Roasted Hazelnut Chocolate Peanut Butter

Roasted Hazelnut Chocolate Peanut Butter will be your new favorite nut butter! With a quick roast and easy blend in the food processor, you can enjoy this chocolatey, nutty butter on top of toast, Greek yogurt, smoothie bowls, or my favorite: by the spoon.

The day I made this recipe is a monumental one. It will go down in the books as being frustrating at first, but oh-so-worth-it in the end. Why? Smoking kitchen appliances!

Before you worry that this roasted hazelnut chocolate peanut butter will have a smoky flavor, hold the phone and have no fear. And let me back track. Since this week’s Foodie Friday theme is “Only in Your State”, I wanted to feature Virginia peanuts, a type of peanut grown mainly in Southeastern Virginia and the Carolinas.

A strong Nutella craving occurred around the same time I planned on making homemade peanut butter, so why not combine the two? I don’t own a “real” food processor. Instead, I have a regular blender (more for smoothies, I’m learning), and a handheld blender that powers a mini food processor container, so why not try it out? Long story short, it was a major fail. The blender started to smoke, as well as the mini food processor. Friend to the rescue! Like any normal person, Vanessa owns a REAL food processor, which I quickly borrowed to finish this nut butter masterpiece.

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Now that you’re aware of the work that went into making this nut butter, can we talk about how delicious this is (or how I immediately took a few spoons to the mixture)? Roasted hazelnuts set the tone for flavor, and Virginia peanuts added a little extra umph! Don’t go forgetting the cocoa powder, either – it’s what makes this nut butter a treat, without all of the added sugar that’s in Nutella.

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I still can’t get over how easy it was to make nut butter (not taking into account the blender fiasco)! My friend Ashley has nice step-by-step pictures to illustrate The Stages of Homemade Nut Butter, but I was too excited to snap shots of the finished product. After roasting and peeling the hazelnuts, you simply throw all of the ingredients into the food processor, turn it on, and watch the magic happen. Just don’t forget to put the blade in first. And maybe refrain from literally throwing ingredients into the bowl.

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After making a batch of nut butter, there’s a ton of room for creativity, as far as HOW you use this creamy treat. I’ve had it by the spoonful and spread over a piece of toast, but I can only imagine how good this would taste in a smoothie bowl, mixed into some Greek yogurt, or even alongside a bowl of fruit.

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Roasted Hazelnut Chocolate Peanut Butter

Serves About 2 cups     adjust servings


  • 200 grams hazelnuts, roasted and peeled
  • 200 grams unsalted Virginia peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch of Kosher salt


  1. To roast hazelnuts: preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Roast for about 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on the nuts, so they don’t over-roast. Remove from heat and wrap hazelnuts in a dishtowel. Rub vigorously to remove shells.
  2. In a food processor, combine hazelnuts, peanuts, cocoa powder, honey, and salt. Process for approximately 6-8 minutes, pausing after 3-4 minutes to scrape the sides with a rubber spatula.
  3. Nut butter can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.



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Jess is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and yoga teacher. She enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm for health and fitness with friends, family, clients, and readers.

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  • Susie @ SuzLyfe

    April 8, 2016 at 6:48 am

    I would enjoy this recipe by bum rush tackling you and wrestling it from your hands, running off to a seclude area, and eating it with my figures. No lie.
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  • Kara

    April 8, 2016 at 7:06 am

    OMG. Drool. This looks so amazing. I also do not have a food processor – but I’m getting married in two months and have it on my registry, so I guess I’ll be waiting until then! I’m thinking I’ll have it spread over a banana for a snack 😉

    Also, thanks for looping us in on Foodie Friday – I might try to link up next week!


    April 8, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Well I would put this on EVERYTHING, which is what I typically do with my nut butters! A spoonful a day makes life just a lot better…Not sure what this weekend entails, but I am looking forward to disconnecting and giving my brain a break. It is fried! Happy Friday friend! XOXO
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  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    April 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

    O nut butter! A day is never complete without it…or multiple does of it in my case 😉 Every meal is good!
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  • Ilka

    April 8, 2016 at 8:06 am

    This chocolate peanut butter recipe looks so good! I need to give a try! Love it!

  • Annmarie

    April 8, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Um, this looks amazing. I would have eaten the entire jar of it in one sitting!!! Can’t wait to give this a try <3
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  • Erin @ The Almond Eater

    April 8, 2016 at 8:30 am

    I’m so glad you got this recipe to work because this peanut butter sounds AMAZING. I’ve been making my own nut butter now that I know my food processor can handle it 🙂 SO GOOD–pinning

  • Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie

    April 8, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I’ve made almond butter and I’ve made cashew butter, but next on my list is sunflower butter. Might as well try ’em all! This recipe looks great Jess!
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  • Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    April 8, 2016 at 8:44 am

    oh wow I just want to get my spoon out and jump into that picture!
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  • Kat

    April 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

    OH yeah there is so NO way I could keep this in my house. How on earth have you not eaten the entire thing yet? Looks so dang good girl!
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  • Gretchen | Gretchruns

    April 8, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Yum! This looks so good! I just made cashew butter for the first easy 🙂
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  • Beverley @ BORNTOSWEAT

    April 8, 2016 at 9:51 am

    it looks so thick. omg. i definitely need to try with hazelnuts. worth all the hassle i’m sure 😉 pinning for l8r
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  • Kimberly G

    April 8, 2016 at 10:21 am

    This looks like such a yummy recipe!
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  • Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy

    April 8, 2016 at 10:34 am

    YUMMMM! I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter! Question – which food processor do you use?

  • Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen

    April 8, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Ah this sounds incredible! I was going to make my own nutella but then realized I got Brazil nuts instead. OOPS. Thanks for the shoutout! And I ‘m just picturing us having a nut butter party now throwing nuts into food processors from across the room. Think stupid, romanticized pillow fights, but nut butter making instead…. Is that weird? Just go with it.
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  • Amanda DeWitt

    April 8, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Ummmm this sounds amazing! Awesome photography, too girlie!

    Also I’ve had a real food processor smoke on me (although it was a tiny one) so it definitely happens. Nut butters are tough on kitchen appliances haha.

    Pinning ASAP. 🙂

  • Esther

    April 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    When I saw your instagram pic yesterday I could not WAIT to see what your ingredients were! This looks SO good! I love making homemade nut butter. I will get on this once I am actually home on a weekend…so hopefully in May 😉
    Time to get a food processor on your wedding registry!! I use mine ALL the time!

  • Emily

    April 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    You know how to get right to what a foodie blogger loves Jess. 🙂 Isn’t it amazing that God made nuts with so many natural oils to make such delicious butter?

  • Sarah

    April 8, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Don’t mind if I do!! I love homemade nut butters and there is a whole lot of nut butter love there! Can’t wait to try it! Happy Foodie Friday!
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  • Diana

    April 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    This looks so delicious! I’ve been on a total DIY nut butter kick lately.
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  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    April 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Well hey, at least you didn’t set your house on fire! Silver lining?? Mmmmm this is dangerous because Nutella is like my fav thing ever. I actually always have hazelnuts on hand (weird thing of mine) so I HAVE to make this!!!! Luckily all of my 4 food processors are great 😉 hehehe
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  • Jen

    April 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I would eat this by the spoonful! Love me some nut butter. Having a food processor certainly makes all the difference. I tried a blender and a not very good food processor the first time I attempted nut butter and it did not go over well!
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  • Jenn – a traveling Wife

    April 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    You did peel the hazelnuts. Smart lady! 🙂
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  • Erin @ Erin’s Inside Job

    April 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Be careful…it’s addictive once you start making it at home. I also can’t stand any store bought versions anymore. I usually make my almond butter at the same time I’m home and doing blog stuff. I can just leave it running in the background and do 2 things at once. Looks awesome Jess!
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  • Brittany

    April 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    OHH DANG peanuts AND hazelnuts!? YUM! I made almond butter once, and hazelnut butter once in my blender. Both times took FOREVER, but once the natural oils were released it was like MAGIC. This looks so good.

  • Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple

    April 8, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Now that’s a good friend 🙂 I love our giant food processor! It’s so awesome for things like this. This nut butter looks fantastic!
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  • Kristy @ Southern In Law

    April 8, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    This looks AMAAAAAAAAAAAAZING! I would be smothering everything in this! <3
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  • Farrah

    April 9, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Um, HELLO. I’m with you on the Nutella craving! :D!!! This sounds effing amazinggg! <3 I need this in my life!
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  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    April 9, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Just wow. This looks nothing short of dreamy!
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  • Courtney Bentley

    April 9, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    OMG YUM! The photos, the recipes WOW JUST WOW! Cannot wait to try this xo C
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  • Carly @ Fitliving Eats

    April 10, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Oh yum! You just combined all of my favorite things into one food processor. I have yet to make my own homemade nut butter, but between you and Ashley, I’m dying to try!
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  • jill conyers

    April 11, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Jess this looks delicious. I love to make my own nut butter but I’ve never tried hazel nut. Yum.

  • carla

    April 11, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Great call….
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  • Debbie Rodrigues

    April 11, 2016 at 6:52 am

    That moment when you read one ingredient after the other and you think: I need this!
    I must try it!
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  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    April 11, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Oh my gosh, yes PLEASE!!!! This looks so amazing! I love fresh, homemade nut butter. I’ve never tried it with hazelnuts though!
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  • Tarah @ What I Gather

    April 11, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Yum! This would be great on homemade waffles!

    And, sadly, I had a very scary kitchen experience recently. I accidentally dropped a screw in our blender and, not realizing it, turned it on to make something. The screw broke through the glass and went flying into our kitchen. Luckily nobody was hurt, but that could have been bad!

  • Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes

    April 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I’d totally eat this with a spoon or apple slices! Yum! I’ve made homemade almond and cashew butter before, and the cashew butter was otherworldly. I need to make my own PB soon!
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  • rachel @ athleticavocado

    April 11, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    oh yeah! This is like nutella and PB in one <3
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  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    April 12, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Adding this to my must make list! And it’s got tree nuts and peanuts so this yummy nut butter will be ALL FOR ME!! YES!
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  • Pragati // Simple Medicine

    April 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    YUM! Jess, this looks incredible!

  • Mike@TheIronYou

    April 13, 2016 at 8:50 am

    PB with hazelnuts and chocolate, you said? It’s like Nutella meets PB. Truly awesome stuff my friend!
    PS I’m loving the pictures too!
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  • Tom Crandall

    May 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Hazelnuts are the bomb! Your recipe looks really tasty. Not sure if you have tried doing a flourless cake before, but we have an amazing Hungarian Hazelnut cake recipe.
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  • Breanne

    May 19, 2016 at 6:21 am

    I Used my boyfriends smoothie maker once to try and make nut bars… Complete failure, completely killed it and had a very angry boyfriend!! Luckily i’ve now invested in an actual food processor so I can finally make goodies like this!! SOOOO TASTY!! Hope it tastes as good as it looks 😀

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