Have you tried Justin’s chocolate almond butter? Don’t because you might never want to eat anything else. It’s really terrific. I just love the combination of chocolate and almonds; I figured this could only be made better with mint, and I think I was right.
This is another super easy do-it-yourself gift for foodies(vegan and gluten-free!) or a treat for yourself. I can’t believe how good this is in the morning in a bowl of oatmeal. I used Trader Joe’s creamy unsalted almond butter to get things going a little quicker, but you can also make it from raw or roasted almonds for a fully homemade treat.
Mint Chocolate Almond Butter
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Ingredients(Makes about 16oz):
- 12oz(3 cups) almonds OR 12oz(1 1/2 cups) natural almond butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Put the almonds into a food processor and blend until smooth and runny. If you’re starting with almond butter, skip this step and just scrape the almond butter into the food processor.
- Add in the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and mint extract and blend until completely emulsified.
- Scrape the almond butter into a seal-tight jar. Store at room temperature for up to a month.
If you want to eat this off of a spoon, I wouldn’t judge; there’s been plenty of that this week.