4 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 12, 2011

Good morning!

Thanks so much for your awesome comments yesterday…you guys have me so excited about this whole process. I will try my best to do some update posts here and there during the process.

Now onto the most important thing of the day: chocolate.


They say PMS will do crazy things to a girl.

I cry, I laugh (evilly), I groan, I complain, and I feel a fire in the pit of my stomach when I can’t find my car keys. Flames and smoke erupt from my ears at any given moment. It ain’t pretty.

However, this is why chocolate was invented.

The first edible chocolate bar is thought to originate in England by Fry & Sons in 1847.

Despite it all, I realized yesterday that there is a silver lining to the PMS cloud: I often think of my quickest and easiest chocolate recipe ideas during this time. It is almost as if all other mind clutter disappears to make room for the single and most important thought…


I find myself desperate in the kitchen, thinking of a new way to get my chocolate fix, when idea after idea pops into my mind. I’m convinced this is an adaptive female instinct that has allowed us to survive during times of hormonal temper tantrums.


Yesterday, I tried a recipe idea that literally had me running to the kitchen: 4-ingredient homemade dark chocolate almond butter. I wasn’t sure if it would turn out, but I was willing to give it a try. Sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do…!

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4-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

Creamy, silky, and intensely chocolaty, this homemade chocolate almond butter will satisfy even the most intense chocolate craving, while providing you with the nutritional benefits of raw almonds at the same time! The secret to this chocolate almond butter is melting the chocolate and mixing it into freshly made almond butter. Enjoy it on toast, hot oatmeal, muffins, crackers, fruit, graham crackers, or veggies…the sky is the limit. The calorie count is also about the same for this chocolate nut butter as it is for regular almond butter. See below for nutritional info.

Yield: ~ 20 one tbsp servings,1 & 1/4 cup, or enough to fill a 250 ml jar.


  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate (I used organic dark chocolate chips)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (another oil may work too)
  • 1/8th-1/4 tsp kosher salt, to taste


Directions: Place 2 cups of raw, whole almonds into a food processor. Process for about 15 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl every minute or as necessary. It is a long process, but you don’t want to stop until you have released all the oils in the almonds and the mixture is very smooth and buttery! This took me a good 14-15 minutes.

Just before your almond butter is ready, add the 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1 tsp of coconut oil to a small pot. Melt on low. You want to remove the pot from heat when there are still some chocolate chip clumps remaining. Don’t worry they will melt as you stir the mixture. I always take it off the heat a bit early to avoid burning the chocolate.

Add the melted chocolate to the almond butter (still in the processor) and process for a couple minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add your kosher salt to taste and process more. Scoop into a container and store in the fridge. Makes 1 & 1/4 cups, 20 one-tbsp servings, or enough to fill a 250 ml jar. Refrigerate. Note that the almond butter firms up in the fridge. Allow it to sit at room temperature to soften before using.

Nutritional Info: (per tbsp, approx 20 servings per batch): 104 kcals, 9 grams fat (1 gram sat fat), 6 grams carbs, 2 grams fibre, 3 grams sugar, 3 grams protein.

See below for a Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter version too!



Gather your ingredients: Raw almonds, coconut oil, dark chocolate, and kosher salt.


2 cups of raw almonds…


Place in food processor…

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And whirrrrrrrrr away!


After a minute or two, you will see that the almonds begin to stick to the sides of the processor bowl…not much spinning action is going on at this point!


Stop the processor and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.


Like so.


Now process some more until it starts to stick to the bowl again. You will have to stop and scrape down the bowl a dozen times during the 15 minutes. This is normal!

After about 4 minutes…


After about 6-8 minutes, it will start to look like this.


It sticks on the bottom of the bowl and you will need to use some elbow grease to get it off. Break up the clumps and process some more.

After 10 minutes, a ball will start to form. It has the texture of play-dough at this point. You will need to use a spatula and break apart the clumps.


After 12 minutes, you will be tempted to say that your almond butter is now ready, but don’t stop just yet! If you keep going an extra 2-3 minutes, you will be rewarded with an extra buttery and soft almond butter!


Keep going…

Meanwhile, heat your chocolate and coconut oil on low, making sure not to burn it.


After 15 minutes, you will have the most creamy and buttery almond butter imaginable!


Now add the melted chocolate and coconut oil into the processor…


Process for about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the down as necessary…add kosher salt to taste (I think I used 1/4 tsp kosher salt).



The most intensely chocolaty nut butter I have ever tasted! It sort of reminds me of Nutella…but then again I have never tried Nutella before!


It makes 1 & 1/4 cup or enough to fill a 250 ml jar.


I like to save my old jam jars just for this kind of thing.


