Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter

Um yeah. I had a craving. Actually, it kind of sprang itself upon me as I dipped a piece of my Lindt 90% Dark Cocoa square into a jar of Trader Joe’s Almond butter. This is something I must recreate.

As I stumbled through the aisles at our local Fleet Farm Store (if you don’t have a Fleet Farm near you, it’s kind of like a Target for farmers, minus the refrigerated section, and lots more Home Depot like equipment), I found these packages of already ground nuts.

Fleet Farm Ground Almonds

Fleet Farm Ground Almonds

What a find! They also have ground walnuts and ground pecans. This put me into a mini frenzy, and I thought to myself my Vitamix will LOVE me because I’ll be giving it less work to do! Now, of course, you can grind your own almonds for this recipe if you choose. Here is a great reference for almond measurements.

Back at home, I searched the internet for a basic chocolate almond butter, and I found a few. But I ended up taking matters into my own hands and coming up with my own recipe with what I had around the kitchen. This turned out so amazingly delightful, I felt I had to share the love. This way, you benefit, and I benefit by having a place to store my recipe online without having to write it down. (<– So primitive!)

So without further ado, here is my recipe for Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter

  • 1 1/4 cup of ground almonds (if you don’t have almonds already ground like I do, remember that 1 cup almonds translates to about 1 1/4 cups ground almonds).
  • 2 Tbls. of Unsweeted Cocoa Powder
  • About 1-2 tbls. dark sesame oil
  • 3 Tbls. Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbls. melted coconut butter

Using a Vitamix or food processor, grind your almonds, if necessary.

Mix ground almonds and cocoa together until it is well mixed.

Add the sugar and vanilla extract and pulse for 30 seconds or so.

Add the melted coconut butter. Pulse again for 30 seconds or so.

While the blender is running on low, drizzle in the sesame oil until the consistency begins to loosen a little. You can control the consistency here. If it starts to get too loose, add more ground almonds. You want it to resemble almond butter.

This will make about a cup of  Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter. Serve it with bananas, apples, on a paleo wrap, or where ever your heart desires. Store it in a glass container and eat whenever necessary…like immediately.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter

If you have tried and enjoyed this recipe, please let me know!

3 Responses to Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter

  1. Oh my. That looks amazing. Where do you find coconut sugar?

  2. Amanda says:

    Looks delicious!

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