This easy Chocolate Almond Butter recipe is an almond version of a hazelnut spread, and a healthier treat; although it’s gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free, it will satisfy all of your chocolate cravings! Plus it’s made in 15 minutes or less.
If you’re a fan of Nutella, a chocolate lover, have a sweet tooth and you’re looking to indulge on a sweet treat with wholesome ingredients, this dark chocolate almond butter spread is just for you! It’s made with healthy ingredients and it’s perfect to spread on top of bread, a rice cake or even on top of ice cream or graham crackers (healthier versions 😉).
Ingredients you’ll need to make this Chocolate Almond Butter recipe
You’ll need only 5 simple ingredients for this Homemade Chocolate Almond butter, found in any big grocery store:
- Creamy Almond butter. I used store bought, 100% natural almond butter. I find the texture way better than when I make my own in a food processor, but feel free to make a homemade version instead
- Cocoa Powder. It’s used to give the chocolate flavor
- Pure Maple syrup. Helps sweeten the almond butter mixture
- Vanilla extract. Good quality vanilla extract makes a difference!
- Sea Salt. Enhances the flavors
How to make this homemade Nut butter
Theres only one step to make this; just mix the store bought almond butter, cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract and a sprinkle of sea salt together until well combined.
Tips and Tricks for making this Cocoa almond spread
- If you’re making your own nut butter, I suggest using a high powered blender for a better consistency, and if you’re using raw almonds, you can place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast them in the oven. You can also buy lightly salted and roasted almonds, and just omit the sea salt.
- You can swap the almond butter with cashew butter, walnut butter or your favorite nut butter instead
- Try peanut butter instead of the almond butter, and I bet this tastes like a healthier version of peanut butter cups. I’m definitely trying it next time!
- If you feel your nut butter is too dry in the end (this will depend on the nut butter you bought, or if you used your own nut butters), try adding a little bit of melted coconut oil, one teaspoon at a time, until reaching desired consistency
How long will my Chocolate almond spread last?
You can store it in an airtight container or a mason jar and it will last for 3 to 4 weeks. It will last more than that if you store it in the refrigerator
Here’s a video of this delicious spread, so you can see its consistency and texture,
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Chocolate Almond Butter Recipe
- 12 ounces 230 grams 100% natural almond butter (no sugar added)
- 1/4 Cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 Cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Mix all of the ingredients together until well combined