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If you’re still in need of a last minute gift idea, this Macadamia White Chocolate and Maple Spread may very well be exactly what you’re looking for, especially if the person you are wanting to surprise happens to be a lover of all things Maple!

To be honest, I myself created this spread with the set intention of gifting it to a friend, but now that I tasted it, I’m seriously starting to reconsider… I’m sure I can think of something else that they would like just as much! A gold fish, a live clam, or baby parakeet, maybe?

Yeah right… who am I kidding? Not a chance. This delicious concoction will be going away to its new forever home just as soon as the clock hits midnight on Christmas day. Looks like I’ll have to whip me up another batch if I want some for myself.

And I might very well do that! After all, it’s so super easy to make, and we all know how much I LOVE making nut butters!

I chose to make this particular spread in my Vitamix because I wanted it to have a super smooth and creamy consistency, a texture that would be as close as possible to that of Pure Maple Butter. However, if you didn’t own one of those kitchen superheros, you could just as well make this spread in a regular food processor. Only you may need to process your ingredients for a bit longer between each addition and might have to scrape the sides a little more often. And the final texture might not be quite AS creamy.

But I wouldn’t let that stop you! The taste will be EXACTLY the same, and THAT is what truly counts.

I’m telling you, this is a treat that you will be forever remembered for… if you can ever get yourself to actually give it away, that is!

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I’m not kidding when I say this one is really quick and easy to make. Don’t blink or you might miss a step!

Fist off, put the macadamia nuts, cashew pieces and cacao butter into the container of your High-Speed Blender.

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Process for about 1 minute total, slowly increasing the speed and stopping to scrape the sides at least once, until the butter warms up and starts to get creamy.

You may need to initially push your ingredients down into the spinning blades with the black plastic thingamajig, but you’ll find that they will go on their own in no time at all.

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Next, add some maple sugar, (I used maple sugar flakes, but regular maple sugar would work just as well, so long as it’s the real deal!) salt and scraped vanilla seeds and resume processing, again increasing the speed progressively, until your spread becomes really creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes total.

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You may want to scrape the sides a few times, just to make sure you get every last morsel mixed in.

See how creamy that is? I think we’re ready for the next step.

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With the motor running on low-medium speed, add the maple syrup through the feeding hole.

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Once all the syrup has been added, increase the speed to high and let the spread spin for another minute, until it becomes really super smooth, creamy and dreamy.

Now remove the lid, stick your nose in that container and inhale deeply. Repeat as many times as you deem necessary.

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When you’re done sniffing your Maple Spread, transfer the finished product to a half-pint glass jar and then garnish with a generous pinch of pure maple sugar flakes.

But before we do that, let’s take a good long look at that amazing texture! Oh my… I don’t know about you, but I can almost taste this, just by looking at it. And my mouth is salivating, big time, too.

That’s it. I’m keeping that jar.

My friend is getting a gold fish!

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Oh, right! I almost forgot…

If at all possible, let your maple spread rest for at least 24 hours, to allow flavors to meld and fully develop.

Notice I said IF…

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Macadamia White Chocolate and Maple Spread

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
This delicious Macadamia White Chocolate and Maple Spread would make for an amazing last minute gift... if you ever managed to find the guts to give it away
Servings: 40 (±2½ cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 150g | 5.25oz raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup 150g | 5.25oz raw cashew pieces
  • 1/2 cup 70g | 2.5oz finely chopped cacao butter
  • 1-1/2 cup 115g | 4oz pure maple sugar flakes or pure maple sugar
  • 1 cup 240ml pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped

Instructions

  • Put the macadamia nuts, cashew pieces and cacao butter into your High-Speed Blender container.
  • Process for about 1 minute total, slowly increasing the speed and stopping to scrape the sides at least once, until the butter starts to get creamy.
  • Add maple sugar, salt and vanilla seeds and resume processing, again increasing the speed progessively, until your spread becomes really creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes total. You may want to scrape the sides a few times, just to make sure you get all the bits and pieces mixed in.
  • With the motor running on low-medium speed, add the maple syrup through the feeding hole. Once all the syrup has been added, increase the speed to high and let the spread spin for 1 minute, until really super smooth, creamy and dreamy.
  • Transfer your finished butter to a half-pint glass jar and garnish with a generous pinch of pure maple sugar flakes.
  • If at all possible, let your maple spread rest for at least 24 hours, to allow flavors to meld and fully develop.

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 31mg, Potassium: 65mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Author: Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

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