So I like, really love AverieCooks. I mean, how can you not? Averie just wrote a cookbook, and it is entirely, 100% about peanut butter. THAT’S TOTALLY RAD, Y’ALL. I just ordered it and I’m super duper excited to get it. I would have ordered it earlier, but $300+ dental bills kind of ate all my money this summer.
What I’m trying to say is that Averie really likes peanut butter, and makes about 1,000,000 different types, like cinnamon white chocolate, mocha, trail mix, cookie butter, and 27 others in her cookbook and blog. That’s what inspired me to make this Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter. I love flavored peanut butter, and decided to come up with a new flavor to try. This is wonderful on muffins or other sweet breads.
Mexican Chocolate is often defined as having cinnamon, vanilla, and almonds mixed in, so I added Cinnamon, Vanilla extract, and almond extract. Almond extract can be found in the baking aisle of grocery stores, right next to the vanilla extract. You can also find it at most craft supply store in the cake decorating section. If you don’t have almond extract, that’s okay. Just add a touch more vanilla or omit it entirely.
The best part of this is that it’s totally customizable to taste. Want some more spice? Add more cinnamon. Not chocolately enough? Add another 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. And for those of you with peanut allergies, you can make this with almonds! You may want to add some neutral tasting oil though, as almonds are naturally dryer nuts.
Homemade nut butters are a wonderful blank palate for different combinations of flavor and a easy, perfect, way to start getting creative in your kitchen.
Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter
- 16 oz peanuts (or nut of choice)
- 1/2 C chocolate chips
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- Place nuts in canister of food processer and blend until a smooth liquid. Add Chocolate chips and blend until combined. Add vanilla, cinnamon, and almond extract.
- Pour into an airtight container. Peanut butter will stay as a liquid when stored at room temperature and solidify when refrigerated.
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