Turn your food processor into a nut-butter-making machine with this easy recipe for homemade chocolate peanut butter. Try it on toast, spread on a banana or for a treat right off the spoon.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015


Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Spread peanuts in a shallow baking dish. Bake, stirring once or twice, until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor; add melted chocolate, maple syrup, oil, vanilla and salt. Process, stopping to scrape down the sides (and give your food processor a little rest) as needed, until smooth and creamy, at least 8 minutes and up to 10 minutes.


Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 1 month.

To melt chocolate, microwave in a bowl on Medium (50%) for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 12.4g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.4g 10% DV; sugars 7.4g; fat 15.3g 24% DV; saturated fat 3.4g 17% DV; cholesterol 0.5mg; vitamin a iu 3.4IU; vitamin cmg; folate 22.1mcg 6% DV; calcium 22.4mg 2% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 52.2mg 19% DV; potassium 195mg 6% DV; sodium 76.3mg 3% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV; added sugar 6g.