Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter

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~ Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter ~

This Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter is a delicious twist on basic almond butter.  It has a rich chocolate flavour and infused with flecks of unsweetened shredded coconut.  Perfect for bread, fruit or just eating with a spoon!

Hey guys!  How are you?  How was your weekend?  The weather was super nice (sunny, not warm) around these parts so it was a great time to get some yard work done.   Guess what I read this past weekend?  May is BBQ month!  Man, I’m usually always late to the party with these food days, holidays and months.  How can I keep up with it all?  Practically impossible, right??   We (hubby) love to bbq year round though.  In the colder months when hubby goes outside I stand inside and watch him and pretend to lock him out….hehehe.  What can I say? I love to tease.  My bad.  While I don’t have a bbq recipe for you today, I do have something delicious!

Because it’s Monday, you need a little somethin’ somethin’ to get you out of bed, kick you in the butt and get your day going….am I right?  The waft of coffee sometimes just don’t cut it.  Temptations of chocolate covered anything?  Yeah, that should do it.  This is where my mind is at this morning.  Well, pretty much any morning.

Remember a short  while ago I made Homemade Roasted Almond Butter?  I promised at that time I would deliver a twist on that recipe and here it is – Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter!  Once you get the base recipe down, throw in some dark chocolate, coconut and coconut oil and continue blending with your food processor until you have this—>Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter - girlheartfood.com

Tell me you don’t want to just dip your face right into that!!  The process of making this Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter starts out the same as the previous recipe – roast almonds, place in processor and blend, blend, blend until you have a creamy consistency.  Then, you add the remainder of your ingredients.

Easy Homemade Roasted Almond Butter {paleo, gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free & only 2 ingredients}

Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter - girlheartfood.com

I kept mine in the refrigerator and it does solidify slightly because of the oils and chocolate hardening.  All you have to do is keep it out of the fridge for about 5-10 minutes and it will be perfectly spreadable (or dunkable)

Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter - girlheartfood.com

This is a lovely alternative to Nutella.  Now, I know what you are saying – ‘well, it’s not hazelnuts, Dawn.’  No, no, it  isn’t, but it’s dang delicious.  Trust me.

Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter - girlheartfood.com

The uses for this almond butter are pretty much limitless.  Obviously, it does lend itself to sweeter uses because of the chocolate component, but what’s wrong with  that?  I’ve used this for dipping fruit, spreading on toast or a cracker or even in a smoothie.  And, there has been the not-so-rare (almost always) situation where I just randomly visit the fridge and stick a spoon in there ’cause I am an adult and I can totally do that #ThatsMyStory.  Wouldn’t you do the same thing?

Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter - girlheartfood.com

Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter - girlheartfood.com

Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon!

~D

P.S. If you missed my last post, you can check it out here.

P.P.S.  If you think this Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter will make your belly happy too, please be sure to hit that little Pin button down below.  Many thanks, you guys! XODark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter - girlheartfood.com

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Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter
This Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter is a delicious twist on basic almond butter.  It has a rich chocolate flavour and infused with flecks of unsweetened shredded coconut.  Perfect for bread, fruit or just eating with a spoon!
Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter - girlheartfood.com
Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter - girlheartfood.com
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place almonds on an unlined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake or they will burn.
  2. Remove from oven and place directly in food processor or blender (I used a Kitchen Aid 12 cup processor). Process for 8-10 minutes, scraping down sides every couple of minutes, or as necessary. Note - the mixture will initially look very powdery and dry (this is completely normal, just go with it; eventually the almonds will break down and will be smooth and creamy). Also, depending on the power of the processor or blender you are using, the process may take a little longer, but that's ok.
  3. Once mixture is smooth and creamy, add salt, dark chocolate and coconut oil and blend for another minute or two until chocolate is melted and everything is combined. Add shredded coconut and blend about a minute (mixture will be quite liquid, but will solidify once in fridge). Place in a container and store in fridge. Leave out for 5-10 minutes before using so it will soften slightly and become spreadable. Enjoy!
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71 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate and Coconut Roasted Almond Butter

  1. Jenny | The Baking Skillet says:

    Oh dear Dawn! you do love to tease. this is the kind of stuff that I would sneak I spoonful in my mouth every time I am in the kitchen (true thing). Unfortunately, I don’t think I can make this without a food processor. SO please can you send me 12 jars of this goodness!
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  2. Tracy | Baking Mischief says:

    OMG, Dawn, this looks almost too dangerous to keep around the house because I absolutely want to eat it with a spoon… or on toast… or with strawberries… or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…basically all the ways.

