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Mocha Cashew Butter Recipe

Mocha Cashew Butter Recipe

Flavored with coffee, chocolate and cashews, this easy-to-make spread is a yummy alternative to ordinary peanut butter. Make a jar for yourself and a few more for gifts. —Mary Houchin, Lebanon, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups salted cashews
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • Additional salted cashews, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place cashews in a food processor. Cover and process until finely ground. Add 1/4 cup butter; process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips, coffee granules, water and remaining butter. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Stir into cashew mixture. Top with additional cashews if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon (calculated without additional cashews) equals 114 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.