Chocolate Pecan Butter
October is out and November is in. This marks the beginning of the holiday season in our household. In fact, our tree is up (J thinks I'm crazy), Christmas cards are ready, and I've already listened to Boney M once. All before November 7th.
So, since we are entering holiday season, I figured my next batch of 'nut butters' should be more indulgent than my other flavours. Enter chocolate! Chocolate & nuts are BFFs in my books. So this weeks butter is chocolate pecan. Mmm, Nutella what?
3 ingredients = joy!
2 cups pecans
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 325F. Line baking sheet with pecans and toast for 8-10 minutes watching carefully so as not to burn them. Allow to cool slightly.
Place toasted pecans into a food processor and process for 5-8 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of the bowl as needed.
Meanwhile melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between.
Once pecans are smooth and creamy add in melted chocolate and vanilla. Process for another 2-3 minutes.
Store in air-tight container in refrigerator.
**Pecan butter firms up in fridge, allow to sit at room temperature before using.
Check out my other favourite nut butters:
Pecan w/ Cinnamon & Raisin
Vanilla Maple Almond
Honey Cinnamon Almond