This easy 10-minute Salted Chocolate Almond Butter is a healthy and delicious alternative to store bought. With my homemade almond butter recipe you get control of the ingredients, plus change up the almonds for whichever nut you love!

I guarantee you won’t be able to put the jar down!

Use this almond butter butter recipe for these Almond Butter Stuffed Dates or these Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups for decadent homemade treats you don’t need to feel guilty about eating.

Salted Chocolate Almond Butter in a glass jar with a spoon.

If you have been considering ditching jarred nut butter because of the price tag, or maybe because there are far too many added ingredients, or you simply can’t find one you like, then this recipe is for you!

Making nut butter is a lot easier and quicker than you think. Dry whole almonds transform from almond bits to gorgeous creamy almond butter in just 10 minutes.

What’s The Hype About Nut Butter?

Nut butters are amazing in so many ways. They provide a chunk load of nutrition from good fats to protein, may help control blood sugar and even help manage cholesterol. And of course, they taste great too!

For years most Americans relied on peanut butter as a spread for their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but today there are so many more delicious options; from almond butter, to cashew butter, pumpkin seed butter, and even walnut butter.

what you will need to make this almond butter recipe

To make this homemade almond butter recipe you will need a high speed blender. The one I use is the VITAMIX Professional Grade 64 oz. I have had this blender for 8 years and it has done an amazing job with all my recipes.

Fun Ways To Use Almond Butter

  • Almond butter shakes and rich and filling but this pricey protein drink you get at the gym can easily be made at home.
  • Chocolate almond butter cups are a healthy treat but you can make your version of Justin’s.
  • Almond butter bombs are healthy and perfect for a midday snack.
  • Oatmeal or smoothie bowls taste great with almond butter. Add a dollop or two to your oatmeal or smoothie bowl.
  • Dip your fruit or crackers into almond butter for more flavor and added protein.
  • Add to cookies, banana bread, or brownies for a dose of healthy fat, flavor, and protein.
  • And, of course, eating as is with your morning toast.

Why You’ll Love This Almond Butter Recipe

Simple: With just 3 ingredients, not counting salt, it doesn’t get any more simple than this.

Healthy: If you are worried about the nutrition of almond butter, there’s no need to, as this recipe doesn’t have added sugars or thickeners. Just 3 healthy ingredients.

Versatile: Feel free to change up the flavor and add a touch of vanilla, cinnamon or stir in some ground flax or hemp seeds.


  • Almonds – Make sure to use raw, unsalted almonds.
  • Dark chocolate – Use at least 70% dark chocolate for the deepest chocolate flavor.
  • Coconut oil – Coconut oil, melted, helps thin out the mixture. Use unflavored coconut oil if you don’t want any remnants of coconut flavor.
  • Sea salt – A pinch of sea salt helps bring out the flavor.

How To Make Salted Chocolate Almond Butter

  • Step 1: Process almonds in a high speed blender, stopping several times to scrape the sides of the blender. Keep blending and scraping until the mixture starts to form a paste-like consistency. 
  • Step 2: Add in the dark chocolate, melted coconut oil and sea salt. Continue to blend until completely smooth. When done, store almond butter in a jar or air tight container. 

10 Minute Chocolate Almond Butter in a glass jar with a spoon and almonds.

Tips and Variations

Change up the nuts: Instead of almonds try hazelnuts for more of a Nutella-like flavor or use cashews. Or if you you struggle with the almond butter vs peanut butter debate you can always use peanuts.

Make it nut-free: Use sunflower seeds in place of the almonds for a nut-free version.

Add some flavor: Mix in a touch of vanilla or cinnamon for a touch more flavor.

Mix in some seeds: Up the protein and healthy fats and mix in ground flax, chia or hemp seeds.


Is chocolate almond butter good for you?

If you are wondering about almond butter nutrition, this recipe for homemade chocolate almond butter can be part of a healthy diet. With healthy fats, protein, and a variety of vitamins and minerals this almond butter is a good alternative to store-bought. As with most foods, moderation is key.

do you put almond butter in the fridge?

It is best to store almond butter in the fridge to preserve its freshness and extend its shelf life.

how can you tell if almond butter is rancid?

If you notice an odd smell, or if it tastes slightly off it may be rancid.

Make Ahead and Storage

Make Ahead: This almond nut butter recipe will keep for up to 2 weeks so you can make a batch ahead of time.

Storage: To preserve the freshness and to lengthen the shelf life, it is best to store the chocolate almond butter in the fridge.

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If you don’t have a high-speed blender be careful making this almond butter in your food processor so you don’t burn the engine. If using a food processor, process slowly and allow the motor to cool if it gets too hot.

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Salted Chocolate Almond Butter
5 from 1 vote

Salted Chocolate Almond Butter

by Silvia Dunnirvine
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 0z



  • 16 oz raw unsalted almonds
  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • Place almonds in a high speed blender and process, stopping several times to scrape the sides of the blender. Almonds will be very dry in the beginning but as they break down the oils will become creamy. Keep on blending and scraping for about 8-9 minutes or until the mixture starts to form a paste-like consistency. 
  • Add in the dark chocolate, melted coconut oil and sea salt. Continue to blend until completely smooth. This process should take about 10 minutes. When done, store almond butter in a jar or air tight container. 


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Almond Butter Recipe, Chocolate Almond Butter, Homemade Almond Butter with Chocolate
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Salted chocolate almond butter in a jar with a spoon and almonds.



Hi! I’m Silvia.

My goal is to make cooking simple and enjoyable.

Garden in the Kitchen is full of easy and balanced recipes for busy families. Classics get a healthier twist with additions of veggies or alternative ingredients.

I hope my recipes will inspire you to cook more home meals and above all have fun in the kitchen!

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    1. Thank you so much Albert! Yes, this is an easy and fun recipe to make, plus it comes with big savings if you compare to the price of a good high quality almond butter in a store 🙂