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Blendtec cocoa-nut almond butter recipe

Cocoa-Nut Almond Butter Recipe

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This chocolate almond butter is a healthy way to satisfy a chocolate craving. Try spreading this homemade delight on graham crackers, dipping apple slices or pretzels in it, stirring it into your morning oatmeal, or rolling bananas in it to make frozen banana pops.

Total time:  40 S
Servings:  7
Calories:  180

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. cocoa or cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups roasted and unsalted almonds
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp.
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 6g

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to Twister jar in order listed, and place Twister lid on jar.
  2. Hold Twister lid with one hand, and with other hand set on a Medium to Medium-High speed. Run for 40 seconds, turning Twister lid counterclockwise during blending.

Notes

For a raw version of the recipe, use raw almonds instead of roasted almonds and use coconut oil instead of shredded coconut. Follow recipe directions above, but blend for a total of 50–60 seconds.


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41 comments


  • The easiest way to make it smooth without having to add extra oil, is to blend it once (using the Twister Jar), and put it in the fridge/freezer to fully cool down (it gets warm). Then blend it again. It will turn out nice and smooth. You can’t just blend it again while it’s warm, or it will cause the oil and the “nut meat” to permanently separate (it must cook it or something) and make a big, conglobulated mess.

    Sarah on

  • Can’t get mine to look as smooth as the one on the picture. Anyone any suggestions/ideas ?

    Lissa on

  • can you use the 4-Side or Wildside jar for this?

    DinaR on

  • Much less expensive than store bought and delicious! I did have to blend a little longer than recommended and it was still a little grainy but very good flavor.

    Brandyn on

  • I made this today; the first thing I made with my new machine. I tried it with graham crackers and also did the dipped frozen banana bites with it too. I love this stuff, so good!

    BeeRanDee on

  • Yes, you can but it’ll be work. You’ll want to double the recipe and stop to scrape the sides down every time you hear the blending stop and the blade rotate by itself. Just know it’ll take a while to do it and the almonds will get hot (that’s normal).

    Blendtec on

  • My family and I don’t like coconut. Is there any alternative or can I just omit it completely?

    Mark on

  • For those who don’t want sugar, try a soaked, chopped date, adds sweetness without the harmful effects some people have with sugar. The twister jar is a great investment, I recommend it highly. One of the reasons I switched to the Blendtec from the other competitors.

    Mary Schleicher on

  • Hi Mark, you can omit the coconut.

    Blendtec on

  • I just made this in the mini twister jar as I have made 1 cup of almond butter in the mini jar. The cocoa flew up a bit. The machine appeared very noisy and seemed to be heating up. Should I have decreased the quantity. End result. It tasted delicious. I left out the coconut totally so jar wasn’t that full. Does the regular twister have an air tight lid? The nut butter was very hot also. any suggestions as how can make this in the mini twister and should it have been so hot.

    betty on

  • No shit Sherlock

    Blendtec expert on

  • 40 seconds I have been at it for an hour and the blender overloads and binds. I scrape and re-scrape. My new from costco four sided blendtec jar is supposed to be able to do this, "Yes, you can. You may have to double the recipe, and you will need to stop and scrape the sides to get it thick." Disappointed at this point

    Scott on

  • I have been working on this recipe for a hour. 2.5 cups of roasted almonds, 4 tbls of cocoa, a little salt and three pureed dates. At first I got an overload message so I took some of the stuff out. I then got another over load message, scraped the sides of my new from costco four sided jar 3hp blendtec blender. Ink the concoction was being pulled down and impacting under the blades and causing it to bind. At th.is point it is not binding nor is it blending everything together. Blend for 6 seconds stop and scrape. blend for 6 seconds stop and scrape. I have followed your instruction "Yes, you can. You may have to double the recipe, and you will need to stop and scrape the sides to get it thick." The concoction is hot.

    Scott on

  • Did this for three cycles in my 570 on "high" with my new twister jar. All I have is a thick, chocolatey paste. Any suggestions on what to do? I bought this jar to make almond butter, specifically.

    Georgia Petty Ferguson on

  • I agree, having the exact same problem. I tried doubling the recipe and it stops because it’s overloaded according to the panel.
    There goes 2.5 cups of almonds. So disappointed :(

    Lulu on

  • Oh no! What kind of almonds did you use?

    Blendtec on

  • If the machine gets over-heated then it will take some time to cool before the blender can be used again. It should have worked with no problems, though. Did you follow the recipe exactly? And did you turn the Twister jar lid counter-clockwise as you were blending?

    Blendtec on

  • I used raw almonds that I had dry roasted in the oven for 10 minutes at 350. I eventually just added a little oil and it finally seemed to emulsify after I let it cool down for about 45 minutes. Is it normal for it to have to sit and cool before running again?

    Georgia Petty Ferguson on

  • Thanks, Georgia. We’ll do some testing. :)

    Blendtec on

  • The machine did not get overheated. The almonds did! They were very hot. I waited for them to cool before blending again. And yes, I did twist the lid counter-clockwise while blending. It seems like maybe the recipe should be adjusted. So many people online have had the same issue.

    Georgia Petty Ferguson on

  • So glad it worked for you! We tested it again (and with the 570) and it worked just fine so I’m not sure what the problem was before. Also, just so you don’t worry, it’s normal for the almonds to get hot during blending.

