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Homemade Salted Dark Chocolate Pecan Butter

Incredible dark chocolate pecan butter with an extra sprinkle of sea salt. Wonderful on toast, fruit, pancakes or waffles!

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins

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How are you today? Doing well?

Good news, friends. I’m here to make the day even better with a salted dark chocolate pecan butter that puts nutella to shame. It kinda tastes like chocolate pecan pie in a jar. And I loves it.

pouring dark chocolate pecan butter into a jar

Before we begin, I do have to share that this recipe is in partnership with my friends at Peapod, a grocery delivery service. I’ve been creating recipes for their blog for over a year now (whoa, who knew!). It’s been such a wonderful collaboration because I often order groceries from them when I have a busy week. They always have amazing sales too, so check it out if you get a moment!

dark chocolate pecan butter in a jar

Now you might be wondering how this scrumptious jar of lovely pecan butter ended up in my mind (and now on the blog). First, let’s rewind to 2014 when I made this incredible salted maple pecan butter. I can still remember slathering it on a variety of things: bananas, toast, a spoon and finally using it on my oatmeal pecan butter chocolate chip cookies.

Obviously being an obsessive person when it comes to nut butters, I knew a chocolate version was in our future. Especially after experiencing a chocolate pecan pie one year during Christmas. It was glorious.

You can’t go wrong when it comes to this sweet and salty chocolate pecan butter. I recommend drizzling it on pancakes or waffles, enjoying it with a banana or apples or making your energy bites!

dark chocolate pecan butter in a jar and on toast with banana slices

My personal favorite? Throwing it on top of this banana bread with fresh sliced strawberries and thick coconut flakes. Seriously, it’s ridiculously good.

See how to make the dark chocolate pecan butter:

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so I can see your creations! xo

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Homemade Salted Dark Chocolate Pecan Butter

5 from 2 votes
dark chocolate pecan butter pouring into a jar
Course Breakfast, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Butter, Snack, Vegan
Keyword chocolate pecan butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serves 1
Incredible dark chocolate pecan butter with an extra sprinkle of sea salt. Wonderful on toast, fruit, pancakes or waffles!


  • 4 cups raw pecans
  • 2 oz 72% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Pour pecans onto a large baking sheet and evenly spread out. Toast the pecans in the oven for 6-8 minutes until slightly aromatic. Watch very carefully, you do not want to burn the pecans.
  3. Transfer toasted pecans to the bowl of a food processor. Process pecans until completely smooth, this should take less than 5 minutes.

  4. Add in dark chocolate and process again until the chocolate has melted and is well combined with the pecan butter. 

  5. Next add in cocoa powder and sea salt and process again for 30 seconds. Pour into a 16 oz glass jar or container and seal. Enjoy! Makes 1 large 16-20 oz jar.

Recipe Notes

The pecan butter is best when pecans are toasted.

I usually make this with dark chocolate anywhere from 72%-85%.

This nut butter is wonderful when spread on toast, pancakes, waffles, fruit, tortillas, or used in recipes.

Servings: 1 (20 oz) jar
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Calories: 197kcal
Fat: 19.4g
Saturated fat: 2.8g
Carbohydrates: 5.3g
Fiber: 3.2g
Sugar: 1.8g
Protein: 2.9g

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