“Chocolate Brazil Nut Butter Spread”
I love nut butters…peanut butter, almond butter, my beloved Nutella ……all on toast of course…..come to think about it there is really not much I do not like if it is lavishly spread on toast …..but, I digress…most store-bought nut butters have quite a bit of sugar in them which is what I do not especially like. Using some Brazil Nuts, Cashews & Pistachios I recently made some delicious nut butters where I could control the sugar and flavors…as well as the texture….it’s as “easy as this”.
A simple recipe for “Chocolate Brazil Nut Butter”
1. Process 2 cups of Shelled Brazil Nuts in a food processor until somewhat smooth. I like my nut butters a bit grainy and not absolutely smooth. Just do it however you prefer.
2. To food processor add 1/2 cup good quality dark unsweetened cocoa. Pulse to mix.
3. Sprinkle in pinch, or more, of cayenne pepper to add some zip.
4. Add 1/4 cup raw sugar to processor. Process until smooth
5. Spoon finished Brazil Nut Butter into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Rich creamy chocolate, buttery from the nuts, slightly sweet with just a little “bite” from the cayenne this spread is perfect with thin slices of white cheddar, spooned into bite-size tart shells for a dessert, or simply smeared on crusty toasted slices of bread.
It’s as “Easy as This”!
For making Cashew or Pistachio Nut Butters just follow the same basic technique. These nuts are not quite as fatty as Brazil Nuts so if they are a bit too dry after processing just drizzle in a bit of walnut or canola oil to make a smoother nut butter.
“Cashew Nut Butter”
“Pistachio Nut Butter”
16 thoughts on ““Chocolate Brazil Nut Butter” – EAT #6”
Chocolate Brazil nut butter sounds incredible Teresa. Making it for sure!!
I am a nut over nuts in general!! They are my most favorite snack. Some mornings I have peanut butter on toast for breakfast, I think I’ll make some Brazil nut butter and try it…
Let me know if you haven’t gotten around to making this and I will pass some on to you.
A nutty chocolate spread that is spicy as well…sounds great.
Yes Karen, it is that little bite that makes it so special.
Genius as usual. And a great way to use up loetover nuts, which are abounding in my pantry from the holidays…..Jill
That is exactly how these came about. I had lots of nuts left over from the Holidays and didn’t want them to go to waste.
I have never made nut butter using brazil nuts but I will now. Looks Wonderful
Sounds like John would like for you to try this.
You are making me hungry. I’ve never tasted a Brazil nut butter. Great idea. And with dark cocoa and cayenne…wonderful.
it is yummy
teresa you are so right! anything put on toast = good. more or less 😉 your nut butters look fantastic. anyone who blends nuts plus cocoa and then spreads it on bread = my favorite. you, not the butter. though the butter definitely comes in at a close second.
Kristy, thanks so much for always taking the time to stop by.
Nut butters are my favorites – these look simple to make and delicious!