Friday, January 27, 2012
Chocolate Walnut Butter
Okay, I girl has got to have chocolate. My go to recipe for a chocolate fix? Chocolate Walnut Butter. It satisfies all the elements of comfort food for me in a healthy, guilt free way. It also is a great snack for the kids. Combine 1/2 cup of walnuts with 1 Tablespoon of raw cacao powder and 2 tsp. of honey or maple syrup. Process in a food processor for a few minutes, scraping down the sides as needed until you get a smooth nut butter consistency. Oh, Yum!! Great eaten with sliced fruit or anywhere you would use peanut butter. I image it could be refrigerated and rolled into balls coated in cinnamon or more cacao, but it goes way to fast for that in this house. A powerhouse of nutrients and good fats and protien to keep you going. So the next time you are looking for something to satisfy your chocolate craving, give it a try.