When Dude was 2 or 3 years old and in the height of his picky eating, Nutella was a lunchtime staple. Gradually, I was able to expand his palate and then I would conveniently “forget” to buy Nutella as the jar ran out. And eventually I stopped buying it all together (especially once Dude started going to a school with a “no peanut no tree nut” policy).
Then, out of the blue, Spud started asking me if he could have a Nutella sandwich for lunch. I told him that we didn’t have any and had him pick something else. Then he asked the next day. And the next. And the next. Clearly, he wasn’t giving up.
Finally, after telling him (again) that I didn’t have any Nutella, he asked me to make some instead. I didn’t have any hazelnuts on hand, but I did have cashews.
And so, Salted Chocolate Cashew Butter was born, just in time for this week’s #HandCraftedEdibles.