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Almond Joy Butter

by practicewithdanielle
Almond Joy butter sitting on a white napkin in an open jar with a spoon next to it.

I haven’t eaten sugar in ONE WHOLE WEEK.

I won’t talk your ear off about.

Part of me is doing this because there’s a challenge with my local gym but another part wants to see if I can really do it. If I’m being honest with myself, my sugar intake has been through the roof these past few months.

So yea, let’s have a go.

To be clear, I’m breaking all sorts of rules that go along with this nutrition plan – like “no coffee” (b*tch pls) and no alcohol (just a little). Still gotta live my life.

In celebration of my one week mark – I’m sharing one of my favorite little spreads from inside the most sugar-laden cake I’ve ever made – The Almond Joy Cake.

This cake was pure insanity from the moment I sat down to write it out.

…Four layers…
…four different fillings…
…two days of baking…
…and a hidden surprise with candied almonds

It turned out better than I’d hoped for, but let’s be honest, we can’t eat Almond Joy Cake every day. I didn’t sleep for 2 days after a slice of that puppy.

There’s one layer from this cake I’ve made time and time again – and that’s Almond Joy Butter.

Almond Joy butter sitting on a white napkin in a closed jar with a spoon next to it.

Here are my favorite things about it:

It doesn’t have any sugar in it and that includes the usual hidden suspects like honey, agave, maple, etc.

It perfectly blends the most compatible flavors in the world – coconut, chocolate, andalmond.


Got the awkward ends of a loaf of bread leftover? Throw it on. Oatmeal? Obviously. Got a spoon lying around? I think you know what to do.

You’re going to want to slather this luscious butter on everything in your kitchen.

You’ve been warned.

Almond Joy butter sitting on a white napkin in an open jar with a spoon next to it.

Almond Joy Butter
Start making 30 minutes before you want Almond Joy Butter

1 cup almonds
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 ½ Tbsp cocoa powder (or cacao powder if you wanna super-charge the health benefits)
½ tsp vanilla extract
Tiny pinch of salt

Start by roasting the almonds in the oven at 300F for about 11-13 minutes. You’ll smell them when they’re done.

Let the almonds cool slightly then blend in a food processor. You can get some really little powerful ones on Amazon. I had this one for about 5 years till I cracked the bowl and decided to upgrade for a bigger one.

Blend the roasted almonds until you’ve got something that looks like almond butter, about 5-10 minutes. Add your other ingredients and continue blending for 5-10 additional minutes.

Pour into an airtight container and store in room temp for up to a month or so. Lick the bowl clean.


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