Chocolate Nut Butter (made with Coconut Oil)
This homemade Chocolate Nut Butter is easy and only requires a few ingredients. A dairy free, vegan version of the popular spread.
I love making my own nut butters and playing with different add-ins. Chocolate is a classic and goes well with any nut. My personal favorite is almond or cashew, but feel free to use what ever your favorite is. You can even use hazelnuts for a copycat Nutella. This version is much less sugar though! It is so delicious I could easily eat the whole jar by myself! It is smooth, has just the right amount of chocolate, and isn’t overly sweet. The coconut oil added to it keeps it creamy and smooth, but it’s not oily and doesn’t taste like coconut.
Kept at room temperature it is pretty thin. If you want it to be thicker just store it in the fridge. It will harden up quickly and will become just the right thickness. It is good on so many things! Waffles, toast, bananas, and of course, eaten off a spoon. That’s how I’ve been having it.
Just a tip- depending on the nut you choose will determine how long it will take to become smooth. Softer nuts like cashews and peanuts will take about 5 minutes, but harder nuts like almonds or walnuts will take up to 20 minutes. Just be patient, scrap the sides down as necessary and give the blender a break so it doesn’t overheat. The nut butter will go from a powder, to clumpy (like a pie crust), to a paste, to smooth.
Once you try this homemade chocolate nut butter version, you’ll never want store bought again! This is also great for gift giving. Make up a batch and pour it into small jars and give it away. People will love it!
- 1 lb. unsalted nuts about 2 cups
- 3 tbsp powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup Golden Barrel Coconut Oil melted
- In a food processor or high powered blender, process nuts until smooth. This could take between 5-20 minutes depending on the nut you choose and the processor you’re using.
- Once smooth, add in the sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and coconut oil.
- Process again until smooth and mixed.
- Pour into a mason jar and store in the fridge or at room temperature if it will be eaten quickly.
Paleo? Powdered Sugar?
Hi Jessica- sorry for the confusion. In the text on my site is mentions to replace the powdered sugar with coconut sugar to keep it paleo. I hope that helps.
I want to send this as a gift…how long will it last unrefrigerated?
Hi Pat- I think it should stay good for up to a month not refrigerated. I hope they enjoy it!
Are the nuts roasted or raw?