Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp Almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp honey

Place almond butter in a microwave safe bowl and warm for 30 seconds or until almond butter melts.  Stir in cocoa powder and honey, and enjoy with fresh sliced apples or other fruit.

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Note: as the dip cools it will firm back up and be difficult to dip softer fruits like bananas and strawberries.  Microwaving for another 30 seconds or so should soften it back up!

Almond Butter

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I use almond butter as a binding agent in granola bars, in paleo baking, and in smoothies in lieu of peanut butter.  I also love it as a snack with fresh fruits like apples and bananas.  I have an amazing recipe for “Paleo PB&J” that is essentially a mixture of almond butter and berries.  It would probably be great on celery, too!  As I mentioned before, I have yet to find a paleo almond butter in a grocery store.  But that’s ok, because almond butter is easy to make!  You will need a food processor or a high power blender.  I have a Ninja, and I use it for every food processing and blending need I have.

Almond Butter

  • 1 lb almonds (About 3 1/4 – 3 1/2 cups)  Note: I like roasted best, but raw is also good.  It doesn’t matter what style they are as long as there are no added ingredients, like salt.
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  1. Blend almonds & oil in a food processor on high for about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove lid & scrape down sides.  Replace lid and blend until mixture becomes runny.
  3. Add salt & pulse a few times to evenly distribute.
  4. Place in a glass jar and store in refrigerator.