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Remember when I went off the grid in December because I decided I was going to make all my Christmas gifts? Remember when I then spent HOURS knitting, making christmas cards, cookies, nut butters, my own lip balm, all-natural soy candles, sponge painting doily outlines onto tote bags, spray painting coke bottles, sewing when I don’t really know how to sew, and overall, losing my mind because I bit off more than I could chew?

Probably not. I managed to shield you from most of the insanity but things got crazy. There were just one too many pinterest projects I decided to tackle.

But as I stated above, one of the gifts I made for my friends was nut butters. I made a bunch, threw in a soy candles  and wrapped them all up nicely in a super cute totebag. Turns out, it was a hit. Amelia and Melinda are convinced I could make money off these they are so good. Problem is, my food processor would weep if I asked it to make that many nut butters. And I’m far too lazy

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Cake Batter Cashew Butter
from edible perspective, slightly tweaked

  • 2c raw cashews
  • 1/4-1/3t fine grain sea salt
  • 3/4 T vanilla extract
  • 1/2t almond extract
  • 1T palm sugar
  • 2T sprinkles (you get valentine’s day ones for this post cause that was the first thing I grabbed)
  1. Preheat your oven to 250*.
  2. Roast cashews on a pan for about 30min, turning 1-2x until lightly golden brown. You really want to keep an eye on them in the last 10 minutes. They go from golden to burnt very quickly.
  3. Let cool 5-10min and pour into your food processor.
  4. Turn on and let process until butter is smooth.  You will need to scrape down the bowl numerous times before this occurs.  It takes about 8-12min to smooth out.
  5. Once smooth, add in salt, vanilla extract, almond extract, and palm sugar.
  6. Process again until smooth, scraping the bowl as necessary.  ~2-4min.
  7. Empty into a bowl and place in the fridge for 15-30min until room temp or slightly cool.
  8. Stir in sprinkles.

*If you’re at the 12min mark and nothing is happening, add in 1/2T at a time of tasteless oil.

You can eat this on pretty much anything you would use peanut butter for, which is pretty much everything. And it will be delicious!

And even though this has valentines day sprinkles on it, this is not one of the valentine’s day treats I promised. I don’t know many people who would want cashew butter as a Valentine’s day gift. Actually… that’s a lie but most NORMAL people would not want cashew butter for a valentine’s day gift.

Also, can everyone do a snow dance or ritual tonight please. I would REALLY love to have the whole day off from work. Kthanks.

 

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