For some reason these amaranth snack bars really appeal to me. Maybe because I can parade around as if I had a wholesome diet whilst nomming on some sweet deliciousness. Jonathan is away until the end of the week and I worry I would eat all 81 square inches of it before he returns so I haven't made it just yet. Instead I made some almond butter in preparation.
Homemade nut butters have always scared me a little; nothing ever seems to grind properly. Turns out I just hadn't had the perseverance. Rawmazing's recipe encouraged me and I finally tried it out with my little Philips food processor. I only had one cup of almonds but that was plenty for a first go. It took much longer than 12 minutes, maybe because I was stopping to scrape it so regularly, but it eventually came together without the food processor bursting into flames. I used unblanched almonds and didn't add any agave nectar or salt. It has quite a sticky texture but spreads well and tastes just like… almonds!