Mocha Peanut Butter

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Christina Ross
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Coffee + chocolate + peanut butter.

If that’s not a recipe for the ultimate healthy-but-delicious breakfast (or dessert!) condiment, I don’t know what is.

Mocha Peanut Butter

Spread this luscious espresso-laced chocolate peanut butter on a warm muffin, stir it into hot stovetop oatmeal, drizzle it over creamy Greek yogurt, blend it into a smoothie, or eat it right off the spoon!

Mocha Peanut Butter

Mocha Peanut Butter

Mocha Peanut Butter

by Lauren Zembron

NameMocha Peanut Butter
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking Time10 minutes (roasting)
Total Time20 minutes
ServingsMakes about 1 cup
Yield1 cup
Mocha Peanut Butter


  • 1 1/2 cup dry roasted, unsalted peanuts, preferably organic
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/8 -1/2 tsp canola oil (omit entirely for a thicker, less drizzle-able consistency)
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • tiny pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 2 tsp evaporated cane juice OR granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


Place peanuts into the bowl of a food processor. Process until peanuts break down into a paste, scraping down the sides as necessary, about 3-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the chocolate chips over a double boiler (set a heat-proof bowl over a pot with 1 inch of simmering water), and stir until fully melted. Set aside to cool slightly.

If you’re looking for a drippy consistency, start with adding just 1/8 tsp canola oil: with the motor of the food processor running, stream in the oil and process until a smooth butter forms. Add an additional 1/8-1/4 tsp if desired.

Spoon in the melted chocolate, and process until combined.

Add in the cocoa powder, salt, espresso powder, evaporated cane juice, and vanilla extract, and puree until well-combined.

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 120 calories
  • Total Fat: 10 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 50 milligrams
  • Total Carbohydrates: 6 grams
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 grams
  • Sugars: 2 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams

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