baking · chocolate · Goodies · peanut butter · vegan · vegetarian

Devilish Chocolate Dream Almond Butter!

Hey My Chocolate Dream Swirls!

Thanks for all of your comments on my last postYou guys are truly the butterflies in my life — thank you for always being there for me!

You probably know of my love of peanut butter.

I simply can NOT go a morning without it on top of my oats.

But, now, I think I can.

Because NOW, I can’t go a morning without THIS on my oatmeal!

When I pass the fridge, it calls to me.

chocolate almond butter. chocolate almond butter. chocolate almond butter.

All I can think about is this chocolatey amazingness.

chocolate almond butter. chocolate almond butter.

Lay almonds on a dry cookie sheet and toast in the oven at 400 degrees F (or about 204 degrees C) for 7-8 minutes, or until fragrant.

Add almonds to a blender/food processor. I find the nuts work better when allowed to cool before adding to the blender.

Blend the almonds until they are finely ground.

Melt your chocolate. I placed mine in a microwave-safe bowl and heated it up for about 35-40 seconds, stirring halfway. You don’t want to burn the chocolate — that just makes the chocolate grainy and not yummy.

Just heat it enough that it is pourable. The blender will take care of the rest.

Add the chocolate, oil, salt, vanilla, and stevia.

Process on medium high.

You may need to scrape the sides to keep it going.

Process until smooth and creamy.

This may require some patience; if you just can’t wait, you’ll still enjoy a somewhat grainier nut butter.

It took me a total of about 4-5 minutes — but it really depends on the power of your blender/food processor. Drizzle in a little more oil if needed.

Store in a clean container or jar in the fridge for about 2 weeks (though, it NEVER lasts that long for me – it’s more of a couple days. It is just SO GOOD! :D).

Oh my gosh.

I am in love. This is absolutely FANTASTIC!

I just can’t get enough of it!

Chocolate Almond Butter ON A SPOON!!!!

Devilish Chocolate Dream Almond Butter

  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1 oz chocolate, melted (see note below for what I used/substitutions)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp liquid stevia (see below for details and substitutions), to taste

Directions

Lay almonds on a dry cookie sheet and toast in the oven at 400 degrees F (or about 204 degrees C) for 7-8 minutes, or until flagrant. Add almonds to a blender/food processor. I find the nuts work better when allowed to cool before adding to the blender.

Melt your chocolate. I placed mine in a microwave-safe bowl and heated it up for about 35-40 seconds, stirring halfway. You don’t want to burn the chocolate — that just makes the chocolate grainy and not yummy. Just heat it enough that it is pourable. The blender will take care of the rest.

Add the chocolate, oil, salt, vanilla, and stevia. Process on medium high until smooth and creamy. You may need to scrape the sides to keep it going.This may require some patience; if you just can’t wait, you’ll still enjoy a somewhat grainier nut butter. It took me a total of about 4-5 minutes — but it really depends on the power of your blender/food processor. Drizzle in a little more oil if needed.

Store in a clean container or jar in the fridge for about 2 weeks (though, it NEVER lasts that long for me – it’s more of a couple days. It is just SO GOOD! :D).

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I used 1 oz of Bakers Chocolate, but you can also use dark, semi-sweet, bitter-sweet, milk chocolate, carob, etc! (And make sure to use a soy-free chocolate for true soy-free.) If you don’t have any chocolate (if that unfortunately be the case ;)), you can also use 3 tbsp of cocoa powder and 1 tbsp of oil in its place. You can even use carob powder, which gives it a sweet deliciousness. 😀 I like using the stevia in this, but you can also use agave, honey, maple syrup — whatever’s in your pantry. Just drizzle in until it reaches the sweetness you like.

Chocolate Almond Butter. Chocolate Almond Butter. Chocolate Almond Butter.

This has made my life complete.

Do you like Chocolate? Chocolate is the BEST! Especially as nut butter.

Have you ever made homemade nut butter? I used to only buy it, but now — making it tastes so much better!

Has your life really changed since the start of school? as a mother with her kids off to school? as a student going to school yourself?  My life has been SO busy now!!! I barely have any time anymore. Physics, CLEP, seminary, AP Literature — aka, reading an INSANE number of chapters a week of Great Expectations, babysitting, life, ETC! But it has been fun all of the way.

xoxox

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59 thoughts on “Devilish Chocolate Dream Almond Butter!

