Even though I can’t eat nuts, I am still a fan.
Before I was pegged with a nut allergy, I tried out every kind of nut butter I could get my hands on. Without a shadow of a doubt, my favorite jar is Barney Butter. At $10 a pop, it better be good.
Earlier this week, I got an email from Amy regarding the The Great Blog Sweet Swap. A lightbulb went off. Maybe I can’t eat nutty treats, but the blogger I will be mailing baked goodies too can! I have had this jar of almond butter sitting in my pantry since I shot a smoothie video a few weeks ago, plus a cup of almonds stashed in the freezer. A few hours later, I had created a batch of Barney Butter Biscotti.
Barney Butter Biscotti adapted from Joy the Baker’s Peanut Butter Pecan Biscotti
This is what the log looked like before it went into the oven.
And, here is the after:
Of course, I had to try a bite. They were buttery and soft, and the almond provides a more subtle flavor than peanut butter. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite set up in the oven. The bottoms were overdone, not offensively, but too much to share with my swap partner.
They looked pretty though, and tasted delicious. Justin enjoyed a couple with a glass of milk, and the rest went into work with me today. They vanished within a few hours, barely even a crumb remained!
So, what did I wind up making for the swap? Same ingredients, but cookie form! The theme of the swap is Favorites, and peanut butter cookies are way high on the list (I just can’t eat them…). Hopefully Shelby will enjoy them, and I can’t wait to try what she’s sending. Check her out at Eat, Drink, and Run!
What’s your favorite kind of nut butter?