I stock up nuts and chocolate lately. Someday it just occurred to me why not make a batch of chocolate nut butter? It would be awesome for breakfast or a quick nutritious afternoon snack.
· The darker chocolate is, the more smoothly it will melt. I use 85% cacao chocolate. They are available at Whole foods, Sprouts and Texas local Central Market. The one I am using here is bought from Sprouts.
· If you don’t want to roast raw walnut at home, buy the dry roasted walnuts. And make sure they are not salted or seasoned. *****
Preheat a toaster oven to 375F/ 191C
Bake the raw walnuts for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until they turn slightly golden brown.
Add roasted walnut, honey and dark chocolate in a vitamix blender.
I use a dry container instead of regular container because it is more convenient this way.
Turn on the machine and grind at medium low speed.
In a few minutes, walnuts are crushed and chocolate melts.
You would need to pause several times in between to stir the mixture with a wooden spoon.
Keep grinding at low medium speed.
It is getting silkier and smoother.
It is kind of shiny now.
Continue grinding for another couple minutes.
Wo-la, it is done!
Transfer the walnut chocolate butter to a glass jar. Seal and store at room temperature.
It goes great with a lot of things: bread, cookies, crackers, fruits, crepes, and even salad! O(∩_∩)O~