I love, love, love chocolate and coconut together. For one of my all time favorite creations, check out my recipe for Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars. I think it’s a match made in heaven.
For this little concoction, I threw in some almonds. This reminds me of one of my favorite childhood Halloween treats – Almond Joy bars. Unlike downing a few Almond Joys, this spread won’t leave you feeling guilty. It’s actually pretty good for you when you break it down. The spread contains just a few ingredients: soaked and sprouted almonds, coconut chips, coconut oil, cacao powder, vanilla, and optional honey (local if possible). If you are looking to keep your sugar intake down or just prefer the taste of 88% or higher dark chocolate, this makes a great treat without the honey!
I think this spread is perfect scooped straight out of the jar on a spoon, but it would also be delicious on a banana or with some strawberries!
Chocolate Coconut Almond Spread
- 2 cups almonds (soaked and dehydrated)
- 1 cup coconut chips
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or macadamia nut oil (note that coconut oil will yield a slightly more crumbly spread, while macadamia nut oil will be a little smoother)
- 2 Tablespoons cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 Tablespoons raw honey (optional if you desire a sweeter treat)
What to do:
Place all of the above ingredients in a high powered blender (like a Vitamix) and process until smooth. I like to store the spread in a pint size Mason jar. Keep uneaten spread in the fridge. If you make this with coconut oil, please note that it will firm up in the fridge. You will need to let it warm up a little to make it spreadable.
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