Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter

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Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter

I had big baking plans for last night, but with the temperature around 90 degrees, turning on the oven just seemed wrong.  A no-bake dessert probably would have been a good solution, but Matt has been asking me to make chocolate almond butter for a few weeks now.  It shouldn’t have taken so long to get to it because homemade nut butter is so easy to make, but I get lazy sometimes!

Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter

Not sure if I mentioned this on the blog, but we have a never-ending stock of Hershey’s Kisses in the apartment.  Dark chocolate kisses and milk chocolate kisses with almonds to be exact.  I use them every chance I get and probably will continue to do so until they are gone.

Hershey Kisses

By the way, do you know how good a 10-pound bag of Hershey Kisses smells?  I wish we had a hiding place for the chocolate because it is haunting my senses!

Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter

Anyway, I put a handful of Kisses to good use in this Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter.  It worked out well because the nut butter is creamy and chocolaty, but not overly sweet. I love using it on sliced banana, over ice cream or even by the spoonful.  Now that I think about it, Matt better act fast or I may eat the jar before he gets a chance!

Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter

To make the nut butter, grind almonds in food processor until creamy, stopping to scrape the sides every minute or so

almonds 1 almonds 2

Once creamy and wet, add vanilla and melted chocolate

melted chocolateadd chocolate and vanilla

Blend until completely combined

done

Store in an old nut butter jar or tupperwear

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Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter

Yield: Makes ~1 cup or 16 tablespoons of almond butter

Ingredients

  • 2 cups salted roasted almonds
  • 12 dark chocolate Hershey Kisses, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. Grind almonds in food processor until creamy, stopping to scrape the sides every minute or so
  2. Once creamy and wet, add vanilla and melted chocolate
  3. Blend until completely combined
  4. Store in a jar or tupperware at room temperature for up to a month

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Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter

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37 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter”

  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic) June 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Back of the linen closet=chocolate hiding spot.

    • KeepItSweet June 2, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

      If we had a linen closet I’d do it- wonder if I have room in my coat closet:-) P.S. I put all my other chocolate in the wine fridge!

  2. Maris (In Good Taste) June 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    I feel like making this right now!

  3. La Phemme Phoodie June 2, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Oh my. If I had an endless supply of Hershey Kisses I would be in serious trouble. I love the idea of chocolate kissed almond butter especially if it means I get to stock up on Hershey Kisses!

  4. Erin June 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    I love homemade nut butters, especially ones that sounds as good as this!

  5. DessertForTwo June 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    I need to make my own almond butter instead of spending $8/jar on it. Thanks for this!

    • KeepItSweet June 2, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

      It is SO easy, you definitely need to try it!

  6. aarthi June 3, 2011 at 2:07 am #

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  7. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots June 3, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    Yummy!!! And that is a crazy amount of hershey’s kisses! I love it! We have a stock pile of the dark chocolate ones in our candy jar. :-D Mmmm!

  8. brandi June 3, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    great, great idea!! yum :)

  9. Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy June 3, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Wow that looks amazing.
    I actually live near Hershey and drive through it, and the entire town literally smells like that. It’s magic, I tell you.

  10. marla June 3, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    I love almond butter – especially with all that chocolate :)

  11. Lauren from Lauren's Latest June 3, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    I could eat that by the spoonful! Yum.

  12. Jessica June 3, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    I’d melt those kisses and dip all the yummy summer fruits in them!

    • KeepItSweet June 3, 2011 at 11:14 am #

      Oh yum, good idea!

  13. valerie June 3, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    I truly believe if I made this….I would slather it on EVERYTHING! YUM

  14. Becca June 3, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    I have been dying to buy a food processor to make my own nut butters… but have sworn off pruchasing anything else until I move so it shall wait!

    • KeepItSweet June 3, 2011 at 11:14 am #

      I know that feeling! I highly recommend a little one- it gets the job done, doesn’t take up much space and is much less expensive!

  15. Florida Foodie June 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    This also goes great with waffles and pancakes, etc. It sounds delicious!

  16. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite June 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to try this for some time…I can’t wait to finally get to it! Have a great weekend friend!

  17. Chrissy June 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    ummm… I want to eat that whole jar. And lick the food processor (blade removed, though, of course). Thanks for sharing!

    • KeepItSweet June 5, 2011 at 10:05 am #

      Um, I may or may not do that;-)

  18. Crepes of Wrath June 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    This sounds so good! I’d love some for my oatmeal in the mornings!

  19. Joanne June 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    I bought a TON of different flavored hershey’s kisses during Christmas. And then had to throw most of them out because I couldnt’ stop eating them. True story. It was tragic.

    I love this almond butter! Can’t believe I haven’t made my own yet!

    • KeepItSweet June 5, 2011 at 10:06 am #

      That I can totally related to!

      You need to try it, it is TOO easy!

  20. Jennifurla June 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    delish

  21. Carolyn June 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Love the new look…and the yummy almond butter!

    • KeepItSweet June 5, 2011 at 10:06 am #

      Thanks, Carolyn!

  22. Shirley June 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    Yum! I’ve never thought of adding chocolate to nut butter before. The idea can be dangerous for me.

  23. Veronica June 4, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    I set out to make a chocolate almond butter a month ago…but once I tasted the deliciousness of homemade almond butter, it was gone before I had a chance to add chocolate. Must try again, b/c I bet it’s even better with the chocolate!

  24. Foodness Gracious June 4, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    Looks very tempting and so hard not to just keep dipping into the jar..
    Thanks for sharing and now subscribed..

    • KeepItSweet June 5, 2011 at 10:08 am #

      Welcome:-)

  25. Baking Serendipity June 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    A-mazing! I love almond butter, but the addition of chocolate (especially dark!) takes this one to a whole new level. Definitely a must try. I’m still searching for a “safe” chocolate hiding place. It always seems to disappear in my house regardless of where I store it!

  26. Roxana GreenGirl June 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    I love nut butters and your chocolate-y one sounds addictive. Thanks for sharing Lauren

    happy weekend :)

  27. Kate June 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    If I were you, those Kisses would’ve been gone by now. Where did they all come from? Lucky lady! Haha, this almond butter looks amazing. Maybe a good way to break in our food processor!

  28. Heidi @ Food Doodles June 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Yummy, that sounds awesome. I’ve never tried chocolate almond butter but I bet it’s amazing :D I have no idea what I would do with all those Hershey’s kisses. Maybe make those cookies that have a Hershey’s kiss on top of each? I’m not exactly sure which kind of cookie they are…

  29. Italia December 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Love it – All I needed were the chocolates anyway!!