I have never been able to get into almond butter.
The reason? It just isn’t sweet enough for me.
And I don’t want to hear any of that mumbo jumbo about how if I really savor the taste, I can find it’s natural sweetness.
Because that is what everyone tells me about vegetables, and that is a blatant lie.
The only way I will ever find vegetables to be sweet, is if I douse them in chocolate fudge sauce.
And I’m sure if I mixed some almond butter with a big glug of chocolate fudge, I would love it, too.
However, I really enjoy almonds, so I wanted to take a jab at trying my own.
I already knew that I don’t particularly enjoy plain almond butter, so I needed to spice it up.
I added a bit of cocoa powder, and a handful of dried cherries from Frog Hollow Farm, which are deliciously fabulous.
Initially, I thought I would need to add some sweetness, such as maple syrup, but the dried cherries did the job.
Chocolate Cherry Almond Butter
1 cup almonds
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup dried cherries
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
pinch of sea salt
Add almonds to food processor and blend until smooth. Add in the rest of ingredients, streaming in canola oil, and pulsing to combine. Blend until smooth.
I love making my own nutbutter’s at home.
I usually have most ingredients on hand, and it only takes a few minutes.
It is also more economic, and that leaves me more money to buy shoes.
I would starve for a few months for a pair of Christian Louboutin’s.