Chocolate lovers listen: If you haven’t tried combining chocolate and peanut butter, you have been missing out. This chocolate peanut butter spread features sweeteners, coconut oil, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and chopped dark chocolates for an ultrasound experience!
Moreover, all these yummy flavors add up to a spread that tastes like real chocolate. Also, it boasts of a slightly crunchy and exotic taste.
Let’s make this recipe
Chocolate peanut butter spread
- 1 cup peanut or mixed nut butter
- ½ cup chopped dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Start by chopping the chocolate. After this, melt it in a double boiler or bain-marie.
- To do this, place the chopped chocolate in a bowl (heat-proof).
- Using a pan that fits the bowl. Fill it with water. Make sure that the water doesn't touch the bottom of the pan.
- Next, fit the bowl on top of the pan. Heat the water on medium-low heat. Allow chocolate to melt. Continue to stir.
- Ensure that the water doesn't boil. In case it starts to boil. Turn off the heater and stir the chocolate until it melts.
- Add the coconut oil and mix.
- Add the peanut butter, vanilla extract, salt, and sweetener.
- Pour chocolate peanut butter spread in a jar. Allow it to cool and set for several hours.
- Serve as desired.
What kind of nuts should I use?
I used pure peanut butter for this recipe. However, on other occasions, I use a nut mix butter.
Some months ago, I made one using nut butter containing almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts.
Should I use homemade or store-bought peanut butter?
Want my two cents? Use homemade peanut butter!
By doing this, you get to control the ingredients that go into it. Also, you can make it healthier by using just the nuts without salt.
You can rest assured that there would be no additives or sugar in the peanut butter.
Con: Making your homemade peanut butter may take some of your time (Well, 10 minutes.) Also, you will need a quality food processor. If you’ve got one and you can spare some minutes, then why not?
Prefer to buy? That’s fine too. (No judgment here). However, when buying peanut or nut butter, make sure you buy pure nut butter with nothing else but nuts inside.
Con: Store-bought peanut butter without sugar and palm oil are expensive.
What kind of chocolate should I use for chocolate peanut butter spread?
Always go for dark chocolates. The darker the better! Also, use dark chocolate between 72% and 90 % cocoa, which contains significantly less sugar than milk chocolate.
Must I use coconut oil?
Yes, sweetie. However, you will only need a small amount of coconut oil. The coconut oil helps the spread to be creamier.
What’s the best sweetener to use for chocolate peanut butter spread?
I recommend using stevia and xylitol.
Moreover, Stevia is a zero-calorie sweetener derived from a plant called Stevia rebaudiana. This plant grows in Brazil and Paraguay. Also, its leaves have been used there to sweeten foods for hundreds of years.
Con: Stevia is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Thus, you should make use of only a little amount.
On the other hand, Xylitol is a sugar alcohol derived from trees like birch. It is also made from xylan.
Although xylitol and stevia are sweeter than sugar, they have fewer calories. More so, they do not cause a spike in the body’s sugar level.
How do I store chocolate peanut butter spread?
Always keep your chocolate peanut butter at room temperature. Whereas, if you keep it in the fridge, you will have to let it come to room temperature before serving.
Also, your spread will only last 2 weeks if stored at room temperature.
Store your spread in the fridge. It can last 3-4 weeks in the fridge. However, heat them before serving.
Also, your spread will last for a couple of months in the freezer.
How should I serve peanut butter spread?
- Want a swell time? Then try this spread with muffins, crackers, and bread rolls.
- Also, serve as a dip for sliced fruits.
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