This past weekend I took to my Facebook page to ask what your favorite Halloween candy is. Not just because I couldn’t stop thinking about candy, but because I wanted to do a Healthy Halloween recipe for you guys! Winning by a landslide was your favorite chocolate pb treat, Reese’s!

Today I have vegan-ified those little chocolate cups of heaven and traded in the peanut butter for nutritious MaraNatha Maple Almond Butter!

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Warning: This product is highly addictive! I literally ate spoonfuls of this straight out of the jar! As a product that is completely raw with no preservatives, no additives, and no artificial flavors or colors I have to give this 5 stars. It’s smooth yet still has that authentic gritty almond texture mixed in and spreads nicely. The taste is absolutely on par. You get a hint of the maple without it being too overpowering or too sweet. The “no stir” addition makes it soooo easy to use, especially when you keep it in the refrigerator. No more chunks of hardened almond butter stuck in the bottom of the jar!

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Here is why my Reese’s Redo is a part of Healthy Halloween!
Learn why this sweet treat isn’t just delicious, but nutritious too:

5 Fast Facts About Almonds:

  • contains calcium, zinc, magnesium, and iron
  • packed with protein
  • loaded with fiber
  • contains many important B-complex groups of vitamins
  • filled with heart-healthy monounsaturated fat

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • improves metabolism
  • can help improve cholesterol

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • high levels of antioxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium as the same amount of  milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:

  • contains over 300 compounds including protein, copper, calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • contains 4 different neuro-transmitters that act as anti-depressants
  • contains essential fatty acids
  • can help to lower blood pressure

Make sure to read all the way through the post for your chance to win some MaraNatha goodies to make your own Vegan Reese’s Almond Butter Cups!

Vegan-Reese's-1 mix the chocolate

Vegan-Reese'spour evenly

Vegan-Reese's-2freeze for 15 minutes

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Vegan-Reese's-4drop 1/2 Tbsp of MaraNatha Raw No Stir Maple Almond Butter in each chocolate cup

Vegan-Reese's-5cover and fill to the rim with remaining chocolate

Vegan-Reese's-6freeze for 15 minues

Vegan-Reese's-9enjoy!

Vegan Almond Butter Cups
Makes 12

1/2 cup Maranatha Coconut Butter
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
2 Tbsp grade b pure maple syrup
3 oz of Maranatha Raw No Stir Maple Almond Butter
12 mini cupcake liners

Line a mini cupcake tin with mini cupcake liners. Melt coconut butter/oil and combine with the raw cacao, and maple syrup in a medium size bowl and stir until well combined. Divide the chocolate liquid in half and reserve one half for the “top layer” of the almond butter cups. Pour the chocolate evenly in each liner and freeze for at least 15 minutes or until hardened. Remove the tin from the freezer. Drop 1/2 tablespoon of Maranatha Maple Almond Butter at a time on top of each frozen/hardened chocolate cup. After almond butter has been dropped into each cup, pour the remaining half of the chocolate until filled to the top and almond butter is covered. Carefully place them into the freezer (to expedite the process) for at least 15 minutes or until hardened. Keep almond butter cups in the refrigerator until served because they will melt and lose their shape at room temperature if the coconut butter/oil begins to melt.

Maranatha-Giveaway
It’s your chance to win some goodies from MaraNatha!
One lucky RFFMBT reader will win 1 jar of MaraNatha Coconut Butter, 1 jar of MaraNatha No Stir Raw Maple Almond Butter, 1 jar of MaraNatha No Stir Coconut Almond Butter (brand spanking new product!)!

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me your favorite way to eat almond/nut butter.

2. Instagram a photo of how you enjoy almond or nut butter with the handles @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth @MaraNatha and hashtag #RFFMBTmaranatha
- Leave a separate comment with the URL to your Instagram photo.

This means you can earn up to two entries!
Giveaway ends on Thursday, October 24th at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced on Friday, October 25th! Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

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115 Responses so far.

  1. Favorite way to enjoy almond butter is straight from the jar. I use a measuring spoon to control myself. One tablespoon eaten like a lollipop…heaven.

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  2. I’ve always loved the childhood way – smeared on celery.

    Response from Becki @ Bites 'n Brews
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  3. My favorite way to eat almond butter is to slather it on a rice cake and top it with bananas and honey. It is soo delicious! After trying almond butter, I can’t go back to peanut butter!

    Response from Lauren
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  4. ooh I love almond butter! I can eat it straight out of the jar, or in a smoothie. Both delicious. Thanks Catherine for this giveaway!

