Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Homemade Chocolate Almond Butter

This weekend I did a mini project (yep feeling crafty & productive).  I had been thinking about making homemade Nutella but since almonds were easier to get and cheaper I went with them.  I had seen recipes online that just directed to use a food processor on the nuts until a liquid.  And so I did!  This is an easy vegetarian & vegan little snack.  I added a little salt and melted milk chocolate for extra goodness. 


firstly chunk style
then it got finer after a minute. 
now I'm wondering how almond flour is made... hmmm.
then more pasty/crumbly after about 6 minutes

then more smooth & cohesive after about 10 minutes

It's finally liquid after 15 minutes.  add the melted chocolate for goodness!
Note: I had to stop for awhile since the food processor overheated after about 12 minutes.  So much so that the machine turned itself off!  Yikes!  I let it cool down for a while so I didn't blow anything up.  (explains the change of lighting in photos)  Safety first - also expensive new wedding gifts first over safety.

Mix all the almond liquid & chocolate together and store in a seal able container.  I used about 1/2 teaspoon of salt also.  You can add as much chocolate as you want to make this your own.  You could add other ingredients - honey, flax seeds, other nuts & more!  Use it on warm toast. 

11 comments :

  1. this sounds delicious! i will definitely add to my to-make list, haha
    <3niree

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  2. Yum!! I prefer hazelnuts, but it's true that they're a lot more expensive. And I've also wondered how they make almond flour... maybe they extract the oil?

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  3. Oh yum! I love Nutella and this looks super simple. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Mandy @ This Girl's Life

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  4. My cuisinart food processor works pretty well, but I did overwhelm and eventually break a mini-chopper I was given as a gift. I guess I just need powerful kitchen tools for my usage!
    Glad yours recovered, I'd be a lost soul without my processor hehe!
    Meri

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  5. I like your background on your blog; very pretty... That does sound super yummy. Might try this out ;)

    http://ladyonaroof.blogspot.com/

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  6. I just saved this post in my to make folder. I like the idea of using almonds, they are my favorite (except walnuts but that's pretty gross)

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  7. Mmm! That looks yummy. I didn't realize how easy it is... I may need to give this a try.

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  8. Yum! I am going to try this. So easy and such a better alternative than processed butters.

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  9. Oh my goodness...this looks heavenly...

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  10. I am curious how much almonds and chocolate did you use? This sounds delicious, can't wait to try it?

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  11. @Jennifer: I think we used about 1/3 cup of melted milk chocolate. Maybe a little more or less. Good luck!

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