Look! Almond Joy Butter

Look! Almond Joy Butter

Megan Gordon
Feb 1, 2013

Chocolate, coconut and almond are three ingredients that were really, truly, meant to marry. The problem is that in store-bought candy bars you almost lose their distinct flavor profiles in a sea of processed sugars, fillers and fluff. Lucky for all of us, there's a solution: Almond Joy Butter.

If you've yet to make homemade nut butters, they're as easy as processing your favorite nuts in a food processor until creamy. Sometimes, depending on the type of nut, you need some added oil and a little salt or sugar can be nice. Maple syrup is my favorite addition, and a smoky gray sea salt is a treat.

So when Dana and John of Minimalist Baker said of their recipe for Almond Joy Butter that it takes "less than 30 minutes, 5 ingredients and one spoon (or spatula)," I was intrigued. And now, after trying it, I'm hooked.

How to use the nut butter? Perhaps most obviously, spread it on toast or english muffins for a decadent breakfast. Dip apples or fresh sliced fruit in the nut butter for an afternoon snack. Dollop a little inside of your morning smoothie, or swirl some into your favorite cookie, brownie or bar recipe. The options are endless, really. Dangerously so.

→ Get the Recipe: Almond Joy Butter from Minimalist Baker

Related: New and Nourishing Nut Butters

(Image: Minimalist Baker)

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