    Response from Amanda W.
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  5. If I’m honest, my favorite way to eat almond butter is with a spoon. But if I’m being responsible, I’ll put it in a smoothie or have it on toast with a banana before my run.

    Response from Liz
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  6. My favorite way to eat almond butter is straight out of the jar! But, I definitely like the crunchy better :)

    Response from Jennifer Lyle
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  7. Favorite way to eat almond butter is with an apple!

    Response from Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
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  8. I like to add almond butter to smoothies for a yummy serving of plant based fat. :) Yum!

    Response from Caitlin
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  9. I love eating almond butter (or peanut butter!) straight up on a spoon! Or I’ll have it on a banana, to feel better about eating it so quickly. ;)

    Response from Tracy
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  10. I love it in my overnight oatmeal the best!!
    Or just the traditional way….an almond butter and jelly sandwich…yummmmmmmmmmm

    Response from Cathy
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  11. Definitely love mixing it in my banana + almond milk smoothies in the morning! YUM!!!

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  12. Response from Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
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  13. YUM! Must try this recipe! Up until about a month ago, I hadn’t ever tried raw almond butter. It’s so much richer than peanut butter, and I love it! I really enjoy it on a piece of toast with some apple slides.

    Response from Jessica
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  14. I love putting almond butter on a banana as a snack :)

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  15. I like to eat it by the spoonful, does that count? Hehe ;) Honestly, I love it on all things – sandwiches, oatmeal, toast and with chocolate!

    Response from Becky @ Olives n Wine
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  16. Peanut butter on plain whole wheat toast with fresh sprouts. Coconut butter on sweet or pumpkin bagels, all other nuts, on anything. I call these butters my steak. Yummy. So delish.

    Response from Lori
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  17. on a toasted slice of bread. plain and simple :)

    Response from Rachel
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  18. On a slice of toasted whole wheat bread with sliced banana!

    Response from Kate Stephens
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  19. I love to pair it with banana

    Response from Kaylin
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  20. Love these – it’s so easy to make your own candy (and so much better!). Now, I have to get some of that maple almond butter!

    Response from Alyssa (Everyday Maven)
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  21. My fave way to eat almond butter is…on a spoon! mmmm, YUM.

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  22. I love it on Wasa!

    Response from Natalie
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  23. With a spoon! :)
    Or, on toast with cinnamon and sliced banana is my go-to breakfast.

    Response from Valerie
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  24. my fave fave fave way of eating nut butter is making chocolate almond butter bars granola bars!! highly addictive and oh so delicious!!! and healthy too :) thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I love it on whole grain toast with raisins Yum-o!

    Response from Lori
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  26. Favorite way is a big spoonful in my oatmeal!

    Response from Clarice
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  27. I love putting almond butter in my coconut milk, cinnamon, and banana smoothie!

    Response from Jennifer
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  28. Nut butter is delectable! I enjoy it in my oatmeal or lining my celery with cocoa nibs on top!

    Response from Nichol
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  29. I love to use nut butters as the “sauce” when I make my daughter waffle/dessert pizzas. Anything to get a picky toddler to eat something semi healthy ;) http://instagram.com/p/d5IQohnA3W/

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  30. With yogurt and honey <3 the most addictive thing ever, so much that I have to keep yogurt and almond butter out of my house entirely :(

    Response from SC
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  31. Nut butter on a banana is my favorite! Thanks for hosting! :)

    Response from Kristen E
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  32. I like making homemade granola bars

    Response from Alison
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  33. My absolute favorite way to eat nut butter is with steel cut oatmeal and sliced bananas! I use a spoonful and mix it in with my oatmeal. Slice a banana on top and chomp away!

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  34. Yay, I have all the ingredients in my pantry!

    My fave way to eat almond butter is on a toasted bagel, with sliced banana

    Response from Jojo @ RunFastEatLots
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  35. Though I’ve not yet grown to like almond butter, I will need to try this recipe. I love a dab of peanut butter with apple or banana slices!

    Response from Danielle
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  36. I love putting almond butter on my toast with honey. Obviously straight from the jar is the best though!

    Response from Jenn
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  37. On a graham cracker with a little honey and cinnamon! I can’t wait to try the coconut almond butter!!

    Response from Eliza
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  38. in a sandwich with blueberry jelly is the best!

