Oh my, you are in for a treat...
I mean, everyone loves peanut butter, right? Well, imagine the best peanut butter you've ever tasted then add some chocolate and a caffeine-kick and you're half way towards imagining how awesome this mocha almond butter is.
It transforms an english muffin, perks up boring old toast and even gives your cookies a kick and I'm going to tell you how to make your very own jar of this speckled nectar!
Not only can you use it just like peanut butter, you can also dress it up in a pretty jar and label and give it away as a present (If you can bare to part with it, that is!) I sent a jar to my Foodie Pen Pal last month and he referred to it as "that totally fantastic awesome scrumptious mocha almond butter. I used a little on some toasted home made brioche with a touch of coffee cream as a dessert. Heaven." That reminds me, I must try it on brioche...
So, enough bigging myself (and my nuts) up, time for the recipe.
RECIPE: Mocha Almond Butter
2cups whole almonds
2tbsp honey (or maple syrup, if you prefer or you are vegan!)
2tbsp ground coffee (the real stuff, not instant!)
1tsp vanilla extract
1tbsp cocoa powder
P.S. I know it seems like I have a bit of a 'thing' for almonds so far, but that's just a coincidence. I promise the next post will not have an almond in sight!
Check out my board on Pinterest for more great Butters, Spreads and Dips...