I enjoyed my dark chocolate almond butter on flax toast with raspberry jam.

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with tea…


I also made a super quick dark chocolate peanut butter that took just a few minutes to make.


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste


Directions: Add peanut butter into a medium sized bowl. In a small bowl, melt chocolate and coconut oil in microwave for about 60 seconds, stopping to stir after about 40 seconds. Be careful not to burn. Add melted chocolate to peanut butter and mix well. Add kosher salt to taste.


This version took about 3 minutes flat!

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Both are really delicious. I have tried store bought chocolate almond butter before, but I was always a bit disappointed because the chocolate flavour wasn’t intense. I was really happy with these homemade versions as they are super chocolaty!

I also want to try making a dark chocolate pecan butter or cashew butter and experiment using roasted nuts instead of raw.


Chocolate craving demolished.


For now.

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Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans January 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Yummm!! Any way I can sneak a little extra chocolate into my day is fine by me!!


Leanne (For Health's Sake) January 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm



Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin January 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Wow that looks unbelievable Angela!! Yummmmm.


Rebekah @ Rebeltarian January 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

As a person who has recently been going through extreme chocolate cravings…I will be making some of this!


Cathy Breit January 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Awesome..I’ve made nut butter before…but have had a hankering lately for something to take the place of “dark chocolate dreams” by pb&co…something homemade….and almondy….Yum!
Thanks again OSG!
cathy b. @ brightbakes


Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I’ve got two packets of chocolate almond butter in my plane stash for our trip today, but I have to say that this looks 100000x better. What’s not made infinitely more delicious by chocolate?!


Mandy January 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm


Processing nuts is the most tedious thing ever :P
You go girl!


thefruitpursuit (Sabine) January 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm

AMAZING! Gonna try this soon, must stock up on almonds since I made marzipan almond butter today :p. did you catch my homemade vegan nutella I posted some days ago? keep the chocolate love coming ;) !

x sabine


Bethany @ More Fruit Please January 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Yum! I think this will *definitely* be making a regular monthly appearance in my household… if you catch my drift! ;-)


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Mmmmmm….these nut butters look DIVINE!!!! Yum!


Natasha January 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Yummmmmmm!!!!! Will give that a try next time I make my nut butters xxx


Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) January 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Ohmygoodness, I almost DIED with happiness when I saw this on Twitter! Looks SO amazing- like Dark Chocolate Dreams but probably a LOT cheaper! :D


thefruitpursuit (Sabine) January 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

By the way I also save just about any jar or tun that enters this household haha. it’s a fetish, really.


Jo January 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

HOLY YUM! I am making one (ok, both) of these this weekend!


Kayla January 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Thanks for sharing this, Angela! I have been wondering about chocolate nut butters…and I refuse to buy them because they are SO expensive. But I have a question — is coconut oil the same thing as coconut butter? I got a jar of Artisana raw organic coconut butter, and it looks just like the scoop of oil you have above, but I’m not sure they’re the same thing. Help!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I believe coconut butter is coconut oil + coconut flesh…I’m not sure if it melts like plain coconut oil? You can probably sub in the tsp of coconut oil for another light tasting oil too. :)


[email protected] Stepping to the Brightside January 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

aka Heaven on Earth. And you’re right- the perfect PMS pick-me-up!


Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Ohhh – this looks amazing. I had an almond butter fail last year – but perhaps it’s time to jump back on that wagon.


Kristy @ KristyRuns January 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Yessss! I am addicted to chocolate nut butters! Can’t wait to try this! Plus, this will save me so much cash! Bravo, Angela! :)


Ellen @ Cinnamonalicious January 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Oh my gosh that looks WAY too delicious!
I don’t think I could ever make it as I would end up just eating it straight from the jar!
Then again, I might just have to ;)


Kristilyn January 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

That looks amazing!! I just made a few batches of nut butters, but I will definitely keep this in mind for next time. :-)


Erika @ FoodFitnessFun January 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

YES! Thank you so much. I’ve been wanting to try Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter for a while but it’s so darn expensive. Now I can make it myself. Problem solved! :-)


jenna January 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Would I be taking our blogging relationship too far if i told you I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!???? this recipe looks soooooo amazing!!! I can’t wait to try it! thanks Angela!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm

hehe luv u too!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit January 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Yum! I do something really really similar but use cocao/cocoa powder instead. So tasty!


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman January 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm

If only I had a food processor. This looks great. The only thing that could be better is dark chocolate hazelnut butter, but I’m a Nutella fiend.


Beach Bum Beauty January 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I am so happy because this is Nutella but the nutrition information shows that it’s a lot healthier! My mouth is watering just looking at the pics. I have been trying to keep away from chocolate but I’m not going to be able to resist this. Swoooooooooon!


