Chocolate Almond Butter with Sea Salt

Hi New Week,

Alyssa went to bed crying. When I asked her why, she pulled out a pouty lip and said, “because tomorrow is stupid Monday.” And sweetlordalmighty, do I get that.

I told her we didn’t have to do Stupid Monday yet. We just had to get through Sunday night. I pressed my hands to her heart and kissed her lashes and blessed her in the name of the AmericanFellowshipChurch.com. I’m a reverend, you know. So the blessing was given and she sighed a big sigh. One that seemed to say exactly what I was feeling, “there’s not a thing I can do about it, Stupid Monday is on it’s way. So I might as well surrender to sleep and get on with it.”

So heres we go. Thanks for making yourself an inevitable fact of life.

Stupid Monday.

Yours, Reverend Brooke

Once Stupid Monday passes, this week is actually spine-tingling thrilling. So many exciting things in the works behind the scenes here I can hardly stand it.

Stay tuned. Eat chocolate almond butter. Rock the new week.

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Chocolate Almond Butter with Sea Salt

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Looking for a fun way to turn your regular lunch routine (or midnight snack attack) into a sweet affair? This recipe takes just a few basic ingredients and turns them into a beautiful, homemade rum-kissed nut butter. Perfect slathered on sandwiches, crackers, and your tongue.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup almond butter
1 teaspoon coconut rum (optional)
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Directions:

Melt chocolate chips in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Whisk into the almond butter with the rum and sea salt. Spread between slices of bread and serve with sliced strawberries and bananas for the ultimate lunchtime sammy.

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14 Responses to “Chocolate Almond Butter with Sea Salt”

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    Spencer on August 27, 2012 at 4:50 am Reply

    Looks delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes as good as it looks.

    • Brooke replied: — August 27th, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

      Thanks, Spencer! It’s quite da bomb diggity!

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    Carrie on August 27, 2012 at 7:19 am Reply

    Good gravy – this looks and sounds like Monday perfection!

    • Brooke replied: — August 27th, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

      Oh, Carrie. It so really totally entirely is!!! Eek!

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    Angela @ AnotherBitePlease on August 27, 2012 at 11:27 am Reply

    I’ve been adding Sea Salt atop some deserts lately and it is the best extra. I can’t get enough. So happy I stumbed upon your blog too since I try out vegan recipes here and there!

    • Brooke replied: — August 27th, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

      Brilliant idea, Angela! It’s really so lovely, isn’t it?!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction on August 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm Reply

    I love how you added sea salt! I would skip the sandwich and eat it by the spoonful!

    • Brooke replied: — August 27th, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

      Can I get an A-MEN to that?!!!

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    anna on August 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm Reply

    oh my goodness, this is so easy but so perfect! thanks rev!

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    Katrina on August 28, 2012 at 5:11 am Reply

    Mmmm I would slather that on pretty much anything! Love it!

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    Nomadic Samuel on October 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm Reply

    A jar of this stuff wouldn’t last very long in my house :)

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    The Hungry Mum on October 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm Reply

    Stupid Monday! Love it [want it on a tshirt, too!]
    This looks so luscious.

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    Scott Offield on May 29, 2013 at 8:23 pm Reply

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