This Smooth Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter is a must to add to your to-do list. It is basically melt-in-your-mouth roasted almond chocolate liquid gold, that is soooo addicting and delicious. It’s what I imagine an almond version of Nutella tastes like.

This deliciousness is made of warm roasted almonds that are blended until incredibly smooth and creamy. Then a mixture of melted chocolate, coconut oil and vanilla is added to the mix, as well as honey, to add a bit of sweetness. Once all the flavors have melded together, olive or coconut oil is added to really smooth the mixture out.

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As someone who is allergic to all nuts except almonds, I’ve always had many questions concerning how certain “nutty” foods taste like.

For example, what does peanut butter taste like??? Are PB&J’s thaaat great? What about Reese’s Pieces?

Do cashews really work for making cheesecake?

What do pistachios taste like?

And the question I have wondered the absolute most…. how delicious is Nutella??

Honestly, some people worship Nutella! And I’ve always felt like I was missing out.

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So, I decided to make my own version with this Smooth Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter recipe.

I’m sure it’s not the same as Nutella and I wouldn’t even be able to know the difference anyways BUUUUT this chocolate almond butter is SOOO good.

It’s super creamy and smooth, and the roasted almonds add a “nutty” flavor to the almond butter, in a really satisfying way.

Plus the chocolate flavor puts everything just over the top.

I just couldn’t stop eating this out of the jar!

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Which is why I’m glad that I can just whip this Smooth Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter recipe up whenever I want!!

Especially now that I know how to make it.

It took me a few tries….

The first time, I added the melted chocolate and cocoa powder too soon. The almond butter was a but thick and then never thinned out after that. Look how thick!

The second time, I used a mini food processor and it took me over 20 minutes to get a semi-decent texture. My poor food processor got really hot and tired. Then, after adding the honey, it thickened up. This version was still good but still a bit too thick for my liking.

One thing I learned was that honey does tend to thicken the mixture up. But I have a good solution that  I learned in version three… which is this recipe!

So for version three, aka this Smooth Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter, I blended the almond butter in my Ninja Blender and it worked like a charm! It only took 8 minutes to get super smooth and liquidy. Wayyyyy smoother than any of my other tries.

Then, when I added the melted chocolate and cocoa powder it stayed super smooth. Once I added the honey it did thicken up, which is where the olive oil comes in. Make sure to use an extra virgin, light tasting olive oil. Or use coconut oil. But once I added that in, it was smoooooth city.

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The key word here is SMOOTH. And after making so many versions, I learned that this is possible, you just need the right tools and ingredients.

It’s true, making almond butter can be challenging. If you are looking for the ultimate almond butter recipe guide, check out this Almond Butter post by Texanerin.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

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Smooth Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter {GF}

Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put 2 cups of almonds onto a cookie sheet and roast for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. 
  • Pour the roasted almonds into a blender or high powered food processor. I used a Ninja blender. Mix until the almonds turn into smooth almost liquidy almond butter. In my ninja blender, this takes 8 minutes. Though it can take up to 20 minutes using other appliances. 
    Note: You may think that you have "over mixed" the almonds when the mixture becomes thick, but that isn't true, keep going. 
  • Mix 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips, 1 tsp vanilla, and 2 tsp of coconut oil together and heat in the microwave until melted. Only heat for 20-30 seconds at a time, and then mix. You don't want the mixture to burn and thicken. ( I only heated mine for 30 seconds total)
  • Mix the chocolate mixture into the almond butter and blend. Add 1 Tbs of cocoa powder and blend.
  • Then add 2 tsp honey to the almond butter and mix. (You'll notice that honey thickens the almond butter up a bit). Then add 3 Tbs extra light tasting olive oil or melted coconut oil and blend.
  • Yields 2.5 cups of almond butter.