Jen G. January 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Let us know how the chocolate pecan butter goes! I’m allergic to almonds :-(


Ashley @ Taste for Healthy January 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Looks like heaven on toast!!! And the perfect pms remedy. :)


Kathryn January 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Woah. Woah my gosh! I want to put it into the no bake balls from the other week. I need a new batch anyway!


Amy @ purewellnessamy January 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Fantastic idea, Kathryn! I’ve become addicted to the no bake balls! I just made a peanut butter/chocolate chip version and they are nearly as good as the almond butter version!


Alayna @ Thyme Bombe January 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Oh yum. Looks delicious and easy!


stepf @dailyspark January 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I make a similar recipe, but I roast my almonds and don’t add salt or coconut oil. My boyfriend wanted a vegan Nutella swap. I’ll have to try it with raw almonds next time.


Shanna, like Banana January 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm

As much as I’d like to make this, I’m pretty sure my food processor would die at 10 minutes!


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter January 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Ahhh that looks ridiculously good! Thanks for the recipe!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

THis kind of makes me want to start PMS’ing.. okay, not really, but you know what I mean!


Erin @ The Grass Skirt January 12, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I cannot wait to make this almond butter! My mom is going to freak when I bring it over to her. Thanks so much for sharing! And I hear you on the PMS. I once cried uncontrollably on the couch because I could figure out how to move a file on my new MacBook. It wasn’t pretty.


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit January 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm

This looks SO great! May I ask – what food processor do you use for your nut butters? I’ve attempted to make nut butters with mine and it makes it very very chunky. Not smooth like yours!


desiree April 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I have a cuisinart and it comes out smooth. It’s a work horse.


Liz @ IHeartVegetables January 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm

that looks heavenly!!! Do you think it would work with Roasted Almonds? that’s usually how I make my almond butter, but I bet it would still be good with Raw almonds. Just a question! Thanks!


Katie January 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I have to say that as much as I love making things from scratch, the second recipe is much more my speed. I just don’t have the patience for making my own nut butters. I’ve tried. And if there is the promise of chocolate at the end….forget it. I’d have those chocolate chips eaten by the time the nut butter was ready for them!


Caroline @ chocolate & carrots January 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Done. I am making that. So simple and so delicious.


Tiffany @ Conor & Bella January 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Mmm I want to try the chocolate peanut butter! Sounds way too addicting!


Julia January 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Oh my gosh, you are a genius!!!!!!!!
I’m going to try the Pecan version this weekend – wanted to make Pecan butter anyway :-D
Lots of love from Germany <3


Sommer J January 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm

oooo this will surely cure my nutella cravings!!!! I have so many ideas for this.

PMS makes me wonky…well wonkier than usual. :)


Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition January 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Looks delicious! I’m feeling the same way— I used to never understand why women craved chocolate but I do like CRAZY now! My boyfriend and I made this delicious raw pudding last night (we didn’t have the ingredients we needed so we just started making it up!) Always fun (sometimes dangerous) to do that!


Gypsy January 12, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Hey Angela – I made the pumpkin butter a while back and I was just wondering how long it keeps.
Is there a general rule for expiration dates on the homemade butters and spreads?
Thanks :)


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Ok, you’ve officially confirmed it. You are a genius. I have mad almond butter cravings now!


Christine (The Raw Project) January 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Wow, this looks amazing! I’ve gotta try it soon, thanks!


Bridget January 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Almond butter is my lover!


Sruthi @ Exercise, Food & Beyond January 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

This looks yummy! How do you get all these ideas?


Salah (My Healthiest LIfestyle) January 12, 2011 at 1:36 pm

amazing. I have to try this asap!


Allison @ Food For Healing January 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Oh looks like HEAVEN! <3


Kate @ahealthypassion January 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Yum you are a genius! I have made chocolate almond butter before using unsweetened baking chocolate, but I think your version may be even better! Cant wait to try it.


Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Oh boy, oh boy! For some reason, this got me think about Valentine’s Day <3


Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Oh boy, oh boy! For some reason, this got me thinking about Valentine’s Day <3


Amalfi Girl (EatRunHaveFun!) January 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Think it would work with chocolate hazelnut butter? Serious recovering nutella addict here. :)


Felicia (a taste of health with balance) January 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm

yum! i made a dark chocolate pomegranate peanut butter as a gift for my cousin for christmas.. I definitely need to make it again. for myself. and myself only. hahah :)


Sonia January 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

now that sounds yummy too! I’m a fan of anything pomegranate.


Roz January 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Oh my heavens, this looks…..heavenly! Have a good day!


