When it comes to a healthy snack, you can't beat a handful of almonds. Just one ounce of almonds gives you half of the vitamin E you need each day.
That's why one of the more popular nut butters is made from almonds. It's a great pantry item that's often healthier than peanut butter. Plus, it tastes just as good in sandwiches as it does on apple slices.
But, have you ever tried using it in a dessert?
Keep reading for some delicious almond butter desserts so you can add the ingredients to your shopping list.
1. Almond Butter Cookies
If you've ever been to a bake sale, you've probably seen peanut butter cookies. You can spot them by the cross-hatched markings on the top.
These Almond Butter Cookies are a new twist on the childhood classic. For the best texture, make sure to use almond butter that's slightly runny.
You can also make these cookies vegan-friendly by using a flax egg and some coconut oil. These cookies also freeze well, in case there's any left over.
2. Almond Butter Banana Ice Cream
If you're looking for healthy almond butter desserts, try this simple ice cream recipe. All you need is frozen bananas, a food processor, and some almond butter. You can also stir in mini chocolate chips for more flavor.
You can either enjoy it right away if you like a soft serve consistency or transfer it to a freezer-safe container for scoop-able ice cream. This simple dessert is great as both a last-minute dessert or a healthy snack in the afternoon.
3. Almond Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts
If you want a taste of nostalgia, look no further than the tasty and adorable dessert in this article. These handheld treats will be a hit with both kids and adults.
The flaky homemade pastry is filled with strawberries and roasted nut butter. A drizzle of icing on top gives these pop tarts just the right amount of sweetness.
4. Almond Butter Blondies
Blondies have all the texture of a brownie, but without the chocolate. These Almond Butter Blondies offer a fun twist on a classic blondie recipe. Plus, they're Paleo-friendly.
These dessert bars feature wholesome ingredients like almond butter, honey, eggs, and a little almond flour to hold everything together. You can even add chopped nuts or chocolate for more texture.
5. Almond Butter Rice Crispy Treats
Rice crispy treats are one of the simplest desserts you can make. This recipe updates the classic bars with more wholesome ingredients.
Rather than marshmallows and butter, this recipe uses a combination of almond butter and maple syrup. You can also add in more chopped almonds for even more crunch and protein.
Treat Yourself to One of These Almond Butter Desserts
Whether you have a surplus of almond butter in your pantry or you're just tired of using peanut butter, these almond butter desserts are sure to delight. Try updated versions of classic desserts or try something completely different.
If you're looking for more great recipes, keep scrolling our blog for more ideas.