The Best Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipe Of All Time
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If you’re a Nutella lover or a peanut butter lover, it isn’t hard to imagine that the combination of the two tastes like heaven. Considering the price of hazelnuts can burn a hole in your pocket, in case you have a deep desire to make your own version of the beloved chocolate spread at home, using a cheaper alternative like peanuts bring all the flavour and taste like a dessert spread that’s made with a locally cultivated ingredient. While we’re on the topic of dessert spreads and nut butters, most options that are made available for purchase contain harmful ingredients like palm oil and refined sugar, along with preservatives and other chemicals that might not be the best option to consume, as delicious as they may be.

Making a chocolate peanut butter at home isn’t all that hard but also requires patience and confidence in yourself, at the same time. A rather uncomplicated process, making chocolate peanut butter at home is one of the best ways to control what you choose to put in your dessert spread while also keeping some nutritional value intact. Believe us when we say that you’ll be reaching for the jar of this delicious spread more often than you’d care to admit. That being known, it tastes great on everything; from a piece of toast to pancakes, waffles, crepes or even a spoonful on its own when the craving for sugar strikes.


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  • 1.5 cups raw peanuts, shelled
  • ½ cup dark baking chocolate buttons
  • 2 tablespoons honey/maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt

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  • Roast the peanuts in a dry pan until they turn a light brown colour on the outside. Add them to a blender jar while they’re still warm and give them a rough blitz to turn them into a sandy texture.
  • Continue to grind the peanuts slowly, taking small breaks in between so as to not overheat your blender jar. As it releases its natural oils and begins to resemble peanut butter, add the chocolate chips and cocoa powder and continue grinding into a paste.
  • Be wary of adding any oil or water to help the process as that might lead to disastrous results. Once the peanut-chocolate mixture turns into a paste of desired smoothness, add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt and grind once again.
  • Scoop out the contents into a glass jar and store in a cool, dry place for up to a week and refrigerate after, if using for longer.