Even if you didn’t win my randomly Roald Dahl inspired OXO giveaway (or don’t win the “I Heart My State” Honey Roasted Peanut Butter giveaway) never fear, because you’ve all still unknowingly stumbled upon your very own Golden Ticket.You see, even though Matilda might be my favorite Roald Dahl novel, and I might encounter The
BFG BFS daily, it is hard to deny the joy of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (even after it was turned into a creepy movie,* not once…but twice.)
*Seriously, do not try and tell me Gene Wilder singing as the boat sails through the tunnel is not just a little irksome.I am, in fact, reading Charlie & The Chocolate Factory to my first grade students right now. [And having to edit for Wonka's occasionally very grown up language...trust me, you don't want to have to explain the phrase "silly a$%" to a six-year-old.]And, although I’ve never been one of those gals who “just has to have chocolate or I might punch somebody in the face”–at anytime of the month–I do appreciate a good bite now and then. [This Noi Sirius Icelandic chocolate they sell at Whole Foods comes to mind.] Heck, I somehow even managed to use my enthusiasm for the Cville Candy Company’s chocolate to take over his stand at the Monticello Wine Trail Festival over the weekend. [And somehow make $2....]
But forget about that, the real question is:
What do you get with your Golden Ticket?
Well, nothing more (or less) than your very own chocolate river.
After all, macadamia nuts on their own make for a delicious butter.Add some vanilla extract and a pinch of sugar, and you’ve really just got cake frosting on your hands (or spatula, as the case may be).
…it’s really quite inevitable that even MORE Wonka-esque magic should happen.I tell you what: the Oompa Loompas are definitely going to have to pick both me AND Augustus out of “the most delicious fudge,” because I’m pretty sure I’m following Augustus straight into this chocolate river and up the pipe.
Hopefully I’ll still fit once I’m done with this.*
*Who am I kidding? It’s already all gone.
Macadamia Choc-oconut Butter
(Makes about 1 cup)
1 cup macadamia nuts
2 Tbsp. coconut butter (store bought or homemade)
3 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips
1/4 tsp. salt
Process macadamia nuts in a food processor until smooth and VERY creamy.
In a microwave safe bowl, heat coconut butter and chocolate chips for 1 minute. Remove and stir well until creamy.
Add chocolate coconut mixture and salt to the food processor.
Process until smooth and river-like.