    Blendtec on

  • Ok I love you again. So I tried this again, only I just blended up the almonds raw first on low for 20 seconds, medium for another 30, then did another cycle on high for 50 seconds. It was smooth! I did 30 more seconds on "high" (just for fun) and it was perfectly smooth and glossy! I then added the other ingredients on the list and it came together perfectly. Maybe the problem was just adding everything at the same time.

    I also made hummus this morning and it was so good! Loving this twister jar ;)

    Georgia Petty Ferguson on

  • If it’s too thick to blend add some MELTED coconut oil. It will thin it out.

    Ammart07 on

  • Use roasted almonds. Know that you’ll have to stop the blender and scrape the sides of the jar down several times during blending so it’s a bit more work. Happy blending!

    Blendtec on

  • I want to make this in my wild side jar with 570 classic series any tips before I waste ingredients

    Sprtbrat chef on

  • Hey I made this in a four side jar and what I found was you need roasted almonds because they have extra oil. If you use raw or probably dry roasted you need to add oil (peanut oil or whatever you prefer) and also almond milk won’t hurt. It has to get to a certain oil/almond meat ratio to cycle properly. Otherwise it will be way too thick for blending and also too thick to spread anyhow. I used raw nuts and what happened to me was it got so thick that there was an air pocket at the bottom. The mixture was sticking to the side walls and not moving down so that’s where the problem is.

    crazybreadman on

  • Hi – I’m wondering if I can substitute Stevia for the granulated sugar? If so, do you know how much?

    dawnhurleychapman on

  • we bought a Blendtec blender from Sams Club and the first time trying to make almond butter it ruined the jar and water would leak out the bottom. We got a new jar and I am worried to try this recipe again for fear of burning it up again. Any suggestions? When we made it it seem to make a very loud rumbling sound that did not seem normal.

    Tyler on

  • You can. You’ll want to check what the conversion is for the specific Stevia you’re using. It should be just under 4 tsp for this recipe.

    Blendtec on

  • A few tips:
    1. Before loading your jar each time, spin the drive shaft on the bottom of the jar for a
    few seconds. This will help keep the seal in good shape and prolong the life of
    the jar. If the shaft does not spin freely, add some hot water to the jar, then
    twist the shaft by hand until it begins to spin freely.

    2. Make sure you use roasted almonds. This makes a huge difference!
    3. If you’re making it in a FourSide or WildSide+ jar, you’ll have to stop blending and scrape the sides of the jar back down to the blade several times.
    Happy blending!

    Blendtec on

  • I just received the regular sized Twister Jar (looks like perfect size for me!) The recipe book says 1.5 cups of raw almonds on Speed 7. I haven’t tried it yet, but this was a major reason for forking over the $$ for a proper machine. Glad to see this tip about spinning the shaft. I do recall seeing something about it in instructions, but didn’t pay close attention.

    Do I need to register my new Twister Jar if I bought it separately from blender? Or just keep receipt?

    PghPammy on

  • I love SweetLeaf brand and refer to this conversion all the time! http://sweetleaf.com/stevia…

    PghPammy on

  • Yes the regular twister has both a regular gripper lid and a twister lid! Any nut butter will be hot initially from the fiction necessary to break the nuts down. Just transfer to a container with good lid and refrigerate and it will cool and thicken a bit.

    PghPammy on

  • No need to register your jar. :)

    Blendtec on

  • I just add this with raw almonds. After reading the comments, I was sure to add extra melted coconut oil, about 5 tbsps total, and stop and scrape several times. It turned out really well. Oh, I don’t have the twister jar and managed it perfectly in the 4 side jar. Love it.

    Tess Danesi on

  • Made this spread to dip apples in… Doubled the recipe and Used the wild side blender and it worked just fine! I would just slowly increase the speed and stop every few seconds to scrape down. Maybe because all my smoothies are super thick I’m used to this but I had no problem with this recipe… Okay maybe just stopping eating it. Addicting!

    redsoxwife on

  • This seems delicious. Can not be sure though b/c have not tried it. But I was browsing the net and was awed to read all the benefits of coconut: http://x.co/8nIns

    Navaro Aapep on

  • I made some this morning except using pure coco paste, 230gr almonds
    med blitz then add 230gr coco paste, I started to pulse as it got thick
    as the coco melted , machine over heated and saw some light smoke rise
    :(

    Neil on

  • I know I’m a little late to the game, but I just tried this recipe and it is fabulous! I toasted my almonds in a dry skillet and let them cool, then put everything in the blendtec twister jar (using stevia as sweetener). I let it go on the lowest speed until it was all ground and starting to stick together, then gradually increased the speed. I find I have the most success making nut butter on low speed until it looks like nut butter but not quite smooth, then increase the speed. So delicious.

    Chelsea on

  • I just made this in my 725 using the Twister jar – it turned out just fine although I had to put it back through the blender on high-speed for 30 more seconds to get it more smooth. I read that many people had a hard time getting this recipe to work in there four-sided jars, so I am certain that you should only use the twister or the wild side jar. The other thing is that you cannot use raw almonds; roasting the almonds brings out the oils that are essential to make this recipe. Otherwise you will need to add some coconut oil. I’m not sure I will make this recipe again as it did seem to tax my machine more than I would like it to, and because of the oils in the almond butter the contents innthe jar heated up as I made it, even producing a little smoke from the butter itself. I did end up stirring in some extra teaspoons of sugar.

    paleofemme on

  • The best spread we have ever tried! We paired it with Gala apples as dessert, it was yummy!

    Cynthia on

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