Chocolate Almond Butter

by M Caroline
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Get your taste buds ready, because this chocolate almond butter is the perfect blend of chocolate, creamy goodness!

chocolate almond spread

This chocolate almond spread looks as good as it tastes, so it’s idea for sharing with friends, or as a late night indulgence.

This recipe is delicious as a spread over toast for breakfast, a quick snack dip for fruit, or an indulgent chocolate almond butter dessert. No matter how you use it, this cocoa almond spread is a lovely mixture of roasted almonds and the richness of chocolate.

We adore homemade dessert dips! Try our healthy chocolate fruit dip, or this fun holiday chocolate chip mint dip.

Do I need to use roasted almonds?

Roasted almonds are necessarily for a nice roasted flavor in this recipe. If you don’t have roasted almonds, you can roast your own.

To roast your own almonds, take shelled raw or natural almonds, and roast them on a baking sheet for 375 Fahrenheit for 8 minutes or until lightly roasted. Cool completely before using in the recipe.

Want to make a vegan chocolate spread?

cocoa almond butter

It’s easy to make this recipe a vegan chocolate almond butter. Just substitute maple syrup for the honey, and use vegan chocolate chips. Voila, vegan almond and chocolate spread deliciousness! We love these vegan chocolate chips, and this maple syrup.

Grocery list

ingredients for chocolate Almond Butter

You’ll only need five ingredients for this recipe, most of which you probably have on hand already. Here’s what you’ll need. Once you’ve verified you have everything you need, go on to learn how to make this easy almond spread.

  • roasted almonds
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • cocoa powder
  • honey
  • coconut oil

Dark chocolate almond butter option

We use semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe, which give a flavor similar to the chocolate chips in chocolate chip cookies to this recipe.

If you’re looking for a real, dark chocolate flavor for this dark chocolate almond butter spread, just substitute dark chocolate chips like these dark chocolate chips on Amazon for the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

chocolate almond butter spread

How to make chocolate almond spread

This is such a simple recipe!

Place almonds in the food processor, and process on medium for 5 to 10 minutes, or until finely ground. You may need to scrape down the sides occasionally.

This is the hardest part of this recipe, as the almonds seem to take forever to grind into a nice paste. Be patient, as they’ll eventually form a lovely, smooth dry paste.

blending almonds for chocolate almond butter

While almonds are processing, melt chocolate chips with coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds on medium. If not completely melted, stir and microwave for an additional 15 seconds at a time until melted.

making chocolate almond butter in the food processor

Add melted chocolate and coconut oil mixture, cocoa powder, and honey to the ground almonds to the food processor. Process for another 2 or 3 minutes, or until the almond butter forms a smooth paste.

If the paste isn’t smooth, add more coconut oil, 1 teaspoon at a time until it’s the desired consistency.

Store in a jar in the fridge.

Serve with fresh fruit for dipping, or spread on toast.

Yield: 12

Chocolate Almond Butter

strawberry dipped in chocolate almond butter

This chocolate almond butter is rich, creamy and the perfect compliment to fresh fruit.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted almonds
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

    1. Place almonds in a food processor, and process on medium for 5 to 10 minutes, or until finely ground. You may need to scrape down the sides occasionally.
    2. While almonds are blending, melt chocolate chips with coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds on medium. If not completely melted, stir and microwave for an additional 15 seconds at a time until melted.
    3. Add melted chocolate and coconut oil mixture, cocoa powder, and honey to the ground almonds to the food processor. Process for another 2 or 3 minutes, or until the almond butter forms a smooth paste.
    4. Store in a jar in the fridge.
    5. Serve with fresh fruit for dipping, or spread on toast.

Notes

If the paste isn’t smooth, add more coconut oil, 1 teaspoon at a time until it’s the desired consistency.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.

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