Nut Butters…We all know and love peanut butter, but there are a lot of other nuts out there that make delicious, creamy spreadable goodness. One of my favorite Instagram accounts, @dad_beets, is often posting pictures of his homemade nut butters. So, I thought I would try it! It’s EASY and rewarding!
And the big “kids” love it, too! Vince stole the jar and just started dipping graham crackers!
I had some almonds left from the big Costco bag that I bought for holiday baking, so I started with those. And there was some leftover milk chocolate (though you could use any kind, semi-sweet would probably be delicious, too). A little coconut to round out the flavors and I got started!
This can be served with fruit, graham crackers, pretzels; or stir it into a hot cereal in the morning, we love it in our oatmeal with bananas. Make a tray the next time the guys are watching sports or when you have a group of kids over.
Be sure to cover and refrigerate this, as it is an all natural butter with no preservatives.
Package the butter in a cute jar and give it to a busy mom for a healthy snack alternative for her kids. (And, yes, I believe that chocolate in this small quantity and mixed with a protein can qualify as sort of healthy…though I am no nutritionist, so you may not want to quote me on that!)