This recipe is so quick, easy and simple, you are going to be mad that you didn't think of it earlier. The fist time I tried to make my own anything, I tried to make peanutbutter (for obvious reasons) but I didnt add any oil, or salt, or sugar, and it came out all chunky and not looking like peanutbutter, so when I decided to try this almond butter recipe, I was nervous that the same thing would happen and that all the promises that I made to my daughter about this being amazing woul dhave been a huge lie. Fortunatly everything came out great, except that she has a sweet tooth and this was not sweet enough for her (she was expecting nutella), so I will share this super simple recipe with you now:
2 cups raw almonds
1/3 cup dark chocolate
1/3 cup coconut flakes**
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 jar plastic or glass (to jar in the end)
**If you are not a fan of coconut, the flakes are optional, but with my duaghters sweet tooth, and my love of coconut, we decided to use it.
First thing, before you start anything, make sure you have a blender or food processor. Food processors will work best in this situation, but there are some blenders that will stand up to the butter making process.
Next take your 2 cups of dry almonds and put them into a large mixing bowl. Personally I like to used the sliced almonds becuase it means some of the work is already done,so my food processor does not have to work as hard, and they soften up quicker. You can use regular almonds as well though.
Then add water until the almonds are covered. At this stage is when I like to add a little bit of vanilla if you have any on hand, and let this sit for at least 24 hours. You want to soften the almonds.
When the 24 hours are up, drain your almonds, and put them in the food processor, along with all of your other ingredients
and blend until smooth.
Trasfer your mixture into any jar (plastic or glass). This is fine kept out at room tempurature, in fact I keep mine out to keep it soft. (coconut oil becomes solid 76 degrees, so I keep it above that.)