Dark Chocolate Pecan Nut Butter

This Dark Chocolate Pecan Nut Butter and our Cinnamon Roll Pecan Nut Butter were posted at the request of those who were lucky enough to receive them as a Christmas gift this year. Lexie whipped up multiple batches and received raving reviews!


Dark Chocolate Pecan Nut Butter


Homemade nut butters are an easy-to-make homemade gift. What a great alternative to sugar and butter-filled cookies and sweets! Nut butters can be packaged in a jar with a label, and gifted with some juicy pears. We’ve found that pear slices are a perfect match for pecan butter. ??

We’ve also made nut butters from almonds and walnuts. Almonds are a little more grainy, while walnuts have a strong flavor. It’s also an option to combine nuts to achieve the consistency and flavor you’re going for. For this recipe, feel free to use a combination of nuts if that’s what you have on hand. You really can’t go wrong!


Dark Chocolate Pecan Nut Butter


We used this food processor (Note this is an affiliate link). 

Dark Chocolate Pecan Nut Butter

Dark Chocolate Pecan Nut Butter

Homemade pecan nut butter with a rich dark chocolate flavor. Just 5 simple ingredients and 5 simple steps!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, pecan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12


  • Food Processor


  • 3 cups pecans, raw, unsalted
  • 2 T cacao powder
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 T pure maple syrup optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spread pecans on a large baking sheet. Transfer to oven and roast for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place pecans, cacao, vanilla and salt in a food processor. Process for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Towards the beginning, you may need to stop to scrape down the sides.
  • Remove blade or transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in maple syrup, if desired.
  • Serve immediately. Store refrigerated in a sealed container.


This recipe is rich and delicious without the maple syrup, though not as sweet. 
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