Chocolate Almond Butter

A chocolatey take on popular almond butter, homemade chocolate almond butter spread is easy to make and a great...
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Chocolate Almond Butter
Mary Loudermilk

Chocolate Almond Butter

A chocolatey take on popular almond butter, homemade chocolate almond butter spread is easy to make and a great alternative to chocolate hazelnut spread. Use this sweet nut butter on toast or use it as a filling for a chocolate pie. This recipe comes from Nut Butters by Mary Loudermilk.

4
Servings
534
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Reprinted with permission from Nut Butters @ 2015 by Mary Loudermilk, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photos by Mary Loudermilk 

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups almonds
  • 1/3 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ Teaspoon salt, plus additional for taste

Directions

Process the almonds in the food processor or until completely smooth, 10 to 15 minutes, scraping down the sides with a spatula as necessary.

Add the chocolate chips to the processor. The heat from the nuts and the motor will melt them perfectly.

Add the salt and process for another 2 minutes.

Add more salt as needed for taste.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
42g
47%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
63g
48%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
105mg
11%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
18mg
3%
Sodium, Na
230mg
15%
Water
6g
0%

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.