22 DIY nut butter recipes for healthy snacking

Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. ET

Nut butters are no longer a trendy ingredient but a staple in everyone's kitchens these days. What's your favorite?

Whether your true love is fresh cashew butter swirled with honey or you're a hazelnut-chocolate lover, we've got you covered with techniques, tips and tricks on how to make the smoothest (or chunkiest, if that's your thing) nut butters.

1. Homemade peanut butter recipe

peanut butter

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There's nothing like making the classic homemade peanut butter in your own home.

2. Cinnamon-raisin almond butter recipe

almond butter

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A classic favorite, this cinnamon-raisin almond butter is packed with deliciousness.

3. Cinnamon-espresso cashew butter recipe

cashew butter

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For those of us who need an extra boost of caffeine, this cinnamon-espresso cashew butter packs it.

4. Maple-cinnamon almond butter recipe

maple almond butter

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Adding maple syrup to this maple-cinnamon almond butter balances out the nuttiness of the almonds, and the cinnamon spices it up.

5. Vanilla cashew butter recipe

cashew vanilla butter

Cashews are buttery and work so well when making your own nut butters, like in this vanilla cashew butter.

6. Sea salt and honey almond butter recipe

sea salt butter

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Think about adding some sea salt to any of your nut butters to balance out all the sweetness, like in this sea salt and honey almond butter.

7. Chocolate-coconut almond butter recipe

almond joy butter

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If you love Almond Joy chocolate bars, then this chocolate-coconut almond butter is just for you.

8. Maple roasted vanilla almond cashew butter recipe

maple butter

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Mix together a variety of nuts, like in this maple roasted vanilla almond cashew butter.

9. Salted chocolate cashew butter recipe

chocolate cashew butter

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We're drooling over this jar of salted chocolate cashew butter.

10. Roasted almond-pecan pumpkin butter recipe

pecan butter

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Have a random container of pumpkin butter left over from the holidays? Make this roasted almond-pecan pumpkin butter.

11. Honey-vanilla almond nut butter recipe

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Almonds are fatty nuts — the good kind of fat — so this honey-vanilla almond nut butter turns out luscious.

12. Spicy chocolate walnut butter recipe

chocolate walnut butter

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Add a kick of spice to your nut butters, like in this spicy chocolate walnut butter.

13. Sunflower butter recipe

sunflower butter

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Have nut allergies in the family? Make sunflower butter from sunflower seeds.

14. Chocolate-hazelnut spread recipe

hazelnut butter

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If you're as addicted to Nutella as we are, maybe try your hand at making this chocolate-hazelnut spread at home.

15. Raw pecan cashew butter recipe

pecan butter

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This raw pecan cashew butter would be a great base for salad dressings and dipping sauces.

16. Walnut butter baklava butter recipe

baklava butter

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Oh dear, this walnut butter baklava butter has our mouths watering for a bite.

17. Cookies-and-cream peanut butter recipe

cookie butter

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Rich and dark, this cookies-and-cream peanut butter would be amazing drizzled over ice cream.

18. Cinnamon-vanilla almond butter recipe

cinnamon butter

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Adding a hint of spice like cinnamon is always a great idea, like in this cinnamon-vanilla almond butter.

19. Chocolate almond butter recipe

chocolate almond butter

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Don't you just want to lick your screen, seeing this chocolate almond butter?

20. Honey-vanilla chestnut spread recipe

chestnut butter

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Chestnuts are still around thanks to the holiday season, so snatch up the last few, and make this honey-vanilla chestnut spread.

21. Chocolate cashew butter recipe

chocolate butter

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Adding chocolate to nut butters makes them 10 times better, so why not make this chocolate cashew butter today?

22. Homemade maple-toasted pumpkin seed butter recipe

pumpkin seed butter

Toasting pumpkin seeds gives this maple-spiked peanut butter alternative amazing flavor.

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