Homemade Healthier Chocolate Spread

Healthier

CHOCOLATE

Spread!
There….now, I have your attention!

I have figured out how to make a homemade healthier chocolate spread that both the kids and I thoroughly enjoy!
Healthier Homemade Chocolate Spread
Many of us are chocolate lovers, but so many of us indulge in chocolate treats that really are not all that great for our health. While chocolate itself does have some excellent properties, it’s often the added “junk” that can give it a bad reputation.

Below, I have shared a recipe for a homemade healthier chocolate spread. Unlike spreads that you can purchase on the shelves in the grocery store, this version has no refined sugar and no preservatives, so it does have to be refrigerated.

It is a delicious treat to enjoy in many ways, like with fruit or spread on waffles, toast or rice crackers. This recipe does require a food processor or a good quality blender.
Healthier Homemade Chocolate Spread

Homemade Healthier Chocolate Spread
Recipe Type: spread
Author: Multi-Testing Mommy
Prep time:
Total time:
This chocolate spread is a healthier, homemade version.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups, rounded cashews
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder OR cacao powder (for an even healthier version)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt (omit if using salted nuts)
  • 3 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy, I used cashew milk)
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, place 2 cups of cashews and process until they turn into a butter- like consistency.
  2. Add all other ingredients and blend for approximately 5 minutes until smooth.
  3. Store in a glass container in the fridge.

This is definitely a treat snack that I could get used to! I am so grateful to have a food processer that I received when we got married from my wonderful Mother-in-Law that allows me to make this recipe with ease.
Healthier Homemade Chocolate Spread

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80 Responses to Homemade Healthier Chocolate Spread

  1. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for sharing,bookmarking this one for when i get a free day.I bet it tasted delicious and so much healthier

  2. Treen Goodwin says:

    sounds amazing , thanks for sharing the recipe a must try 🙂

  3. Heidi C. says:

    My little guy is allergic to hazelnuts so we can’t have the name brand spread in the house. I can’t wait to make this version!

  4. Heidi C. says:

    My little guy is allergic to hazelnuts so we can’t have the name brand spread in the house. I can’t wait to make this version!

  5. Laurie P says:

    Definitely something I have to try to make!!

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  7. jan says:

    so great to see a healthier chocolate spread as I will not purchase the ones on the store shelves.

  8. jan says:

    so great to see a healthier chocolate spread as I will not purchase the ones on the store shelves.

  9. kathy downey says:

    Your recipe is a must try,you cant find a good spread in stores thats not packed with sugar

  10. Lynda Cook says:

    Sounds great and cashews are one of my favourite nut, I’m going to have to make this!!

  11. Darlene Schuller says:

    oh this looks delicious, I know Miss K would love this with her apples she seems to be hooked on lately!

  12. Darlene Schuller says:

    oh this looks delicious, I know Miss K would love this with her apples she seems to be hooked on lately!

  13. Holly MacRitchie says:

    This looks very delicious!

  14. Holly MacRitchie says:

    This looks very delicious!

  15. dewinner says:

    Oh my this sounds delicious, I have it pinned, definitely going to try it!

  16. dewinner says:

    Oh my this sounds delicious, I have it pinned, definitely going to try it!

  17. C L. Chin says:

    I’ve never tried to make my own, but maybe I will seeing how easy it is.

  18. Carol Denny says:

    I’m going to make this. Its looks so easy and yummy!

  19. Cassie Fancy says:

    WOW ! Great recipe thank you and Apples to dip in the chocolate spread Delicious !!

  20. Joanne Donaldson Frank says:

    looks delicious thanks for the recipe

  21. Nancy T says:

    I think this will replace the Nutella my hubby loves! Do you think he will notice? LOL

  22. Nancy T says:

    I think this will replace the Nutella my hubby loves! Do you think he will notice? LOL

  23. Louanne B says:

    This recipe looks amazing! Love the healthy ingredient. Thank you so much for sharing!

  24. shannon heitt says:

    this looks way better than nutella

  25. elizamatt says:

    This, I’m afraid, is one thing that I won’t be making, I can’t stand any of these Nutella like spreads.

  26. Diana Powell says:

    I have to make this !!

  27. Judy Cowan says:

    Yum! I like the sound of this. We do like Nutella but I only buy it now and then as a treat, but this recipe we could have more often. Thanks!

