Salted Caramel Almond Butter

Hey.

You.

Yes, you.

If you’re one of these people with an enthusiastic personality who simply don’t like things but become obsessed with them:


Run.

 

Salted Caramel Almond Butter: only 4 ingredients and it's vegan & paleo!

 

Run far away. Close this tab and forget that I ever told you about this salted caramel almond butter. Trust me, it’ll be better for you and your hips.

This spread is what you’d find if you looked up “addictive” in a dictionary. Now that I think about it, “addictive” might just be the biggest understatement ever, but you know I’m not even English so don’t ask me to look for a different word to describe it because my knowledgement doesn’t go as far as that.

 

Salted Caramel Almond Butter: only 4 ingredients and it's vegan & paleo!

 

But I’ll try to, because I love you guys and I need you to try this (except for you the obsessive ones, why are you still here though??? run) so I might as well make up a decent description:

This Salted Caramel Almond Butter is heavenly creamy and quite chunky thanks to the almond peels. Which you shouldn’t skip because they are what make this spread a game-changer. Trust me, I’ve made this stuff a few times now (for the sake of recipe developement, of course, not because I’m obsessed or something…) and the peels version is by far the yummiest one, pinky promise.

And then there’s the sweet and salty factor. Do I need to say that it takes this butter to a whole new leves of deliciousness. SWEET AND SALTY, I said. In other words: sheer perfection.

 

Salted Caramel Almond Butter: only 4 ingredients and it's vegan & paleo!

 

Sinful as the words “Salted Caramel” might sound, this butter is 100% refined sugar free, paleo and vegan, so feel free to grab a spoon and let the party begin.

Or your finger, if you happen to be too lazy  to get up and go grab a spoon.

Been there, done that.

This nut butter is also fabulous on warm bread, oatmeal or apples. And if you warm it up a bit before eating… BOOM HEAVEN NO WORDS WHATEVER EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO LOOK FOR MY SPOON AND THE JAR.

 

Salted Caramel Almond Butter
This nut butter is all that you could wish for in a spread: creamy, sweet, salty and 100% addictive!
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Ingredients
  1. 200 grams salted toasted almonds, unpeeled
  2. 20 small dates, pitted
  3. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. 1/2 cup milk*
  5. extra sea salt, optional
Instructions
  1. Soak the dates in boiling water for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour almonds into your food processor.
  3. Process until they go from coarsely chopped to finely ground, which should take about 8-10 minutes, but it depends on your food-processor. Stop and scrape down the sides when needed.
  4. Add in chopped dates and pulse until blended.
  5. Add in milk and vanilla extract until butter is smooth. Take into account that it thickens in the fridege, so add more milk if necessary.
I've tried almond, coconut and cow's milk here
  1. -The coconut milk makes a super rich, more caramel-like version, but the resulting spread has more calories and fat.
  2. -The almond milk makes a lighter spread, which, although delicious, doesn't resemble caramel as much as the coconut/cow milk versions.
  3. -I've tried this with semi-skimmed cow's milk (not vegan) and it results in a lighter, lower calorie version that it's still rich and caramel-like.
  4. Use whichever milk suits your preferences.
  5. If you aren't using salted almonds, add a good pinch of salt!
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56 Comments

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} April 16, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Hi Consuelo
    I just wanted you to know, that I just nominated you for the Liebster Award because you are one of my favourite bloggers!
    I really hope you’ll participate, but if you haven’t got the time or something like that it’s totally ok if you don’t πŸ™‚
    Love, Josefine

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments April 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    This has to be one of the greatest inventions ever! I love almond butter, and I’ve never thought to combine it with salted caramel. I really do need to hide from this, because it could very well be my newest addiction. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven April 16, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    dates + almonds. My fav combination!!!!

  • Reply Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! April 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    I should have taken your advice and run when I still had the chance :). Now there’s no escaping this deliciousness… it’ll haunt me until I finally give in, make it and devour the entire jar. Sounds beyond incredible!

