This Chocolate Almond Butter recipe is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s quick, easy, and SO tasty. You’ll never buy it from the grocery store again!
Almond butter is by far one of my favorite nut butters. It has a rich, nutty flavor I love and is filled with nutrients. I recently posted a recipe for traditional almond butter, but it’s not my go-to when I’m craving something sweet.
This homemade chocolate almond butter recipe is the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate cravings. It’s creamy, chocolatey, and has the perfect touch of sweetness. There’s so many ways you can enjoy it and best of all: my version is made with no added sugar! Chocolate almond butter on toast with bananas is one of my new favorite things. You could also just eat it with a spoon…I won’t judge!
This recipe calls for just 4 simple ingredients you might already have on hand. Many recipes use coconut oil and cocoa powder, but I liked the consistency from adding melted chocolate chips. I use stevia-sweetened chocolate chips so there’s no added sugar. The result is creamy goodness. Say goodbye to store-bought chocolate nut butters and hello to this delicious homemade version.
Recipe Ingredients–What You Need
This chocolate almond butter is made with just 4 healthy ingredients you might already have in your pantry!
I used already roasted/salted almonds for this recipe since I couldn’t find raw almonds. The result is a deeper roasted flavor. I prefer starting with raw almonds, but if you can only find roasted, they work, too. I still recommend roasting them for 10 minutes before processing. When you start with warm almonds, the result is creamy almond butter. They’re also full of healthy fats, fiber, protein, and even antioxidants in the brown layer of skin.
I use stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips. Unlike other sugar substitutes, stevia is a natural sweetener which is why I like using it.
Just a little bit of vanilla extract is a great way to add delicious flavor to this dark chocolate almond butter spread.
If you start with unsalted almonds, add salt to taste. If your almonds are already salted, you might just want a sprinkle of sea salt or none at all. It’s up to you and your preference.
How to Make Chocolate Almond Butter Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place almonds on a rimmed baking sheet, and roast for 10 minutes. Allow them to cool for a few minutes.
- Put the roasted almonds in the food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips. You can use a double boiler on the stovetop, or in a safe bowl in the microwave. If using the microwave, heat them in 30 second increments, stirring each time until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Pour the melted chocolate and vanilla into the food processor and continue to process until it is fully combined and creamy, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl as necessary.
- Store your almond butter mixture in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, in the fridge for up to a month.
Ideas for Using Chocolate Almond Butter
This delicious spread is my new favorite treat that can be enjoyed in so many different ways. Here’s some ideas!
- On toast with sliced bananas, strawberries, or raspberries.
- Spread on a tortilla and made into a chocolate fruit wrap.
- Spread it on sliced apples.
- Make a chocolate almond butter and jam sandwich.
- Spread on pancakes or waffles.
- Add it to smoothies that call for nut butter such as my Protein Smoothie.
- Drizzle it on ice cream. It would be great with my Dairy Free Strawberry Ice Cream!
- Spread on graham crackers.
What kind of almonds should I use?
When I photographed this recipe, I used roasted, salted almonds because I couldn’t find raw almonds. I have also made this with raw almonds and you can use either. If you use roasted, salted almonds, you most likely won’t need to add any salt. Regardless of the kind you use, I still recommend roasting them for 10 minutes before processing as the results are better when you use warm almonds, but if you have little patience, you could try to skip the roasting step.
Is chocolate almond butter healthy?
Chocolate almond spread is filled with healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Compared to buying it from the store, making your own nut butters is typically healthier as they don’t contain a long list of foreign ingredients. If you’re a fan of Nutella, but are looking for a healthier version, this recipe is made with no added sugar making it a healthier option. I don’t think there’s a nut butter that’s healthier than others. Each have their own nutrient profile; for example, peanut butter is higher in protein, cashew butter is lower in fat, and walnut butter contains more fat. Ultimately, it’s all up to your taste preference.
What does chocolate almond butter taste like?
It tastes like a cocoa almond spread that’s similar to Nutella minus the hazelnuts and palm oil. It’s mildly sweet, but if you’d like to make it sweeter, you could add pure maple syrup.
Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate chips?
I prefer using dark chocolate as it gives it a rich, chocolatey flavor. If you’re more of a milk chocolate person, feel free to use milk chocolate chips instead.
Can I use a high powered blender instead of a food processor?
Yes, either will work.
How should I store this chocolate almond butter?
You can store this vegan chocolate spread in an airtight container such as a mason jar in the fridge for up to a month or at room temperature for up to a week.
More recipes for you to try:
If you’re a chocolate lover and enjoyed this recipe, I think you’ll love some of these other recipes!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
- Chocolate Bliss Balls
- No Bake Chocolate Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
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