    1. Hey Katherine! I have a BlendTec. I don’t know how I would survive without it. 🙂 I would definitely recommend it to anyone if you can afford it. Here’s a link to their website. I’ve also seen them on Amazon. Amazon always has some good deals on them.

  1. Mmmhhh, this looks divine. Or devilish, whatever 🙂
    Chocolate + nuts is the best combo ever!
    Making my own nut butter is tastier, cheaper and it´s quite a fun.
    I love Great Expectations, hope you like it 🙂

  2. Holy yum! I honestly am speechless, this sounds incredible! 🙂 My life has gotten oober busy too, since I’m back at college, my eyes are about to fall out from all of the studying haha I miss summer already!

  3. Ummm….yum 😀 I neeeeeed to make this weekend. Homework, what homework? I’m spending my weekend in the kitchen! Ha, I wish but sadly, I really should do my homework. At least it is the weekend!

  4. Oh my!! I have yet to make my own nut butter! But I really must just do it because I love nut butter. I have a Vitamix so I’m hoping that it will work the same as a Blendtec?!
    I feel the same about time… it’s just non-stop around here!! But I’d rather be busy than bored =)

  5. “Do you like chocolate?”… Thats not really a question, is it ? 😛 I LOVE chocolate!! I never get tired of it, and I think it is the one food I would live on forever 🙂
    This looks amazing Kathleen! You are the home-made-nutbutter-queen 😉
    Happy weekend 🙂

  6. Oh Kat, I’m SO so VERY sorry you have to read Great Expectations! I gave up and Sparknoted the last 10 chapters, that is the only book I’ve ever cheated on!
    The almond butter looks amazing!

  7. Great Expectations is REALLLLY so long! Haha, my class dreaded that book Sophomore year. But thats besides the point, because you have this amazing almond butter to get you through the book 😀

  8. Mmmm I love chocolate almond butter!! Especially on a banana. I can relate to life getting a little crazy – with the start of school, cross country, and all kinds of other commitments, I can’t find much time to blog and bake which makes me kind of sad!

  9. I adore homemade nut butters! I don’t buy them anymore! It’s just too easy to make them at home!

    I also adore chocolate. That I DO buy…Very frequently 😉 70% dark Lindt is my favourite to add to baking.

    I remember the craziness that was school. I have very fond memories of that!

  10. You have physics this semester! I’m so jealous!! I don’t have any science classes this semester, and it’s truly awful! Thankfully I’m making up for it next semester with AP chemistry and AP physics 🙂

    Chocolate is like the BEST substance ever!! And wow, you made great use of it in your incredible looking nut butter! I made your vanilla spice almond butter the other day, and wow-o-wow is it incredible!!! You’re such an amazing chef, Kathleen! 😀

    ❤ ❤

    1. Awe, you are so amazing Alex! That just made my day. 🙂 Ooohhh, that Vanilla Spice Almond Buttah is my other favorite — homemade nut buttah is just so good! I didn’t have any almonds left after my Chocolate Almond Buttah (haha, yes, I made a lot :D), but when I asked my mom, she told me there were some more in the cupboards above the microwave (usually it’s in the pantry). I know what will happen to those now!

  11. Can I come over? ‘Cause I want some of this… seriously. I do. Or maybe you can mail it? Hmm… I’m not sure how this would travel, but my gracious it looks amazing. You are completely brilliant. And I love that you used stevia too! 🙂

  12. This almond butter looks amazing! So creamy!
    To answer your question, YES! My schedule is totally different now that school has started. Now I can’t chill with friends, bake, or blog whenever I want and I have to wake up 2 hours earlier than usual. Hmph.
    This almond butter would definitely make the craziness more bearable though. 😛

  13. Oh this looks just amaaazing. I could imagine that not only is it awesome on oats, but probably waffles, pancakes, STRAIGHT INTO MY MOUTH WITH A SPOON! Haha, sorry I got overexcited there.

          1. It really depends on where you live/buy it from. They are on the more expensive side (like about $400-600), but they are the one I would suggest. I’ve found that Amazon has the best price for them. Here’s a link. The one I have is the first one on that list. Let me tell you — you will never have to buy another blender again! 🙂

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