Sarah January 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

…and I’ve drooled all over my keyboard. Delicious!


Sonia January 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm

i got the nuts. i got the coconut. all i need is the freaking chocolate. Sprouts, here i come, because I HAVE to make this tonight :D

Oh, and I think someone else already asked this, but how long do you think it will keep in the fridge? Not that it will make it to an expiration date, but just in case ^_~*


Amanda (Eating Up) January 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm

So you don’t need to roast the nuts before?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

not unless you want to!


Alyson January 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Oh my gosh, I’m totally going to have this on hand for my next Bachelor viewing party. What a great pick-me-up!


Christina January 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm

my food processor is not the best so I’m not sure if it’d work in mine. It’s worth a try though!


Chari January 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

and to think I’ve been doing so good the last week not even craving chocolate and now I want some! well, it will just have to wait until Friday when I go back to the health food store lol


Stefanie January 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Yum! I have been buying premade chocolate almond butter but this is cheaper. Thank you!


[email protected] Grains of Paradise January 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I have no words……wow


Laura January 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

This almond butter looks delish. Quick question: I’m in the market for a new food processor and after reading sooo many reviews I’m more confused than ever. You’re processor seems to work wonders for you, which brand/model is it?


Kerry January 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Looks so great – I never thought to make my own almond butter – will be making some this weekend. Should it be kept in the fridge or in the cupboard?


Heather (Heather's Dish) January 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm

i was just thinking it’s about time to make some almond butter…and what could be better than throwing some chocolate in there too?!


erica January 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm

that looks so good! and so easy!
i need to buy a food processor!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm


I never make my own nut butter b/c of “. It is a long process, but you don’t want to stop until you have released all the oils in the almonds and the mixture is very smooth and buttery! This took me a good 14-15 minutes.”–


I value my ears/hearing….lol. I need earplugs for this recipe! My daughter also HATES it when I run the Vita longer than like 2-3 mins. She’s like MOM STOP!

Seriously tho..flavored nut butter, with chocolate, be still my heart.



Lu January 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Oh. Yes. Please! This will be made. This weekend. If I can wait that long, which I don’t think I can. I’m probably going to have to figure out a way to connect a food processor in my car for the ride home from work.


Amy January 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Just when I thought almond butter couldn’t get any better!!! Seriously I smeared almond butter on my banana bread this morning, wonder how that would taste with chocolate? Yummy!


Emily @ One Sweet Vegan January 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Those both look AMAZING. Thanks for sharing!


Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} January 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Oh my. This looks amazing. My husband just ate the rest of the chocolate chips I had on hand. (Yes, straight from the bag.) Grrrr.


meg January 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Ohhhh my goodness! I am going to start saving SO much money on Justin’s chocolate almond butter ($11 US/jar!)!! Thank you so much Angela!! I’m super duper excited!


Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Umm yum! This looks amazing.


[email protected] January 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm

YUM! This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it with my new food processor;))


Little Bookworm January 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I have tried to make chocolate almond butter before by adding cocoa powder. Your version sounds absolutely amazing though!


Wendy (Healthy Girl's Kitchen) January 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I have a recipe that is the most extraordinary dessert–it involves almonds, almond butter, dates soaked in almond milk and cocoa . . . and it’s frozen. Got it from the Esselstyn family. They don’t even have a name for it–it’s unamable it’s so good. The Incredible Unamed Dessert . . . completely satisfies any sweet tooth.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm

do you have a recipe?


wendy (healthy girl's kitchen) January 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I just might be able to e-mail it to you, but it is NOT for publication. The family is writing a cookbook and I believe it will be in there. Can you pinky swear never to give out the recipe?


Ali @ Around The VeggieTable January 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Hello, heaven. I’m practically drooling. Food processor is currently broken (wah!) but I will be making this as soon as it’s healed. In the meantime I’m gonna have to run to the kitchen and eat a spoonful of Justin’s straight from the jar.


Megan (Braise The Roof) January 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I just got up from my desk to find chocolate because that sounds so good! And I’m not even PMSing! Haha


Carla @ Will Run for Health January 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Ohhh…I bet this would be good stired into some hot oatmeal. I am such an oatmeal monkey when it’s cold outside and after a while I get board with the same ole toppings. Yum!


Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

What a wonderful way to enjoy chocolate! This almond butter looks absolutely divine!


stacey-healthylife January 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Looks perfect and simple, yum.


Zestful Lou January 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Oh No You DIDN”T! I’m so glad you did! It just so happens that I have all of these ingredients on hand. And it just so happens that I’m going to make this. SOON.


