RecipeDark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 30
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 0.5
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 3 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 45 mg
Take Note

Spread the love…or in this case, my joyful spin on “Nutella.” This health-ified version of the iconic chocolate-hazelnut spread that everyone knows and loves comes packed with protein and a rich, indulgent flavor but with far fewer calories and sugar. You can use it as a topping for your favorite fruits (bananas, apple slices or strawberries), whole-grain toast or waffles, or if you can’t resist, even dip your spoon right in. It’s seriously that good! Here, I give you the directions for using peanut butter powder as well as standard creamy peanut butter—both versions are equally delicious.

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This recipe makes a scant cup

 ¾ cup powdered peanut butter*
• ¼ cup cocoa powder
• 3 Tablespoons sugar (or sugar replacement)
• Pinch salt
• 6 to 8 Tablespoons water

*If you don’t have powdered peanut butter, see recipe in directions for using traditional creamy peanut butter.


Mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. If it’s too stiff and thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional water and continue to stir until you reach a spreadable-velvety consistency.

If using creamy peanut butter, soften ¼ cup peanut butter in microwave (about 30 seconds) and then stir in 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons sugar, a pinch of salt and 3 tablespoons of water. Mix until smooth, well-blended and creamy. It will thicken over time. This version makes about ½ cup.

Nutrition provided per tablespoon using peanut butter powder. It’s 45 calories per tablespoon if using creamy peanut butter. 

Try my Dark Chocolate Stuffed Raspberries.