or a spoon. If you’re a really good friend, you can pour this into a mason jar and gift it to a friend. You’ll be making friends all over the place!
- 2½ cups almonds
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- 2 Tbs honey
- ¼ cup chocolate syrup (I used this homemade version)
- Add almonds, salt, and olive oil into a food processor and process until mixture resembles course meal.
- Add in honey and chocolate syrup and process until it reaches your desired level of creaminess.
- Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
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