Nut Butter Squares
Nut butters give us a variety of nuts to chose from and helps those with peanut allergies enjoy what is sometimes (in my opinion) better than peanut butter. Any nut can be easily made into buttery paste.
There also other butters butters that are not in the nut family that work incredibly well as healthy options. One is sunflower seed butter. The second is soy nut butter.
Almond Made from raw or roasted almonds
Cashew Made from raw or roasted cashews
Hazel Made from hazelnuts
Soy "nut" Made from soy beans
Sunflower seed Made from sunflower seeds
Sesame seed Know as tahani, made from toasted
Serving size is typically one tablespoon. Any of these plant butters can be used for baking or in any recipes that uses peanut butter. Add them to cookie, pudding, Thai recipes, fruit salads, smoothies and of course the "PB&J" sandwich. Most of these butters can be purchased at a health food or natural foods market. Easy recipes for these and other nut butters can be found at a site called Greatist.com.
A food processor and an occasional everyday ingredient from your pantry is all that will be needed to make any nut into a creamy paste consistency.
Note of caution:
Nut allergies normally include all nuts. See your health care provider if you want to try these other nut products.