Kianni January 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I just got a bag of almonds from Costco…now if only I had a not-broken blender, or food processor..XP I’ve just been mixing peanut butter and light chocolate syrup, heating it in the microwaves, stirring it and then eating it on apples ^_^””


Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) January 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

AHH YUM! i just got a new processor!


Katy (The Singing Runner) January 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Mmmmmmmmm yummmy! :D


Jennifer Wolfe January 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever loved you more!!


Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy January 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I should not have read this post at school. I now sit here, waiting for my 4:30 to begin, craving chocolate. And I left my wallet in my car. I’m stuck with greek yogurt and granola, both of which sound unappetizing compared to a handful of chocolate chips. Note to self: keep chocolate in backpack at all times.


MelanieF January 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Oh wow! I will definately enjoy some of this real soon!


kell January 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

man, i wish you were my best friend :) looks amazing!

also, sooooo glad you are including nutritional info with the recipes (after great and inspirational photos, its definitely what i look for next in cookbooks i need to have) thanks!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm

What a wonderful way to combine two of my favourites!!!


Picky Nicky January 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm

This sounds dreamy :)


Trish @I_am_Succeeding January 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Holy cow this looks amazing!!!!


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

HOLY MOSES this stuff looks good! Imma go make myself some:) Good thing having your wisdom teeth out still means you can have nut butter!


Liz January 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

this recipe is awesome and sounds so easy to make! i LOVE nut butters but they are so expensive!!! i usually splurge for almond butter because its my favorite but i go for plain or maple. justins (which just happens to be my favorite almond butter maker) recently came out with a chocolate hazelnut butter that is AMAZING ( but also $12 a jar at my local whole foods) i cant wait try this chocolate almond butter .. keep the flavors coming!!


S January 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Hey Angela! You should try roasting the almonds before processing them. I roast my almonds on a cookie sheet for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let them cool for maybe 15 minutes, then toss in the food processor. It literally takes maybe 7 minutes to turn them into silky smooth almond butter (as opposed to twice that time with non-roasted almonds). Plus, my husband likes the flavor of the roasted almond butter better. I can’t wait to try your recipe with some extra holiday chocolate we have!


Nicole January 12, 2011 at 5:01 pm

An alternative to the Maranatha Dark Chocolate Almond Butter! Walmart has been the cheapest place at a little over $4; everyone else (if you can find it) is super expensive. Making this myself saves me from an out-of-the-way trip, plus I rarely get anything else while I’m there. Can’t wait to try this when my current stash runs out!


Lauren at KeepItSweet January 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I am currently obsessed with the Maranatha Chocolate Almond butter, but now I want to make my own!


Bronwyn Coyne January 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Just when I’m full from lunch… I should not have read this post. Now I’m just hungry all over again. Now I also know why my peanut butter didn’t turn out nearly so lovely. I must be more patient next time.


Andrea January 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Gah so delicious!!! I’ve never tried making my own nut butter before and this has inspired me to do so! I’m all excited now haha.


Megan January 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I was just wondering what type of food processer you have? Do you recommend it?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I have a 12 cup Kitchenaid…it’s pretty good but i havent been blown away by its performance.


[email protected] January 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Oh. my. word. I am a shameless almond butter addict, and adding dark chocolate to the mix? Amazing. Excited to try making this – thanks for the heads up that it will take a while to reach the right consistency, I probably would have gone nuts (hee) trying to figure that out otherwise.


[email protected] January 12, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Looks awesome!


Moni'sMeals January 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm

FANTASTIC! This is still health food too, absolutely!
Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner too. ;)
My type of food.


Alex @ Healing Beauty January 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Three words- Oh. My. Goodness. You always make me want to cook, and that is the sign of a great vegan chef if you want my opinion :)


Kasey January 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Wow! This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing :)


Amanda January 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm

It has a nuttier flavor when you toast them first! Making almond butter is so much fun : )


Gemma January 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm

This looks awesome. Thank you so much for the step by step instructions. I am amazed that the the almonds become so creamy.


Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm

*drool* I’m finishing up a jar of Justin’s Chocolate Almond right now and it’s ammazing! I wish I had a food processor because this looks way more appetizing than spending $10 on a tiny jar.


Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) January 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I am going to bookmark this one under “foodgasmic”. Looks divine!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 12, 2011 at 6:51 pm

This looks dangerous! Thankfully I am iced in and out of almonds. :)


Amber K January 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I have never tried Nutella either; I don’t like hazelnuts. But I am OBSESSED with chocolate peanut butter. And I bet homemade is the best!