    Response from Tiffany
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  39. My favorite way is in Banana Candy. Slice a banana in half, lengthwise. Spread almond butter on one side. Drizzle honey over almond butter. Sprinkle cacao bits over honey (optional). put banana back together. Wrap in wax paper. Freeze for an hour or more. Slice and….yum!

    Response from Julie
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  40. I love to eat a simple, classic almond butter and jelly sandwich.

    Response from Emily O'Rourke
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  41. I love to eat almond butter in my oatmeal :)

    Response from Chelsea
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  42. I love almond butter with a crisp apple. It makes a sweet and savory treat!

    Response from Lauren
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  43. I love almond butter on graham crackers and english muffins

    Response from Melissa
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  44. I love almond butter on a toasted whole wheat english muffin or mixed into greek yogurt! I also love coconut butter so I HAVE to win this giveaway lol

    Response from Jordan D
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  45. I like almond butter and banana sandwiches.

    Response from Susan Christy
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  46. I used to think peanut butter was the best thing ever. Until I tasted almond butter, which is about a billion times better. I like it best straight off the spoon

    Response from Catie
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  47. On bananas or celery!

    Response from Laura
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  48. Almond butter stirred into oatmeal = thumbs up!

    Response from Christine
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  49. I enjoy almond butter in smoothies or on toast.

    Response from LisaT
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  50. I love I eat almond butter on bananas! Yum!

    Response from Beth
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  51. My favorite way to eat almond butter is on green apples. I just love it!

    Response from Kathleen
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  52. My favorite way to eat almond butter is slathered on a brown rice cake and topped with sliced bananas and cinnamon! Yum!

    Response from Christina G
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  53. I love almond butter in oatmeal–perfection!

    Response from Whitney W
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  54. My favorite way to eat almond butter is with celery, ants on a log style :)

    Response from Mariah
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  55. My favorite way to eat any nut butter is with an apple or banana. It is my go-to morning snack.

    Response from Victoria
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  56. I love almond butter in my post-workout ‘milkshake’.

    I use one banana, 1/2 cup almond milk, almond butter, cinnamon, cacao powder, vanilla, chia seeds, chocolate chips (and whatever else I might be feeling :) ) Blend it all together and boom! Great snack :)

    Response from Samm
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  57. My favorite way to enjoy almond butter is definitely in some no bake energy balls!!

    Response from Jennifer R.
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  58. I enjoy eating almond butter and strawberry sandwiches, which I had for breakfast this morning actually, too bad I didn’t catch a photo! I love MaraNatha products, they taste amazing and you can trust the quality.

    Good luck to everyone!

    Response from Rebecca Wright
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  59. I love to eat almond butter on bananas or apples. I sometimes blend a dollop of it in with my smoothies, and of course on my sprouted cinnamon raisin toast with some unsweetened apple butter!

    Response from virginia
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  60. I love nut butter on apple slices. My son eats it by the spoonful, ‘protein pops’. The maple almond sounds fabulous!

    Response from MichelleH
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  61. I love almond butter with apple slices for an afternoon snack. Heavenly!

    Response from Alexis
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  62. Those two ingredient (banana and egg) pancakes go great with almond butter

    Response from Jacquelyn
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  63. I like using almond butter to make dressings and sauces!

    Response from Mackenzie Rifkin
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  64. Apples and peanut butter!

    Response from Ms. Morgan Leigh
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  65. Straight up with a spoon :)

    Response from Helen
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  66. I love to have it with bananas. I also make almond butter and raw honey on grain sprouted bread. (A throw back to my peanut butter and fluff sandwiches as a kid)

    Response from Tanya
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  67. Honestly on a spoon is amazing :) But in actuality, I used to eat it on celery and progressed to spooning it onto my banana alongside some chocolate milk. Now I like to add it to smoothies, bananas, blueberries, or anything that is within reach during meal time. I’ve established an oats + apple slices or blueberries for breakfast pattern and love it!

    Response from Kaitlin
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  68. I adore almond butter! Especially on top of protein pancakes.

    Response from Lexi
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  69. I make my own almond butter, and put it on almost everything. I love it in the morning with whole grain toast, and some fresh berries.

    Response from Andrea
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  70. I love almond butter on apples, and recently discovered I love it in my morning oatmeal, too!

    Response from Meagan
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  71. My favorite way is on a ripe banana. Its the perfect post workout treat!

    Response from Whitney Wade
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  72. Almond butter blended into my chocolate avocado smoothie, yum!

    Response from Karen
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  73. I love eating almond butter on whole wheat toast with slices of banana!

