Chocolate Cashew Butter

Woo! It’s Friday friends! I’m visiting my mom, brother, and stepdad this weekend so I’m going to make this post short and sweet. I have been wanting to make my own nut butters for a while. I thought about doing a chocolate almond butter, but the Hubs has a thing for cashews so chocolate cashew butter it was! This chocolate cashew butter was super tasty and would perfect to use smeared with some jelly on a sandwich, with apple slices, or in cookies! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Chocolate Cashew Butter

Makes about 2 cups of cashew butter

Ingredients:

– 2 cups unsalted cashews

– 2-3 tbs. vegetable or coconut oil

– pinch of salt (or to taste)

– 2 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder

– 1/4-1/2 cup honey or agave nectar (optional)

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until the butter reaches your desired consistency. You may want to only add one tablespoon of the oil at at time and only add more if needed. If you want the butter to be smoother, add more oil.

Notes:
– I left mine on the thicker side, but the longer you process, the more smooth it will become!
– Adding the honey or agave nectar is totally optional. If you don’t want your cashew butter to have a sweet taste, then don’t add it!
– Cashews can spoil very quickly, so store your cashew butter in a container in the fridge!

Oh! And before I forget, I want to give a big thanks to Ramona over at Curry and Comfort for passing the Happy Blogger award to me! Thanks so much, Ramona!

   

45 comments

  1. YUM! This is like a ‘cashew’ version of nutellla :) That’s perfect! Can’t wait to try this on a piece of toast!

  2. I always say I am going to make my own homemade almond or peanut butters…..but still have not done it. I love the idea of chocolate almond butter, it looks soooooo delicious! My hubby eats peanut butter with apples almost everyday. He loves chocolate, so I think I need to make some ASAP! Have a lovely day with your family:-) Hugs, Terra

  3. Love the variation with cashews. Delicious!

  4. Oh my gosh…my favorite nut AND chocolate in one delicious spread? You’re a genius, Steph!

  5. Stephanie, this cashew butter looks amazing! Like Daisy said, it reminds me of homemade Nutella. What a great creative recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  6. You had me at chocolate. I have something for you. Go to my blog tomorrow and see.

  7. Your cashew butter turned out great. I also have been wanting to give it a try for a while now, you are inspiring me. Have a great weekend!

  8. I love making nut butters at home!! But I’ve never seen anything like this before! I need to get me a bag of cashews!!

  9. Chocolate and cashew butter = yummy spread,great simple recipe !

  10. Okay.. hand me a spoon… I could just sit here and eat that entire bowl!! Good for you making your own nut butter… so much better than the crap I buy at the store for sure! Have a great time with your family and I’m so glad you liked the blog award. Your blog always makes me happy. :) Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  11. Looks delicious! …and you added chocolate/cocoa?! YUM! Congratulations on your award – it’s well deserved!

  12. Oh this is a great idea! I am sharing you on facebook!

  13. This may be the best looking nut butter I’ve ever seen. (I always accidentally type butt butter and make myself chuckle :P) Hope you have a great weekend too!

  14. You did make a good choice here with the nut choice! Cashews are less fatty than most, so move over peanut butter and nutella-there is a healthier spread in town. Not sure why I did not think of this. Definitely worth trying-thanks for sharing this one Steph!

  15. Love, love this. I love cashews and chocolate together. Secret confession – I love to mix salty cashews with chocolate chips for a decadent snack! This looks so amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  16. I’ve never had chocolate cashew butter but it looks and sounds amazingly good! Thanks for sharing, lovely photos too! =]

  17. I love the idea of making my own nut butters. They’re so expensive in the stores, I’ll bet I could buy the nuts in bulk at Costco, follow your instructions and make my own. Love the chocolate!

  18. This looks absolutely delicious!!!
    I love the idea of making own nut butter…. Need to try this sometime soon.
    Great recipe…

  19. I love you! I mean really love you! This is frigging fantastic!

  20. I love the bright, sunny photos! Looks like a delicious chocolatey nutty spread!

  21. I haven’t thought about nut butters in a while but this looks delicious.

  22. Congrats on the award! Well deserved! This spread is just how I like it. Great way to enjoy a good piece of bread.

  23. Wow, this looks so thick and utterly delicious! :) What a treat.

  24. I’ve never even thought to make my own nut butters! I live in a small town where you usually can’t find them and I have to make a special trip into the city to Whole Foods to buy them. Hmm… maybe I shall remedy that!!

  25. I love cashews! This looks so good. I wouldn’t need to spread it on toast or use it in cookies,, I would probably just sit on the couch with this and an episode of the Real House Wives and be totally content!

  26. Chocolate and Cashew! Mmmm.. Pure bliss!

  27. What a brilliant idea! Must try this (lovely presentation Stephanie :)).

  28. It is like Nutella but homemade and cashews :D
    Love this so much!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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