[email protected] Sweet Life January 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Thank goodness for PMS if it helps you come up with recipes like this!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm



kayli (Running on Sunshine) January 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm

this is divine– maybe the best thing I’ve ever eaten. I can’t keep my little spoon out of the jar :)


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Yumm this looks awesome! And it’s exactly what I need because I don’t think I’ve ever seen any chocolate almond butter in stores around here.


Becca January 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm

THANK YOU! I’m so glad I found your blog. You are amazing


Rachel January 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm

That’s too funny…I was eating this combo last night just because I’m obsessed with chocolate, coconut and almonds…LOVE this recipe : )


Lisa January 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Oh yum looks fantastic. I’ll send you some amaretto chocolate covered pecans to die for. They are from our local pecan company gift shop!


ezzie January 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm

YUMMY! There’s a bag of almonds that my mom picked up in the bulk bin earlier this week. I know what I’m making soon! :D
Horrah for chocolate!


kristin @ the expat diaries January 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Chocolate and any kind of nut butter are pretty much my all-time favorite combo. Great job! I miss PC Organic jam!


Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I am going to have to try this with hazelnuts… it’s amazing how wonderful a few ingredients can come together and make something so rich and delicious!


Bess @ Bess Be Fit January 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Oh. My. God. I am making this asap. I am also PMSing and would die for this chocolate heaven.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm

haha pms-ers unite!


Kat January 12, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Yum! I’ve never made my own nut butters but I definately have to now


Annie January 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

You are my motivation! You prove eating well can be delicious :)


Alaina January 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I’ll bet you could make your own Nutella! Just need hazelnuts. :-) I love Nutella.

This dish looks great for the new food processor I just got for Christmas!


Faith @ lovelyascharged January 12, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Ohhh sweet goodness. Thank God I’m a girl so I have an excuse to eat this all the time…do you think anyone would notice if my PMS lasted all month? hehe


laura January 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm

This looks better than nutella!
is that home made bread? looks delish :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 13, 2011 at 10:45 am

its homemade…. store-bought haha


Alycia [Fit n Fresh] January 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm

You’re awesome.


Hannah January 13, 2011 at 12:02 am

I just died and went to heaven. While I love the walnut and coconut butter I just made myself recently, this is THE RECIPE I’m going to use to break in my Vita-Mix’s nut butter capabilities.

Though as someone with over 25 different blocks of chocolate currently in the house (I’m really not kidding), it won’t be a chocolate emergency that leads me to this ;)


amy gray January 13, 2011 at 12:10 am

that looks so awesome! i just killed my jar of Dark Chocolate Dreams….I’m totally going to make this thank you!!


Salina January 13, 2011 at 12:22 am

GAH!! This looks TOO delicious!


Marit January 13, 2011 at 2:50 am

I wanna try tooooo!
I have nut allergies.
What can i swap the almonds and coconut with?
Would pumpkinseeds or sunflowerseeds work?
your blog is seriously getting under my skin!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

im not sure…I want to try a chocolate sunflower seed version at some point!


Marit January 14, 2011 at 2:32 am

I might try it this weekend and give you a report :)
My foodprocessor is a magimix and will probably handle the experience without complaining being as it’s sat gathering dust at the moment..


Marina January 13, 2011 at 3:07 am

I’m not pms-ing right now, because I’m still missing my period :( buuut, I have huge chocolate cravings, and this combines my two favorite foods, nut butter and chocolate :) Awesome


Judy January 13, 2011 at 6:47 am

Angela, I am in the process of moving and did not have a chance to comment the other day about your cookbook proposal. My thoughts are if you focus more on the whole, healthy aspect, instead of the vegan, you would have a much broader market. I am not vegan (although I do not eat a lot of meat) and love your recipes because of their nutionional value and the fact that they taste good. I love your creativity.
As far as the procrastination that you spoke about, I always think of this, ‘how do you eat an elephant . . . . one bite at a time’. My friend always says this.
Good luck with everything and enjoy the process. It is not always about the ‘end result’.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

Thank yo so much Judy! Your thoughts are greatly appreciated. :)


Gill (snaxandthecity) January 13, 2011 at 7:05 am

WOW that looks amazing! I need to get a new food processor as I don’t think my tiny one could handle those almonds…..
seriously though I want to make this NOW!
Thanks :)


Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner January 13, 2011 at 7:31 am

I love this post! It made me laugh out loud. If I made this while I was PMSing, I’m pretty sure I would promptly proceed to eat a bunch of it with a spoon.


Kristy January 13, 2011 at 7:49 am

OMG! I NEED this in my life!


Elise (Healing Cuisine) January 13, 2011 at 9:00 am

Oh My Freakin Gosh! This sounds amazing!! DEF trying the chocolate almond butter. Like today! I’m pregnant, but that doesn’t stop the emotional hormonal spikes or cravings for salty and sweet. OOooo thank you! :)


Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf January 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

Yummm! That looks really good! I’m going to have to try chocolate-flavored homemade nut butters!


