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!
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.
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!
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!
To make the nut butter, grind almonds in food processor until creamy, stopping to scrape the sides every minute or so
Once creamy and wet, add vanilla and melted chocolate
Blend until completely combined
Store in an old nut butter jar or tupperwear
Dark Chocolate Kissed Almond Butter
Yield: Makes ~1 cup or 16 tablespoons of almond butter
- 2 cups salted roasted almonds
- 12 dark chocolate Hershey Kisses, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Grind almonds in food processor until creamy, stopping to scrape the sides every minute or so
- Once creamy and wet, add vanilla and melted chocolate
- Blend until completely combined
- Store in a jar or tupperware at room temperature for up to a month
Inspired by Oh She Glows
What do you think I should do with all these Hershey’s Kisses?
Back of the linen closet=chocolate hiding spot.
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!
I feel like making this right now!
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!
I love homemade nut butters, especially ones that sounds as good as this!
I need to make my own almond butter instead of spending $8/jar on it. Thanks for this!
It is SO easy, you definitely need to try it!
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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!
great, great idea!! yum :)
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.
I love almond butter – especially with all that chocolate :)
I could eat that by the spoonful! Yum.
I’d melt those kisses and dip all the yummy summer fruits in them!
Oh yum, good idea!
I truly believe if I made this….I would slather it on EVERYTHING! YUM
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!
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!
This also goes great with waffles and pancakes, etc. It sounds delicious!
I’ve been wanting to try this for some time…I can’t wait to finally get to it! Have a great weekend friend!
ummm… I want to eat that whole jar. And lick the food processor (blade removed, though, of course). Thanks for sharing!
Um, I may or may not do that;-)
This sounds so good! I’d love some for my oatmeal in the mornings!
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!
That I can totally related to!
You need to try it, it is TOO easy!
Love the new look…and the yummy almond butter!
Yum! I’ve never thought of adding chocolate to nut butter before. The idea can be dangerous for me.
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!
Looks very tempting and so hard not to just keep dipping into the jar..
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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!
I love nut butters and your chocolate-y one sounds addictive. Thanks for sharing Lauren
happy weekend :)
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!
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…
Love it – All I needed were the chocolates anyway!!