Nut Butter Caramel Sticks

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The other night I woke up at about 2 a.m. and this idea popped into my head: Almond Butter Caramel. Yum! After tasting these, my 5-year-old daughter said, “Mommy! These taste like a REAL dessert…like from a RESTAURANT!” Highest compliments. lol These aren’t “sticky” like regular caramel, but the caramel flavor is there, and I actually like the consistency more!

Recipe: Nut Butter Caramel Sticks

1/4 cup butter or coconut oil

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1/2 cup unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk

1/4 cup unsweetened almond butter or other favorite nut butter

dash of salt

Add all ingredients except almond butter to a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until temperature reaches about 220-230 degrees, and it looks like this:

Remove from heat and stir in almond butter. Let cool for about 10 minutes, until the consistency is like almond butter. Spread onto some parchment paper and press to desired width. Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes, until hardened. Cut into sticks and enjoy!

Note: These will soften at room temperature, so I suggest storing them in the fridge until ready to devour.
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