Valerie January 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

I made this last night for my fiance and we dipped strawberries in it. it was heaven! Thanks for the amazing idea!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 13, 2011 at 10:43 am

glad you enjoyed it!


jen January 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

omg this page is evil! i am so hungry now looking at all this yumminess! thanks.


Maria Schade January 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Oh my goodness. I went straight to the grocery store last night after work and picked up almonds. As soon as I walked in the door I headed for my food processor and heavy pan.
Holy cow is this stuff good. I ate it this morning with a banana before my run. YUM. Heaven.
Way to GO!


Mindy January 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I loved this!!! I posted it on The Sisters Cafe today. Thank you, thank you!


Alyyyyyyne January 14, 2011 at 4:54 am

Hey! This looked AMAZING! so I made it, except with CASHEWS and I used ghirardelli 60% cacao semisweet chocolate chips and it was SO DELICIOUS, but then I put it in the jar in the fridge, and came back maybe 6 hours later, and it was hard!! Does yours stay buttery? what would make it do that? Do I need to microwave it every time? I am so sad T_T



Angela (Oh She Glows) January 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

mine gets firm…but still soft enough to put a spoon through. You can leave it at room temperature to warm up before using if you’d like.


Rachael @ Mrs. Adventure January 14, 2011 at 9:42 am

I have a quick question, do you sprout your almonds? I have on hand either sprouted almonds in the fridge or dehydrated sprouted almonds in the pantry. Do you think either of these work for the almond butter?

Thanks in advance!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I have never sprouted almonds so I am not sure…best of luck!


Beth January 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I was just researching this today, I really wanted a good Chocolate Almond Butter recipe (or peanut butter since it is so expensive). Thanks for this!!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm

hope u enjoy it!


Lauren January 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Just… YUM! I will be trying this with walnuts very soon!


Laurel January 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Angela I love your blog! It is definitely one of my favorites. But I have a question. I notice that you use coconut oil a lot. I know that there is controversy behind coconuts because of the high saturated fat. But I was wondering what you think about coconuts and using their oils in cooking.


Annie January 16, 2011 at 10:45 am

How did you know what I needed before I did !!

Just made it, yum !!

All jarred and ready for our VOO and kids School lunches !!

Thankyou x


Dan January 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Thanks for the info going to try these


Jo January 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I *just* made this recipe! I was a little dubious about the almonds turning into almond butter, but I did it!! Thank you so much – – I love your site and can’t wait to make the strawberry spelt biscuits next. You. Are. Awesome.


Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner January 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Oh boy, oh boy, SO GOOD!!!!!!!!


Maya January 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Wow. Just wow. Most delicious, EVER!!!!


Katie January 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Made this last night – delicious!


Ffion @ Chocolate and Raspberries January 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm

oh wow yum


Tracy May 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Can you make this with roasted almonds and if so, would you need more oil?


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I can’t see why you wouldn’t be able to use roasted almonds! I don’t think you’d need to add oil. I’ve made quite a few roasted almond nut butter recipes on the blog and it’s worked fine for me. I think it depends on your processor though (use a heavy duty one)


Tracy May 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Thanks, the roasted almonds turned out amazing. I also used semi-sweet chocolate and even with the added sugar, it is still 1/4 the amount that is in store bought Nutella.


Lisa Marie May 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

I *just* made this and OMG! Oh She Glows is right lol.

Delish, thank you <3


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Glad to hear that Lisa!


Hannah June 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Making this right now! But no almonds so I’m going to use hazelnuts :D super excited!


Caitlin Trindade August 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

Hi Ange,
The chocolate almond butter is amazing! How do you store it? I feel like it should keep in the refrigerator but I am worried it will become hard and not as spreadable? Thanks for the great recipes!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

I store it in the fridge in a glass jar :)


Isabelle August 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm

For the chocolate almond butter/nutella you can just mix equal quantities of maple syrup, cacao and almond butter and you’ll have your chocolate almond butter/nutella!


Sharon October 3, 2012 at 8:49 am

Tried to make this and stupid me let my KitchenAid FP run too long and burnt out the motor. :o( I’ve been making peanut butter for a few years now and this was my first attempt at almond butter. At 15 minutes I still had just light flour so I let it go longer. Big mistake.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2012 at 9:56 am

Ah so sorry to hear that Sharon! :( I hope it is under warranty so you can get it replaced.