    I love homemade nut butters, but this one seriously takes the cake. Pinned for some weekend when I feel like I have the self control not to eat the entire jar in one go. 😉
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  3. Miriam - londonkitchendiaries.com says:

    What a lovely, chocolatey twist on your roasted almond butter and fantastic alternative to Nutella – would love this as a spread on freshly baked bread and since I am an adult too I might just eat it by the spoon too 😉 We only had one BBQ this season so far – definitely have to change that! Have a nice weekend, Dawn!
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  4. Katherine | Love In My Oven says:

    This looks so yummy! It would absolutely kick me out of bed in the morning…maybe I need to plan this for my next Monday morning? I would also love to put this on our pancakes over the weekend. Great one, Dawn!! Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Shashi at Savory Spin says:

    Oh my word! I knew I should have stopped by your blog yesterday – then my crazy Monday wouldn’t have been so bad! Lady, THIS is way, way, way better than Nutella – so much healthier too!
    Dawn I couldn’t help chuckling at your “not-so-rare (almost always) situation where (you) just randomly visit the fridge and stick a spoon in there ’cause (you) are an adult and (you) can totally do that” cos you bet, I would be doing the exact same thing! I’d be crazy not to!
    Btw, May isn’t over – so still time to jump on the whole BBQ bandwagon – I usually don’t keep up with holidays – but guess what’s coming up on May 15th? …Why…National Chocolate Chip Day…and we cannot forget Oct 28th which is National chocolate day! 🙂
    I hope you are having a wonderful week, my friend – I have been so enjoying your IG posts! xo

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Awwww…you’re too sweet, Shashi!! Hehehe….eating with a spoon is the BEST way to eat this and I’m pretty sure that your Monday would have been a million times better if you had this 😉 And if we were neighbours, I’d be at your door with a big batch for ya!
      Definitely still time to jump on the bbq bandwagon – twist my arm! Now, if only we’d get a bit more sunshine so we could actually eat outside 🙂 Thanks for the food holiday reminders – gonna make note of those!
      SOOOOO happy you’ve been enjoying my IG posts – that means a lot; really appreciate the kind words, my friend! XO

  6. Jolina says:

    OMG I need to make your homemade almond butter already!! Then I can make this amazing chocolate version. And OMG BBQ month? (As you can see I am high on sugar today haha). I heard it was burger month too or was that last month? I never know what food month it is, I’m just happy because food 🙂 Happy Monday Dawn!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Yes, totally!! Burger month? I love me a burger. Now I’m craving one so thanks for that 😉 Hope you get to try this one out soon, Jolina!! Have an awesome week 🙂

  7. heather (delicious not gorgeous) says:

    for once, the weather in southern california was kind of crummy! drizzly and cool, and definitely not what i expected in may. anyways, this almond butter sounds even better than nutella!! i’ve found that nutella is just too sweet for me now, and doesn’t have enough chocolate to make me happy lol. the dark chocolate in here sounds perfect!

  8. Cindy says:

    Oh wow, my kids will love this. I love your step by step so I know exactly how to make this lovely butter. I am thinking that I can make these as end-of-year gifts for the teachers. So delicious and a great add on to any pantry.I hear you on the coffee wake -up! It ain’t happening this Monday morning especially after Cinco De Mayo. Cheers –
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  9. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    This would not last more than a day in my house. I could make three batches and I’m thinking maybe that would last overnight. Just maybe. I just want to reach my spoon through the screen and eat the whole jar! Nut butters are my absolute weakness (if that’s not clear from all the gushing here). It’s gray and rainy today so I’m a little glad you aren’t sharing a BBQ recipe; that would be depressing. But chocolate is always welcome in my life! Have a fabulous week, Dawn!
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  10. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh, this almond butter + chocolate would so make my belly happy! Actually it would make my face happy first as I faceplant into it…and then it would make my belly happy. 🙂 I’m really loving the chocolate addition, and I’m thinking I need to break down and finally try making almond butter at home. Robbie has been loving PB sandwiches lately, and I bet he would love chocolate almond butter sandwiches, too! 🙂 It was coldish and rainy here this weekend, so we didn’t get the grill out…but the rain has moved out, and I suspect we’ll be back supporting BBQ month here this week. Haha! I hope you and the hubs (and the furry child) have a great week ahead!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Haha! For sure, David!! Yes, you totally need to make almond butter at home – it’s tooooo easy! And I’m pretty 100% sure Robbie would love this too. Have a wonderful week 🙂

  11. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    The hubs and I grill year round too, there is just something about that smoky flavor from a charcoal grill that makes my belly very very happy! Too funny you pretend to lock the hubs out in the cold.. I do that to Boy sometimes when he’s outside with the dog. But then I want our fur baby, so I have to let him in. Lol. Loving this jazzed up almond butter, Dawn! You know my stupid allergy to cocoa will prevent me from trying this in all its deliciousness, but I’m thinking I need to at least make this with the coconut! YUM!! Cheers, lady! Xo
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  12. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    Oh man – the idea of this as a dipping sauce for fresh fruit or a spread for my morning toast will certainly have me springing out of bed! But truth is – I fear that the spoon in the jar might be my favorite mode of eating and enjoying, after all! Not sure – I think I need to test my theory! 😉 Hope you have a great week, my friend! XOXO
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  13. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Yay for BBQ month! We love to grill year round too! Well, I should say my husband, as I do the same as you and stand inside the comfort of my warm house during the winter. And yay for more almond butter! Isn’t it the best? It’s been way too long since I’ve made any kind of nut butter, so I need to try this chocolate coconut version. This would be JUST the thing to get me out of bed in the morning. In fact, just pass me a spoon and I’ll dig into that jar! 🙂 Pinning this deliciousness! Hope your Monday is off to a fantastic start!

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