I Made It: Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter

Ever since learning how easy it easy to make your own nut butter, it’s become more difficult for me to justify shelling out $10+ for those fancy-shmancy nut butters (though I do love them, nonetheless).

Not only is making your own nut butter much more inexpensive, but you can get so creative with the combinations! I love the addition of coconut in nut butters (like in my Coconut Walnut Butter) so this time I whipped up a similar batch.

This one, though? It’s all about the chocolate.

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup shredded coconut flakes (I used unsweetened)
  • 1 cup cashews (I used raw)
  • 2-4 tablespoons of coconut oil OR maple syrup *
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

How to make:
Put cashews and coconut flakes in a food processor (I suggest using a mini one – they combine nut butters best). Process for a few minutes until mixture starts to get creamy. Then add the oil OR maple syrup (depending on whether you want a sweeter nut butter or not). Process for another minute, add the cocoa butter + cinnamon, and process for one last minute. Continue until you reach desire consistency. I like mine with a little bit of crunch.

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter

Serve on toast, with fruit, or even enjoy for a healthy dessert 😉

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter