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

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
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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