Dark Chocolate Pecan Butter

19 Mar


This pecan butter tastes rich and indulgent and to be honest it tastes nearly completely of chocolate. It is fantastic because it tastes like it should be really bad for you but it is completely the opposite. We all know that dark chocolate, in small amounts is actually very good for our health and this is the perfect way of ensuring we don’t go overboard and inhale that whole bar! This is a really quick nut butter to make because pecans are quite a soft nut compared to the likes of almonds or hazelnuts. This means that it is great if your food processor is kind of weak as it doesn’t put that much strain on it. This pecan butter is very liquidy at room temperature and sets into a soft paste consistency when in the fridge. It is fantastic melted into hot toast with banana slices for a delicious, indulgent breakfast or pour over a baked banana and ice cream for that not so naughty dessert.



Dark Chocolate Pecan Butter

200g pecans

50g dark chocolate

1/2tsp sea salt

  • Preheat the oven to 170ºc/340ºf and spread the pecans out evenly on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper.
  • Bake in the oven for 5mins then toss and bake for a further 5mins.
  • Put the toasted pecans in your food processor and whizz for about 5-8mins until the pecans form a smooth liquid/paste. You will have to scrap down the sides of the processor regularly.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30sec bursts, stirring between each interval until the chocolate is smooth and melted completely.
  • Pour the chocolate, along with the sea salt, into the processor with the pecan butter and whizz until it is all incorporated into one.
  • Pour into a jar and keep in the fridge. It will set more when in the fridge, so it resembles a spread.


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