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Chocolate Coconut Butter Spread

chocolate coconut butter

Recently, we ordered a large amount of nuts, and dried fruit and such in bulk from a local company in Montreal. While living in Texas, access to bulk items at Whole Foods was so easy, but there is sadly nothing like that here in Montreal that I can find. It actually worked out because a local company is giving us a great deal on all the foods we buy. If you have never tried dried pineapple, you have no idea what you are missing. It tastes like candy.

One thing, I made sure to purchase was shredded coconut. You should see the bag of coconut a flakes presently taking up space in my kitchen. I see lots of Homemade Coconut Milk and coconut butter in my future.

I was inspired to make some fresh homemade coconut butter to have handy in the fridge when a recipe called for it. Have you seen the price of one jar of raw coconut butter? It is ridiculously expensive, considering it is just plain old coconut. It is so easy to make- just like my homemade coconut milk.


Chocolate Coconut Butter

Yields: 1-2 cups


  • 4 cups of shredded coconut (click to purchase here- affiliate link)
  • ½ cup of raw cacao (click to purchase here- affiliate link) or carob
  • 2 very ripe bananas or 3 Tbsp of liquid sweetener
  • 1 tsp if vanilla flavor
  • Optional: coconut oil (liquid form) or water to help with blending


  • Place 2 cups of shredded coconut in a high powered blender (click here to purchase- affiliate link). Blend until creamy.
  • Add the remaining 2 cups and blend.
  • Add the cacao powder. Blend
  • Add the sweetener. Blend.
  • Now add the coconut oil or water, if needed, little by little while blending to reach your desired consistency.

Tips and Notes

  • Any liquid sweetener such as honey, maple syrup, and coconut syrup (click to purchase- affiliate link) will work. It may yield a slightly different flavor.
  • Using a liquid sweetener will extend its self life compared  to using bananas.
  • I have tried to make coconut butter with a food processor and it doesn't do as good of as a job as a blender. [/print_this]

I think this chocolate coconut spread could easily be used in so many different ways. Perhaps place in  the freezer in a square dish for some chocolate fudge, or spread it on some raw bread or just regular bread. You could also use it as raw pie filling. Why not  try it in my Chocolate Coconut Bars? The possibilities are really endless. I personally just ate it right off the spoon, but that’s just me.

How will you eat it?

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Reader Interactions


  1. Sage says

    Oh goodness, this sounds delicious!! I think I would love to try this on bread & possibly add some bananas, YUM!

  2. Kelley @Kelley's Passion for Nutrition says

    Oh, I love this! I will Pin to my recipes and make soon! Thanks!

  3. Sara says

    This looks so delish! I’ve been using coconut oil for all my cosmetics, but haven’t cooked with it yet. Need to get on that!

    • Good Girl Gone Green says

      Coconut oil is one of the best oils to cook with as well as make treats with. I use raw cacao powder, dates and coconut oil and make chocolate. Put in the fridge or freezer and you have a chocolate bar!

  4. Heathy says

    Mm I love coconut butter… and everything is better with chocolate! Never would have thought to put bananas in it – it probably doesnt last very long that way? (then again I bet I’d eat it all before it had a chance to go bad).

  5. six sisters says

    Can’t wait to try this……it looks so delicious!! We are so glad you joined our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  6. Mary Hudak-Colllins says

    Whoa! This is an excellent recipe for bookmarking ☺ I can’t wait to give it a try. I had someone share a ‘coconut butter’ recipe a couple of weeks ago in our recipe hop. I would like to invite you to share your recipe if you would like. The linky will be open until midnight on Wed. and it is a weekly event beginning on Sunday at 7pm. Sure hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing. I popped in from the Homestead hop ☺

  7. Good Girl Gone Green says

    Add the banana or add date paste (water and dates) to sweeten the mixture. I added a banana to be different but dates will make it sweeter. Not sure why the food processor didn’t work. A high powered blender does work better though.

  8. Pamela says

    I am pretty sure there is a sin involved in this recipe. Ha! Looks delicious. I am eager to try it. And dried pineapple is amazing. I agree–like candy.

  9. Gina says

    I just have to laugh when I pick the posts from the same people in blog hops. Visiting you again and would love to try this recipe. Have a good day!

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