Make Your Own Dark Chocolate Nut Butter

I love my Dark Chocolate Dreams PB, but honestly…I like almond butter than peanut butter.

I haven’t seen chocolate almond butter (I’m sure it exists somewhere, but I haven’t seen it yet), so today…I decided to make my own. Why not, right? :mrgreen:


(Most) ingredients gathered: nut butter of choice (mine is Barney Butter), unsweetened cocoa powder.

This recipe should work with any nut butter – sunflower butter, peanut butter, etc. Use what is your fave.

Small, microwave-safe bowl and spoon needed.


Add nut butter to bowl.


Add cocoa powder. Mix just a little (you probably won’t get far because of the consistency).


Add sweetener of choice (I used a combo of organic cane sugar and agave syrup) plus a bit of milk.


Microwave for 10-20 seconds to get ingredients to mesh easier.

At first, the mixture will look odd – a lump of nut butter and a lot of liquid. Keep working the mixture until it comes together.


Voila! Dark Chocolate Almond Butter. Mmm…



I enjoyed mine over basic oatmeal (with flaxseed and chia seeds) and hot coffee.



So creamy, so heavenly!


Stirred up…yum!

My batch made enough for toast later!

Dark Chocolate Nut Butter


  • 2 tbsp nut butter of choice (Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter, etc)
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder (use more of less depending on how chocolate-y you want yours)
  • 1 tsp sweetener of choice (cane sugar, agave, etc) – add more to your preferred sweetness level
  • 1 tsp milk (I used organic skim milk)


  1. Add nut butter to a small microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Add cocoa powder and mix lightly (you don’t have to completely combine).
  3. Add sweetener and milk.
  4. Microwave mixture for 10-20 seconds until it’s easy to work with.
  5. Stir/combine mixture until it has come together to an even consistency.
  6. Enjoy!

NOTE: store in fridge in an airtight container.


Nom nom nom… :)

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  1. says

    Thank you so much for posting this! I am allergic to all nuts so I always get so jealous when I see people eating “flavored” especially chocolate nut butters. Now I can make my own chocolate soy nut butter!

    Thanks again!

  2. Alison says


    FYI Marathana makes a ROCKING dark chocolate peanutbutter (better than dark chocolate dreams IMO) and I got a jar of that and a jar of dark chocolate almondbutter (Marathana) for my b-day last week! I haven’t opened it though b/c it can be a bit of a trigger for me. Which is why I like the idea of making a small amount!

  3. Rose says

    Recently, a friend gave me a jar of Nutella because (a) she hates chocolate and (b) it was 4 years post expiration. I am not really a fan of hazelnuts, but thought, what the heck and tried it. Actually, apparently Nutella has an amazing shelf life because it was not rancid and it tasted really good. I am diabetic so something like this is not good for me and I started looking for a recipe. I came across yours and did some adapting like using stevia or splenda as a sweetener. I ,also, added a tablespoon of skim milk and 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed for its benefits. It came out as a great, quick, easy treat that I can justify when I get that chocolate craving, so I thank you. I used peanut butter but will look to making almond butter myself so it has none of the additives processed nut butters have in them. Thanks again.

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