First off, let me just start by saying I am not a cookie person. I like to think I do a good job steering clear of excess sugar and flour. (The exception being when I am out and about traveling I love to indulge in some of the sweets we find along the way) However, sometimes a girl needs to satisfy her sweet tooth.
I’ve been wanting to make my own almond butter at home for quite some time now. While there is a huge variety of nut butters on the market as of late, they are not cheap. A small jar of organic almond butter can run as high as $40- wow!
However, with only four ingredients and a trusty food processor you can save your money and make chocolate almond butter at home. Flavored nut butters have become all the rage- Trader Joe’s has even jumped into the game with their own cookie butter line.
Choosing the chocolate is delicate. This recipe won’t work with that sugary waxy milk chocolate-y stuff- here I chose a dark chocolate bar that contained 85% cocoa. More cocoa less sugar.
Adding honey to the batch of butter will sweeten up the dark chocolate. Pure maple syrup or even coconut oil would work too.
I used a small cookie cutter to “core” the apples and the apple slices became my “cookies” I also didn’t want to cut them too thin- they need to be thick enough to hold the almond butter and other toppings. I topped my “cookies” with granola, organic chocolate chips and a drizzle of honey. Yes, they were a bit messy. Yes they were still delicious.
A jar of this stuff will keep in the fridge for a few weeks but I doubt you can keep it around that long anyways!