Sharon October 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

It wasn’t burnt out after all. After about 30 minutes, I went and pressed the On button and it worked! But….it did take about 45 minutes overall (this time I let my FP rest!) before I got the almonds flour turned into butter. I have to say it was YUMMY! Next time I’ll try it with roasted almonds instead of raw and see if it cuts down the time!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Good news! That has happened to me with my processor before…always scary when it stops!


Ali October 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I can’t wait to try this with my green monster smoothie tomorrow morning! My processor didn’t butter the almonds at all, i processed for about 40 minutes. (it may be that i used ground almonds- i didn’t expect that to make a difference) does anyone have any input on that?

However, i added the melted choc and although not being completely smooth, it still looks divine.

Can you recommend an approximate use by date? Or is this far too organised of me.

Thank you for this recipe.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2012 at 7:52 am

Hey Ali, Nut butter should last in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 3-4 weeks. Enjoy!


RachelRuns November 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Hey Ang :) I made this recipe with an espresso dark chocolate bar and absolutely loved it.. I posted how I did it to my blog but linked back to you since it was based on your recipe. Thanks so much.. it is seriously incredible!!

here’s the link to what I posted


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm

it looks great! Thanks for sharing. I love the idea of espresso :)


Allie December 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

My friend is allergic to coconut, what can I use in its place?


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

As a sub for the coconut oil, you can use any light tasting oil – grapeseed would work well or if you dont have that canola oil is another light tasting oil. olive oil would work too although the flavour will be abit more pronounced.


Katie March 29, 2013 at 5:05 pm

This chocolate almond butter was amazing!! I just made it and everyone loves it! Thanks for the great recipe!


Penny July 10, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Wow! I cannot wait to make this!

Do you think that your ABU would work for this recipe?


Patty December 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

What food processor do you use in making your almond butter? Have you had more success with one machine over another?
I’m looking to purchase–what to get it right the first time!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2013 at 9:31 am

Hi Patty, I use a Cuisinart 14 cup. I think a 12 cup is more than enough though!


Sarah December 30, 2013 at 11:12 am

Could I use the pulp from my almond milk in place of the raw almonds? Would I need to dehydrate it first? Thanks for the help!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Hi Sarah, I haven’t tried it before but I don’t think it would work. Isn’t the pulp just the fibre leftover? I am not sure it would have enough fats for it to process into a butter. Just my thoughts!


Sarah December 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I was wondering about the fat content too. It is just the leftover fiber. Any ideas/ recipes for the pulp?


Brody February 1, 2014 at 5:29 am

Hi, I just made this almond butter and it turned out wonderfully!
Here is a video of me making it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aHU4shNHNA
Thank you so much!


Kristy February 6, 2014 at 6:48 pm

I was out of almonds, so I used raw walnuts instead. They processed quite quickly. I had to add a bit of vanilla and more salt for the best flavor. It is definitely less expensive than buying it at the store and didn’t take a lot of time. I can’t wait to restock on my almonds and try it with those. Do you know if almond meal would work?


sarah August 20, 2014 at 11:58 am

this looks awesome. i think im going to have to try it with cocoa butter instead of coconut oil….


Nessy June 28, 2015 at 9:45 pm

This looks scrumptious!!! I will have to make it. Am I the only one that wants a awesome wood stick knife like you have?!


Weesie August 18, 2015 at 10:22 am

I definitely will ake it. But today I wonder if I could use dark cocoa powder and coconut oil as emulsifier?


Janna December 3, 2017 at 1:34 pm

PMS symptoms mean your hormones are off balance and I think it’s due to the high carb quality of the vegan diet. You should try keto.


healthy and happy September 7, 2019 at 1:13 am

Really good, tried but mine butter is to hard, what can be dont about that


Merbs January 5, 2020 at 11:34 am

Thank you for this! I’ve made peanut butter at home and couldn’t believe how much oil I had to add. It never occurred to me that continuing to process for a long time would do the trick. I’m trying almond butter today!

Something you probably know because you buy organic, but your readers may not: most mainstream chocolate is produced by trafficked child slaves in West Africa. You can both avoid this and put pressure on companies to force their supplier to change their practices very easily – with your dollar. What to look for: fair trade or grown in Latin America. Organic is another good sign, as most organic chocolate is grown in Latin America, where no slavery has been documented in the chocolate industry. Another option is to look for is “Direct Trade” on the label. Single-origins (a country is listed) and “bean to bar” are also indicators of probable good practices. Equal Exchange is an excellent brand. Here are some lists of brands to help you: http://www.slavefreechocolate.org/ethical-chocolate-companies/ and https://www.worldvision.ca/no-child-for-sale/resources/fair-trade-chocolate-guide. Make your almond – chocolate butter even more powerful! :-)


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