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
Ingredients:

 ¾ cup powdered peanut butter*
• ¼ cup cocoa powder
• 3 tablespoons sugar
• 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.

Preparation:

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.