Chocolate Cherry Almond Butter.
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.
- 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.