10 Next-Level Almond Butter Recipes

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Not that we have anything against peanut butter, but almond butter is a condiment boss. The alternative nut spread has gained a serious foodie following over the past few years, becoming Jif and Skippy's trendier sibling. There's just something about its flavor that, in my humble opinion, lends a more mysterious, charismatic, and complex taste. Not to mention the fact that we can put on everything.

Sure, you can simply spread it on some bread with jam or serve it as a dip with your favorite fruit. But if you're looking to do almond butter some real justice, check out these next-level recipes. Sorry, peanut butter, but it looks likes your almondy counterpart might just overtake prime spot in the pantry.
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Chocolate Raspberry Almond Butter Bars
These no-bake bars are fast and easy, with layers of frozen raspberries and creamy almond butter.
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Photo: Courtesy of Minimalist Baker.
Thai Noodle Bowls With Almond Butter Tofu
Almond butter mixed with sesame oil, tamari, lime juice, and some crushed red pepper flakes makes for a kick-ass tofu marinade.
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Photo: Courtesy of Sprouted Kitchen.
Almond Butter Cups
These beauties are very similar to Trader Joe's classic Dark Chocolate PB Cups — only better. They're homemade AND use a dollop of airy almond butter instead of the traditional PB.
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Coconut, Vanilla, & Almond Butter Smoothie
Try adding almond butter to your smoothies for a subtler nut flavor that'll harmonize with all those other creamy ingredients.
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Banana Bread Doughnuts With An Almond Butter Glaze
The nut butter glaze on these banana doughnuts is further intensified with a sprinkling of delicious dark chocolate.
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Photo: Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess.
Almond Butter & Fig Grilled Cheese
Whoever invented the almond butter grilled cheese should be given a gold medal.
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No-Bake Energy Bites
Almond butter is an instant binder — meaning no baking is required.
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Rainbow Chicken Salad With Almond Honey Mustard Dressing
Take tangy honey mustard dressing to new, nuttier heights with a little bit of almond butter.
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Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins
Sweet potatoes and almond butter were a match made in muffin heaven — bonus points for spreading on a little extra post-baking.
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Photo: Courtesy of Handle the Heat.
Almond-Butter Snickerdoodles
Who knew that snickerdoodles could be improved? Almond butter adds a layer of delicate nuttiness to these cinnamon-dusted sugar cookies.