LOVE chocolate. I eat it on a regular basis, and I can’t imagine life without this delicious and amazing ingredient. When you eat dark chocolate (70% or higher), or cocoa nibs, you’re actually eating something that is rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and helps with proper heart and brain functioning. Chocolate is an indulgent treat your body can get behind!

Sometimes, magic happens in the kitchen. In fact, with a delightful attitude, it happens often :) Today, I was inspired to make some kind of chocolate spread. Hands down, this nut butter is one of the best things I’ve ever made. It’s sure to become your new favorite energy-creating, antioxidant-rich snack. Run, don’t walk to your blender, and whip up a super easy batch of this incredible homemade chocolate nut butter!

Homemade Chocolate Nut Butter
Makes 2 small mason jars

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • ¼ cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1 ½ cups ground raw almonds 
  • 1¼ cup cocoa nibs
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender.  A food processor will work, but the texture will not be as smooth as it is when mixed in a blender. Blend on high until the mixture resembles a smooth nut butter.

Enjoy it with sliced apple, sliced banana, spread on top of GF crackers or toast... or just on a spoon works great for me!