  • Reply Ashley April 17, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Yes, just yes yes yes. I should have clicked away before I read the title. haha I definitely am the type of person that becomes obsessed with foods… and this almond butter. You know I already am obsessed with plain almond butter right??? And then you did this…

  • Reply Danae @ reciperunner April 17, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Yum yum on top of more yum! This looks awesome! I love salted caramel and then you stick it with almond butter, the possibilities of what I could spread this on are endless!

  • Reply tohercore April 17, 2014 at 2:39 am

    This is exactly the type of thing I would get really addicted to! It looks soooooo good πŸ™‚ I am definitely going to have to make some of this!!

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen April 17, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Ok, this might be the most fabulous nut butter ever. I won’t know for sure of course until I try a jar or two of it. Or maybe 3 or 4. The dates must make it taste super amazing! Love that you use them in so many recipes.

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour April 17, 2014 at 4:47 am

    I love almond butter, but you just took it to a whole new level here girl!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen April 17, 2014 at 6:43 am

    You crack me up my sistah! Not sure what I love more – this crazy, insane, deliciously goodness of a recipe or your FABulous writing. I love reading you! πŸ™‚ And this recipe – skip the spoon – I’m eating it by the handful straight out of the jar! Pinned!

  • Reply Alyssa April 17, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Yes I am one of those obsessive people, no I didn’t close the tab, and YES I WILL TAKE ALL OF THIS PLEASE! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Joanne April 17, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Oh NO. I kept reading and now I fear I am addicted just by looking! This is going to be dangerous.

  • Reply Karla - The Candid Kitchen April 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    After this post I just want to run to my kitchen and make this almond butter!!!! ThatΒ΄s also perfect to give as a gift, isntΒ΄it? Do you know how for long I can keep it in a well sealed jar?

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic April 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Ahhhh what are you doing to me?? Right now I’m already addicted to vanilla almond butter but salted caramel almond butter made with dates sounds even better!! Great idea!

  • Reply erinsilvius April 17, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh. Yum. Brilliant! Pinned!! xoxo

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely April 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Gahhhh! This sounds so delicious! Can I put it on everything? Even salad. Shush, I’m going to put it on salad.

  • Reply Kelly April 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Oh my gosh – this is amazing Consuelo! I love almond butter and combining it with salted caramel has got to be the most amazing idea ever – I would slather this on everything! So brilliant – pinning πŸ™‚

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite April 17, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Oh my goodness Consuelo this sounds incredibly fantastic!!!!! Salted caramel almond butter!!!! Genius! Pinned πŸ™‚

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron April 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Oh my gosh that sounds SO GOOD. I don’t think I’d be able to wait for a spoon πŸ˜‰

  • Reply danguole April 17, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Love that you experimented enough to know that peels are important! Gotta find out, for science, you know?

    This sounds outrageously good. I’d do some damage on that jar, no doubt.

  • Reply Sarah @ SnixyKitchen April 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I’m all about this! Salted caramel in a healthy spread? Maybe I’ll skip the whole spread part and just eat it as pudding;)

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl April 18, 2014 at 3:23 am

    This looks so rich and yummy, I think I’d eat it with the spoon! πŸ™‚

  • Reply cheri April 18, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Oh Consuelo, loving this almond butter, I was thinking this would be really good with chocolate, like making this into little candies, yum!

  • Reply Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl April 18, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Oh my….. so making this!

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane April 18, 2014 at 10:09 am

    This sounds really amazing, Consuelo. I can imagine it would be amazing stirred into oatmeal, as you suggest. Great idea!

  • Reply amyalt April 18, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Oh this looks sooo good. I swear anything sweet and salty is always so addictive. Mmm i’m imagining a nice thick slice of bread with half of this butter and half Nutella……great recipe πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou April 18, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Oh man, I’ve just completed my 13.1 miles training….do I really have to run again???
    But then again, why should I run away from such goodness???
    I’d rather TO this fantastic Salted Caramel Almond butter not certainly away from it!

  • Reply Siv @ AWorldInMyOven April 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    ooh, and there I thought almond butter was never going to be my thing as they don’t sell it here.. Why didn’t I just run? Just looking at this makes me hungry.. somehow I can imagine exactly what it tastes like.. deadlyy!!

