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Homemade Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps

Skip the store-bought gifts for something a little more personal, and – edible! Homemade dark chocolate almond butter is an easy, crowd-pleasing spread that’s healthy, a little sweet, and SO delicious!

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. roasted, unsalted almonds
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Jars for gifting
  • Gift tags
  • Ribbon
Directions:
  1. Add roasted almonds to the bottom of a food processor. Turn on and let the machine process the almonds. The mixture will first turn crumbly after about 3 minutes. Once this happens, stop and scrape down the sides with a spatula. Turn the mixer back on, and let it process until the mixture is completely pureed with a loose consistency, another 5-6 minutes.
  2. While the almonds blend, add chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 15-minute increments, stirring in between each until chocolate is completely melted (you should only need to do 2-3 intervals). Let chocolate cool slightly.
  3. Once the almonds have blended, scrape the sides down with a spatula and add in chocolate and vanilla extract. Pulse until blended. Add pinch of salt. Pulse until blended.
  4. Transfer to jars, seal, and tie with a ribbon.

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