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Chocolate Almond Butter

It’s happened again.  Almond butter.  Funny that I’m posting it now since I just finished the jar earlier this evening.

In case you missed it the first time around, here’s the recipe for classic almond butter.

Take that, which is already freakin’ delicious on its own, and add some melted chocolate.

Oh my gosh.  I can’t handle it.

Chocolate Almond Butter

  • 2 C almonds
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/3 C chocolate chips

Just like in the recipe for the classic version, roast the almonds for a few minutes on an ungreased baking sheet until they smell yummy and look a little golden.

Toss ‘em in a food processor with the salt and process until buttery.

It’s not quite that easy–you’ll have to scrape down the sides and the bottom a few times.

Don’t let the flour-like consistency at first fool you–it’ll happen.  It’ll take about ten minutes…and it’s worth every second.

Once you get close to a nut butter consistency, melt the chocolate (I used the microwave), and mix it in.

Process for another minute or two (scraping the sides again to get it all mixed), until you reach perfection.

Let me tell you right now, this is a problem.

Almond butter is already so delicious.  Add chocolate and I might not be able to turn back to peanut butter ever again.

We had this on waffles with some of my besties on Saturday, and it was amazing.

Almond butter + chocolate + waffles + friends = perfect weekend morning.

Speaking of lovely weekends, we also went bowling with some friends.  Here’s a picture of the men (before Freddy tore up his meniscus doing an overly enthusiastic victory dance):

We also did lots of snuggling with the cat in the sunshine:

Can you tell I kind of miss the weekend?

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  1. debbie

    Hi Lauren I just want to say how much I love your site and how u bring the fun back into cooking!!! your are so sweet. Gods blessings to u and your own have a great day!

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      my favorite compliment ever :) right back atcha :)

  2. Jenny @ BAKE

    I have never considered making my own nut butters before! Do you think you could do the same with hazelnuts? I really like your blog, it’s a brilliant mix of cooking and personailty

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      I think it would be fine…should work with any nuts!

  3. Carolyn

    Hello! This looks great! Do you place the container in the refrigerator?

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      I didn’t, but we ate it within a few days. In the fridge it will get harder and difficult to spread…I think that it’s up to you but if you are concerned, then refrigerate

  4. Shauna

    Hi Lauren!
    I just made the chocolate almond butter. Do I have to refrigerate it? I used sea salt and dark chocolate chips – came out amazing! I think I have to hide it from myself…
    Thank you,
    Shauna

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      So good, right? I wish I could get better at hiding it from myself :) nut butter can go rancid but it usually takes a while (a few weeks-ish) and you’ll be able to tell (by the smell) if it does. If you’d rather be safe than sorry refrigerate it but it will be much less spreadable :)

  5. Hannah

    The nut butter looks fabulous – and I love the idea of dark chocolate. I may have to add a food processor to my birthday list :) I’m also very impressed by the colors in your photo – Henry’s eyes almost match the pillow. Cool. I’m looking for a good seafood recipe – got any ideas?

  6. Heidi from BundlesOfHugs

    Oh boy, this looks dangerous! I must make this now.. .ughh I’m afraid I’ll eat the entire jar in a sitting though.

  7. Dimitri

    What a great recipe! I tried making some cashew butter last week and loved it. Now I think I’ll give your almond and chocolate butter a go. It looks perfect for good bread or thick toast! :)

  8. Tricia

    First off, I love your blog. (Like everyone else. :) ) I made this yummy chocolate almond butter last night, and had it in a “green monster” this morning! The perfect substitute for your “Peanut butter green monster” recipe. My almonds were pretty dry, so I had to add oil. I added coconut oil, and it is just fantastic.
    My hubby had it on his toast for breakfast, and told me I am going to have to start making us more bread, because it will disappear much faster with this around. :)

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      i think a peanut butter green monster might be exactly what I need…right now!

  9. AAnna

    I just made this in my blender! I always get so scared that my blender is going to explode or something bc it always seems like it’s going to die whenever I make nut butters :( Maybe I should get a cheap food processor jic..:P
    but anyways! this is yummy! I plan on putting this in my oatmeal, banana sandwiches, apples, bananas…ahh i love food! thank you! :))
    (I tried to use carob chips to make it vegan, but they don’t exactly melt…or mb it’s just me and my fail cooking skills :()
    Thank you for the recipe!! :D

  10. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Just stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest. This almond butter caught my eye! It’s a must make. I love homemade almond butter. :)

  11. Monique

    I want to make your chocolate almond butter. Do I wait for the almonds to cool before putting them in the food processor? thank you

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      you don’t have to let them cool all the way, but I usually wait just a few minutes so I can handle them safely.

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