Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Salted Chocolate Almond Butter

"I received free samples of Blue Diamond Almonds mentioned in this post. All opinions are my own. "

     One of my favorite treats, chocolate covered almonds, takes on a whole new form in my Salted Chocolate Almond Butter.  Spreadable chocolate? Yes please! I was looking for an alternative to Nutella, as I am not a huge fan of hazelnuts or all the added sugar. I started with my simple almond butter recipe and added the cocoa powder and some dates for natural sweetness. If you don't have dates, honey would work just as well.  

    I thought the spread would go great with crackers like Blue Diamonds Almond Nut thins as a perfect afternoon snack. And was I right! The crunch and saltiness from the crackers paired perfectly with the sweet nutty flavor of the chocolate almond spread. Even better, this snack is gluten free.

Salted Chocolate Almond Butter

  • 1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 date (or 1 tablespoon honey)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 
  • Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins
1. Add almonds to food processor. Process about 5 minutes until smooth, scraping down sides with spatula every minute.
2. Add in cocoa powder, date, coconut oil and blend for another 1-2 minutes until evenly combined.
3. Mix in salt.
4. Serve with Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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