Cocoa Almond Butter Dip

Cocoa Almond Butter Dip
Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN
Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 4 (2 tablespoons each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

137 calories
12g fat
5g carbs
4g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 (2 tablespoons each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 137
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g  
Includes 2g Added Sugars 4%
Protein 4g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 146mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This chocolatey dairy-free dessert is prepared using almond butter to give it body and a filling dose of protein. Coconut oil adds a touch of extra fat and flavor. Though optional, a touch of flaky sea salt helps enhance the flavor.

Want even more chocolate flavor? Go ahead and add an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder. It'll provide additional health benefits, too. Cocoa powder has fewer calories, fat, and sugar than a typical chocolate bar, plus it contains a similar profile of cancer-fighting antioxidants typically found in foods like fruit and beverages such as tea, coffee, and red wine.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Flaky sea salt for garnish

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond butter, cocoa powder, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and water.

  2. Enjoy immediately at room temperature, or chill at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator for a cool, creamy dip. Serve with a garnish of flaky sea salt.

Variations and Substitutions

In addition to using as a dip, you can also use it as a spread for dessert sandwiches (instead of Nutella, for example).

Mix up the flavor by using peanut butter or sunflower seed butter in place of the almond butter. All nuts and seeds contain vitamins and minerals, and they are also good sources of unsaturated healthy fats, plant-based protein, and fiber, so choose your favorite. Just stick to the portion size, no more than 2 tablespoons nut butter or an ounce of nuts, so as not to go overboard on calories and fat.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • On warmer days, your coconut oil may already be in liquid form. On colder days, the oil will be more solid, so scoop out what you need and heat in a microwave-safe bowl for a few seconds or warm it in a saucepan on the stove.
  • Serve with sliced or chopped fruit, crackers, or pretzels on the side for dipping.

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