Friday, July 8, 2011

Spicy Chocolate Almond Butter: Chocolate Almond Day

Today is National Chocolate Almond Day. I've posted lots of Almond Recipes, and, of course, since this is DyingforChocolate, they've always included Chocolate! The Almond Board of California is a great site for recipes and tips! Their Chocolate Almond Coffee Cake is fabulous.

Today I thought I'd post a recipe I adapted from their site for Spicy Chocolate Almond Butter. They recommend serving this Almond Butter with Cookies, but I've also used the Spicy Chocolate Almond Butter like a Hazelnut Spread and made Chocolate Almond Butter French Toast. Here's a link to that recipe, just substitute the Chocolate Almond Butter below for the Nutella. Even easier would be too smear it on a crunchy piece of Sourdough bread--or eat it straight from the spoon! Try adding a bit to your oatmeal, too. This is another of those fabulous easy recipes that you'll love! So many ways to use it!


1 cup of almonds, toasted (I recommend toasting first for more flavor)
2 tablespoons almond oil
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of premium, unsweetened DARK cocoa powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Directions: In a food processor combine almonds, almond oil, cocoa powder, and sugar. Blend until smooth. Sprinkle in chili powder and blend to combine.
For best flavor, chill for 24 hours prior to serving.

To toast almonds: Put almonds on a cooking sheet in a single layer. Place in 400 degree oven for 3 minutes. Then turn them over and bake for another 3 minutes. Be sure and cool them before making the chocolate almond butter.

Photo: Almond Board of California


Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

On my grocery list - almond oil - I want to try this recipe!

All the best, Katie from

Nancy J. Parra said...

Yum! must try this one~