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Friday, September 19, 2014

Homemade Chocolate-Almond Spread (2 Ingredient Spread) & Homemade Almond Butter

Kids have been always a big fan of nutella and there had been no choice that replaced this.But lately,they started liking a newly introduced spread from stores,a chocolate -almond spread.This spread tasted almost like nutella and now kids have acquired this taste more than nutella.That's the time,I started  thinking of preparing my own batch of homemade spread.I found this was the best way to sneak in almonds to kids.But do you think this is economical? No, dear friends..this is not a right recipe if you are looking to compare costs to the store brought ones.However,am happy with the trial and error recipe that is purely homemade with no much ingredients.And this tastes much better than the store version as this has purely almond butter to enhance the tastes.Do give this a try if you wish to sneak in almonds to kids,Kids will surely love it !!!


Ingredients
to make almond butter
almonds 2 cups
veg oil 2 tbsp

to make chocolate almond spread
milk chocolate bar 7 oz (198g)
almond butter 1 cup (see notes)




Method

TO MAKE ALMOND BUTTER
Add the almonds in a blender and grind until smooth (I could get almost smooth but still had very fine grains too,I stopped when my mixer got very hot).Give a break,scraping the sides of the blender and keep running the blender/grinder a couple of times more till the almonds leave out oil and starts to come together.At this point when you can no longer blend it add the oil as required little by little.Blend again until you get a smooth finish.Almond butter is ready to use with your favorite recipes or proceed further to make chocolate almond spread.




TO MAKE CHOCOLATE- ALMOND SPREAD
-Double boil and melt the chocolate by placing it in a bowl over boiled water.Keep stirring till all the chocolate is melted and is smooth.


-Remove from heat and add the almond butter to this melted chocolate.
-Stir it completely to incorporate well and to get a creamy smooth finish.
-Ready to serve with breads.Cool down completely before storing in bottles.

Doesn't it sound very simple and healthy?? Then go ahead and make your own batch....





Yields ~ a small bottle of 13 oz + about 2tbsp more




NOTES
* I haven't added any additional sugar as there was enough sugar in chocolate.
* I have used Hershey's milk chocolate bar.You can use bitter sweet or any other whichever you like.Add more
* Almonds should be processed in a blender free of any moisture or water content else the shelf life may not be certain.You can use blanched or whole almonds.I have used whole.
* I have used the whole almond butter prepared from the 2 cups almonds.It yields 1 cup plus of almond butter.
* You can double the recipe and make large batches.
* If you wish to make the consistency slightly thinner,then add more oil and make your desired consistency.




28 comments:

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely! highly irressistible..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and health packed spread...

Babitha said... Best Blogger Tips

i am going to make this

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum! we make something like this with peanut butter and cacao; it may br pricey, but a little goes a long way, and it's healthier too.

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

my husband is allergic to nuts, but i cant live without nuts. This is such a good recipe and i must make a batch for myself ;)

Kurinji said... Best Blogger Tips

useful post...lovely spread and clicks too...
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Sooriya said... Best Blogger Tips

Spread looks so gooood!!!!Wish I could have some...

Nargis Aara said... Best Blogger Tips

This is awesomely delicious too gud yaa!! wonderful recipe :)

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

Decadent it looks,yummy

Rashida Shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie
Congrats, you succeeded making a spread that helps to incorporate almonds in to your kid's diet.
Have a nice weekend ahead!

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank goodness finally there is a healthy alternative to nutella.

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wish i get a bottle of this homemade spread..

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

So tasty spread.. Love almond and Choco combo :-)

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

its waaay better than store bought, looks so delicious, have to try this soon.

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and healthy

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Innovative and very unique recipe. Very useful post..yummy looking spread.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good Julie will try this soon.I used condensed milk.

coralcrue said... Best Blogger Tips

smart of you, most things that are made at home (by experts like you, turn out way better and healthier than the fancy store bought stuff :)

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Bookmarking

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice spread,will try

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice recipe Juli, love this almond and chocolate spread very yumm.

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

THis looks amazing! The notes are super helpful too. I am saving this recipe to make at another time!

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so damn tempting....im drooling here in the midnight...

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, dear Julie. First of all, thanks for your comment. I appreciate it very much. Now, you know me better.
I'm very fond of chocolate and almonds, so that your cream is a must. There is no butter in it and I think, I'll could prepare it and taste it, taking care of not eating the whole jar because I love it!.
Cheers from Valencia.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Irresistible ......superb

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

made it Julie. Elder one liked it younger one did not. Plan to make it often.Thanks.

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

@Archana Potdar
I have blogged abt this delicious spread at my place. Thanks a lot

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Archana Potdar Thanx Archana for trying out..happy that ur lil one liked it :)