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Chocolate Sunbutter

Sweet Chocolate Sunbutter is a decadent spread that’s high in protein and healthy fats. Since it’s nut-free and school safe, go ahead and pack this sunbutter in kids’ lunches and snacks… it’s like nut-free Nutella!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Sunbutter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 2 tablespoons
Calories 83kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 6 large dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup, pure
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place seeds into food processor or high powered blender. Mix on low and gradually increase speed until a flour-like consistency forms into a ball.
  • If the dates are hard, soak in warm water for 10 minutes; drain. Add softened dates to seeds along with coconut oil. Blend together.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend or process until smooth.
  • Serve with sliced apples or other fruits if you like.
  • Pour into a sealable container and store in the refrigerator.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g