Chocolate Peanut Butter

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.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 to 8 cup servings


  • 1 ¼ cups unsalted peanuts

  • cup chopped dark chocolate or chips, melted (see Tip)

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. 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 (per serving)

201 Calories
15g Fat
12g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 3IU 0%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 52mg 12%
Potassium 195mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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