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife April 19, 2014 at 12:48 am

    You described me to a T, but I could not turn away!!! Looks like sweet/salty obsession is in my near future. I can’t say I’m upset πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron April 19, 2014 at 7:00 am

    this looks like something from heaven! gorgeous!

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon April 19, 2014 at 10:47 am

    You just combined all the best things ever into a spread! This looks so amazing!!

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens April 19, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    You are seriously a creative genius! This looks 100% beyond amazing, and I love how simple the ingredients are, how easy it is to make! I’ve gotta go see if I have unpeeled almonds in my nut fridge (seriously – I have a fridge for nuts and flour and chia seeds and such … oh and also juice boxes lol!). ‘Cause guess what my kids are gonna want for breakfast once I show them this!!! Love, love … and pinning too, of course! πŸ˜€

  • Reply whatjessicabakednext April 19, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    This is divine- love the idea of salted caramel flavour!

  • Reply Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking April 19, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Uh oh! I am one of those people you speak of and I have a sneaking suspicious that this is going to be my new favorite indulgence!! I have homemade salted caramel and a ton of almonds…better go buy bigger pants!

  • Reply Kayley | The Kitchen McCabe April 20, 2014 at 3:09 am

    This is insane. As in one of the most insanely delicious looking things I’ve ever heard of or seen! What an awesome combo!

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com April 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Yum! I am a huge fan of homemamde almond butter – love love your addition of dates to this!

  • Reply atasteofmadess April 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Are you serious? I need this in my life right now!

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker April 20, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I don’t know how you do it…keep coming up with such amazing recipes?? Yum.

  • Reply Nina Poloni April 20, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Mmmmmmmmm. This has to be one of my favorite versions of a nut butter. Salty and sweet and creamy and all around delicious! Ive already made it twice!

    • Reply Consuelo April 21, 2014 at 2:10 am

      Awwh thank you so so much! It makes me so happy that you like this! xx

  • Reply caileejoy April 21, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Ohhh man this looks so delicious!! I think you’re right.. I think I need to run away… seems like something that would be hard to stop at a few bites!!

  • Reply Ashley April 21, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Oh no, why didn’t I turn back when you told me to?! I’ve easily gained five pounds just reading about this, and I could not care less.

    Time to go whip me up some butta πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Allie April 22, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Oh man I can’t believe you made this healthy! The whole time I’m reading I’m thinking you made a splurge and then I got to the bottom and saw dates. This sounds so amazing! Pinning <3

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner April 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I’ve made almond butter once and yours looks WAY better than how mine came out. I definitely need to give your recipe a try! Yum πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) April 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I have never made my own almond butter, but keep meaning to start. I guess I was just waiting for the right recipe and now I have found it!

  • Reply abdul ahad May 7, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I just made it and i love it!
    Thanks
    Abdul Ahad
    http://www.aahadk.com

  • Reply Romina Moradi June 9, 2014 at 9:52 am

    This looks AMAZE!

    • Reply Consuelo June 13, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Thank you! xx

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  • Reply Jennifer Cummings October 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Can anyone help me out with the quantity of dates? I just bought some medjool dates at Trader Joe’s …..they came in a package in the produce dept, and are quite plump. I’m guessing I probably don’t need 20 of them. Any estimation on how much quantity of chopped dates before you add them? Are we talking 1/4 cup, or as much as 1 cup? πŸ™‚ Thanks…I’ve been wanting to try dates as a sweetener.

  • Reply Danielle December 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    This looks fabulous! Would love to give as a gift. Do you keep it refrigerated? What is the shelf life?

    • Reply Consuelo December 14, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Hey Danielle!

      I’ve never kept it refrigerated for longer than 6 days (because it never lasts that longer!). I had no clue on the shelf life either, sorry πŸ™ I always eat the whole jar before it goes bad! xxx

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  • Reply Katja January 17, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Hi! Do you thing it would be OK to soak the almonds first? I usually soak all the nuts before using… But, if I do this here, how long will the butter stay OK (in the fridge of course)? Thank you so much! Greetings from Slovenia πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo January 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Hi there! Yep, you can probably soak them, but I don’ know how long it’ll last since I haven’t tried that myself πŸ˜‰ Thank you! x

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