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spiced chocolate almond butter

Spiced chocolate almond butter

  • Author: Jade Woodd
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20 serves 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: Christmas recipes
  • Diet: Vegan


This festive spiced chocolate almond butter is a creamy, sweet and spiced spread that is the perfect addition to festive baking, cookies, porridge or a sweet toast topper. The perfect blend of nutty, sweet and spice. 



3 cups raw almonds

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

3/4 cup icing sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground cardamom

1/8 nutmeg, finely ground

1/2 tsp fine salt

2 Tbsp light flavoured oil (I used macadamia oil)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350F). Add almonds to a tray and roast for 7-9 minutes, or until fragrant and just starting to change colour. Be careful to not burn the nuts- I always check at the 6 minute mark and ever minute after. Burnt nuts means burnt nut butter, which is not enjoyable. Remove from the oven and COOL for 5-10 minutes. PLEASE DO NOT blend nuts straight from the oven- they hold A LOT of heat inside, and you must allow them to cool a little. Heat + pressure from blending in a small contained space = potential for explosions.
  2. Once the its have cooled add to your food processor and blend for 7-10 minutes. My food processor is high-powered- if yours is not, expect this may take up to 20 minutes. At first you will notice the nuts looking dry and grainy but do not worry- with time you will have a silky smooth, drippy nut butter.
  3. Once you have a creamy, runny and drippy almond butter add all of the remaining ingredients and blend through until uniform.
  4. Scrap into a clean glass container with an air-tight and store in the pantry.


  • I do not recommend omitting oil in this recipe as you will miss out of having drippy, runny chocolate almond butter (which is totally half the point).
  • You can absolutely omit all the spices if you want a plain, sweet chocolate almond butter

Keywords: Almond butter, Christmas spice, chocolate almond butter