    Response from Kelsey
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  74. I love mixing almond butter with cocoa powder to make a chocolately dessert – eaten straight off the spoon. Yum!

    Response from Madison
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  75. By the spoonful!

    Response from Leah
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  76. I loooove being able to quickly grab a toasted almond butter and jam sandwich on my way to classes for the day! Almond butter and jam sandwiches are NEVER disappointing!!:D

    Response from Ashley
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  77. Almond butter on toast and topped with thin pear slices… so good!

    Response from Chea
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  78. I love eating almond and nut butter in plain greek yogurt with bananas and nuts! Yummm!

    Response from Devan
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  79. i’m a legit nut butter FIEND, so every way to eat nut butter is my favorite. but lately i’ve been enjoying in my morning oats, with homemade crockpot apple butter. and of course straight-up from the spoon/jar. duh.

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  80. I like to put peanut butter on apples :-)

    Response from Courtney
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  81. I love putting nut butter on apples!

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  82. I like it straight out of the jar on a spoon!

    Response from Leslie S
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  83. I love making homemade almond butter! If I’m not scooping it straight out of the jar, i eat it with Granny Smith apples and/ or strawberries. It’s an odd combo, but soooo delicious!

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  84. My favorite way to eat almond butter is mixed into a smoothie/milkshake using a frozen banana, cinnamon, vanilla, almond butter and almond milk.

    Response from Emily N.
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  85. my favorite way is with bananas!

    Response from Jeanne
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  86. I’m a huge fan of the classic almond butter and nutella sandwich. So delicious, and I can trick myself into thinking it’s healthy…

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  88. Just give me a spoon and a jar of nut butter and I will be in heaven! Apples and bananas with nut butter with work as well. Or if I need some chocolate (which is all the time) then I’ll add some dark chocolate chips on my spoon of nut butter!

    Response from Melanie
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  89. I love putting almond butter into delicious almond butter banana cupcakes with almond butter and molasses frosting!

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  90. Love it on Ezekiel raisin toast with sliced kiwis and chia seeds on top

    Response from Karen
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  91. Raw almond butter smeared on some thin brown rice cakes and topped with strawberry jam. To die for.

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  93. My fav way to eat almond butter is with an apple.

    Response from KMM
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  94. I love eating peanut butter with apples! YUM! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Response from Ashley
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  95. My favorite way to enjoy almond butter is inside a medjool date! It’s like candy!

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  96. With a spoon! Or with apples if I want to feel a little healthier.

    Response from CassandraH
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  97. Spread it over whole wheat wrap bread with various fruits! Great breakfast option!

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  99. With a spoon!!! Yum:)

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  100. on whole wheat toast with banana and cinnamon! Perfection!

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  101. I eat it several ways — one way is to cut slices of celery and spread it on that! Or just on bread….
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  102. I love eating nut butter the simple way on a piece of toast or cracker – munch munch away until the lusciousness hits my mouth :)

    Response from Blessie Nelson
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  103. Old fashioned way — as a dip for apple slices! Yum!!!

    Response from Casey Wanna
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  104. My favorite way to eat almond butter is to mix it with a little bit of coconut oil and freeze for 15 minutes – it taste like almond butter fudge!

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  105. I love nut butter on cottage cheese, oatmeal, or banana! Otherwise, I like to mix peanut powder into greek yogurt and freeze it to make peanut butter froyo. yum!

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  106. banana & almond butter… mmm

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  107. My favorite way to eat nut butters is straight out of the jar!

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  108. I love to eat it by the spoonful ;)

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  109. I put it in my smoothies. :)

    Response from Colleen
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  110. I love ANY kind of nut butter – sunflower seed butter, almond, cashew, coconut…yum. Love it all, especially on gluten-free toast!

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  111. I love almond butter on bananas!

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  112. I love almond butter in my pancakes!

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  113. Hi! I tried out this recipe but when I mixed the chocolate it was more of a dough, than an liquid. I had to add water to really get a pourable mixture. Did I do something wrong? Are those portions listed correct? (Btw – I used coconut butter, not oil)

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    • Hi Mel! You have to use coconut oil to get the right consistency for this recipe. I slightly heated the oil so it became liquidy. Coconut OIL is JUST the oil that is extracted from the meat, and coconut BUTTER is the whole meat of the coconut pureed into a creamy butter, so I think that was the problem!

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      • Thanks so much for the quick reply! Ill def retry soon with coconut oil instead! Thx for the great recipes!

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