This Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is so good, you will want to eat it by the spoonful! It is dessert in a jar!
One of the best things that I have ever made
This Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is literally one of the best things that I have ever made. I could eat this by the spoonful at every meal it is so good!
If you check out my home page, you’ll see that usually my favorite recipes are inspired by other countries cuisines. The majority of the time they are also sweet and spicy. Not this time.This Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is so good, you will want to eat it by the spoonful! Click To Tweet
If I were stranded on an deserted island
I have said before that if I was stranded on a deserted island, and could only bring one food, it would be my Thai Pizza. I could practically drink the sauce, it is so good. It has my favorite flavor combination: sweet and spicy.
Having said that, I may have to change my mind. This Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is giving that peanut sauce some stiff competition. They are both sweet, but this has chocolate.
If you’re stranded on an island, don’t you think chocolate would make everything better?
All because of laziness
I created this yummy treat out of laziness and necessity. (That’s an ongoing theme around here.)
There are many times when I don’t feel like going to the grocery store. It’s mainly because I get really involved in what I am doing, and don’t want to stop. I am talking about you blog!
I can get sucked in for hours. There is always something to tweak, or a new post to write up. I am constantly learning new things, and consequently, have to change something. I have learned more in my time of blogging than any other endeavor that I have taken on. And, it is all self-taught, which can be painful at times.
So for those times that I don’t feel like venturing out into the world to buy groceries, I figure I am creative enough to look into my pantry and come up with something. My not wanting to stop working has become a blessing many times.
Here are a few other great recipes that came from pantry ingredients:
It started with a jar of almonds
My inspiration for this recipe came when I ran out of both almond butter and peanut butter. I had a huge jar of raw almonds in my pantry, which I was going to make into several different flavors of almond butter, and post them all in one post.
But my huge jar of almonds wasn’t as big as my ambition. So, I decided on Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter, since I knew that flavor would probably be my favorite anyway.
This was originally intended for my morning smoothie, but after having one bite, I knew this was too good for that. My smoothies would just have to suffer without the nut butter.
If you love chocolate and coconut, this is the spread for you. I personally wouldn’t even bother with toast or crackers. Just grab a spoon and dive in!
Although now that I think of it, some graham crackers would probably be pretty good with this…
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Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter
Makes 1 cup
- 2 cups almonds, raw or roasted (or 1 cup almond butter)
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Mix almonds in a food processor, stopping every so often to scrape down the sides. Mix for 20-25 minutes until you get a creamy consistency.
- Mix in cacao powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt. (If using a salted almond butter, do not add salt.)