I never thought I'd say this but ... phew ... I would choose this Almond Joy Candy Spread any day over peanut butter!
Oh, I thought you were going to virtually punch me for a second there.
This Almond Joy Candy Spread is super buttery and creamy, similar to peanut butter, only it's sweet and full of three amazing flavors: almond, coconut, and chocolate... totally unlike peanut butter. It's like spreadable dessert!
probably definitely the best replacement out there for fruit jellies and jams, cream cheeses, butter, and dare I say, other plain nut butters? Plus, it's lower calorie and lower fat (see nutrition label below)
Almond Joy Candy Spread: [sugar free, low carb, high fiber, GF, vegan]
(makes ~1 cup)
64g (1/4 cup) Raw Almond Butter
64g (1/4 cup) Coconut Butter (or make yours at home!)
1/4 cup Light Coconut Milk (canned)
2 packets Sweetener (I used Truvia)
1/4 tsp Pure Almond Extract
1/4 tsp Coconut Extract (optional)
1/4 tsp Chocolate Extract (optional)
2 tbs Mini Chocolate Chips (optional, but is it really?)
1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the coconut butter and almond butter until coconut butter is melted (took me 40 seconds total with two, 20-second intervals)
2. Stir in the coconut milk, then add the sweetener and extracts (chocolate chips too if you like). Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate (if refrigerating, stir before using)
Next time I make this I'm going to add 1-2 tbs of vanilla protein powder and maybe 1-2 tsp more of the coconut milk... Mmmm yummy!