  28. Judy Cowan says:

    Yum! I like the sound of this. We do like Nutella but I only buy it now and then as a treat, but this recipe we could have more often. Thanks!

  29. Joni W says:

    I lo ve anything chocolate

  30. elizamatt says:

    I’m afraid I don’t enjoy any of the Nutella type of spreads. Now in Germany they actually put thin slices of chocolate on bread and butter – tasty 🙂

  31. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I think it’s awesome that you’ve come up with a healthier version so kids can enjoy it without the extras

  32. kathy downey says:

    I really like this spread you made i cant wait to make it myself sometime soon

  33. kathy downey says:

    I really like this spread you made i cant wait to make it myself sometime soon

  34. Holly O'Gorman says:

    I don’t like Nutella, but I know my daughter does. This is definitely a healthier alternative.

  35. karla says:

    oh yeah,this sounds so yummy!!

  36. karla says:

    oh yeah,this sounds so yummy!!

  37. Judy Cowan says:

    Got everything to make this, on the agenda this weekend.

  38. Judy Cowan says:

    Got everything to make this, on the agenda this weekend.

  39. kristen visser says:

    omg i am totally drooling just looking and reading the ingredients! I need to give this a try ASAP

  40. Elizabeth V says:

    Thank you for sharing. I love nut butters. And chocolate, so this is going to be good. And I think more economical to make myself. How long can I keep it in the fridge? Not that it would last long.

  41. Gord says:

    I think I will try this because the store bought stuff is full of junk. This is a lot better, probably tastes better as well.

  42. lp says:

    looks so easy. thanks for the idea.

  43. Carole Dube says:

    Thank you for sharing, I love that there is no refined sugar in the recipe.

  44. dewinner says:

    Thanks for sharing, looks so good

  45. dewinner says:

    Thanks for sharing, looks so good

  46. Nicolthe pickle says:

    This looks so good, and all the ingredients are attainable.

  47. Joni W says:

    well that sounds delicious. I must try!

  48. Sarah Alexis says:

    My sister made some of this and it was DELICIOUS!!! The kids love it. And it’s so natural and much healthier as a treat!

  49. Luzviminda Gunter-Smith says:

    I wild like tk make this as I live chocolate

  50. Luzviminda Gunter-Smith says:

    I would like to make this as I love chocolate

  51. Amber Smith says:

    My daughter has a friend in class that’s allergic to hazelnuts so this would be a healthy alternative to the store bought stuff. Great recipe!

  52. Laurie P says:

    Love the use of cashews…..YUMMY!

  53. Leela says:

    That looks delicious!

  54. Wanda Tracey says:

    Oh my that does sound healthier for sure.The ingredients are still delicious.I will be excited to try this.

  55. nicolerf says:

    I could see making this. The ingredients are great and most importantly I think it would be delicious.

  56. Cheryl says:

    I never thought of making my own??!! Great idea I will have to try 🙂

  57. Soozle says:

    I have never considered making my own spread or realized it would be so easy! I love the idea of making my own so I can control the sugar amount

  58. mommakoala says:

    This does look easy to make, and I can make small or large quantities as needed. Hey, I actually have the ingredients on hand.

  59. jennifer wilson says:

    This looks delicious and easy to make, I can’t wait to try it out.

  60. Jasmine B says:

    Too good looking not to try!

  61. Travelbuds says:

    This sounds so good. Thanks for the recipe

  62. Krista Miller says:

    Oh wow I love all the ingredients in this, especially the cashews! This is the perfect healthy version!

  63. Cheryl Grandy says:

    It looks delicious! (And making it at home means that we know exactly what is in it).

  64. Joanne Donaldson Frank says:

    looks delicious and healthy

  65. Joanne Donaldson Frank says:

    looks delicious and healthy

  66. Cara Inglis says:

    Can’t wait to try this!

  67. kathy downey says:

    Thamks we finally got a chance to try this on Friday when we had friends around to help me eat it,it was very good and enjoyed by all.

  68. Agata Maguire says:

    this sounds amazing! can’t wait to try 🙂

  69. Agata Maguire says:

    this sounds amazing! can’t wait to try 🙂

  70. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    This recipe looks so delicious. I’ve never heard of a recipe to make this before but I bet it tastes really great

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