5 recipes with our cacao butters - ChocoVivo

5 recipes with our cacao butters

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Nuts and Chocolate go together like salt & pepper meaning it can be added to a variety of dishes to amplify the taste to all sorts of snacks/dishes.   We have a variety of Chocolate Nut Butters that we produce. 

Each nut has its' unique benefits.

-Almonds have some very beneficial impacts on blood sugar. Research shows that they reduce blood sugar and insulin levels in diabetics as well as non-diabetics.

-Hazelnuts contain the highest amount of PACs (important polyphenols with high levels of antioxidant capabilities) among nut varieties.

-Pistachios are high in fiber, which is good for your gut bacteria. Eating pistachios may increase the number of bacteria that produce beneficial short-chain fatty acids like butyrate.

-Pecans have protein, vitamin E, and antioxidant properties which help in protecting the heart and reducing the risk of hypertension.


1. Salted Pistachio Butter Fudge

Cubes of pistachio fudge stacked on a plate


  • 1/2 cup of our salted pistachio butter  (110g)
  • 1 large banana (150g) (Can sub with 2/3 cup coconut butter)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter OR melted virgin coconut oil
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp powdered sugar or  pure maple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a small blender until completely smooth, OR mash the banana and stir together ingredients very patiently by hand until completely smooth. Scoop into a small plastic container. Freeze until firm. Due to the viscosity of coconut, this fudge is best stored in the freezer.


2.Almond Butter Fruit Dip

Bowl of almond butter surrounded by fresh fruit pieces


  • 2 (5.3 oz) containers Vanilla Greek Yogurt (or 1 slightly heaping cup)
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp honey , or to taste

Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend until smooth. Serve with fruit (recommended bananas, apples, raspberries or strawberries). Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.

3. Black Sesame Banana Ice Cream

Bowl with 3 scoops of Black Sesame Banana Ice Cream


3 tablespoons of Black Sesame Butter

3 large, ripe bananas

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

a super teeny-tiny dash of cinnamon

sea salt to taste


Cut the bananas into small chunks and freeze until solid, at least 1-2 hours. Transfer the bananas to a very strong blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Within a few minutes, you should be seeing a thick, creamy ice-creamy mixture in the blender. Add the Black Sesame Butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sea salt, and anything else you might like in there. Pulse the blender quickly to stir the ingredients all together and when everything is mixed, serve immediately.

4. Pecan Butter stuffed French Toast

Plate of Pecan Butter stuffed French Toast


4-6 tablespoons Pecan Butter

2 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

4 slices French bread

2 tablespoons Pecan Butter

Powdered sugar, for serving

In a shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk the eggs and milk together. Spread 2 slices of the bread with the Pecan Butter, about 2-3 tablespoons per slice. Place the other slices of bread on top and gently press them together. Carefully dip both sides of each sandwich into the egg mixture until well coated. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the French toast sandwiches and cook until golden, about 4 minutes per side. Cut the sandwiches in half on the diagonal and transfer to plates. Drizzle with Lori’s Salt Caramel Syrup and dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately


5. Hazelnut Butter Banana Smoothie

Mason jar being filled with Hazelnut Butter Banana Smoothie


  • 2 bananas, broken into chunks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup Hazelnut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  1. Place bananas, milk, Hazelnut Butter, honey, and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Get your butter and make something great!


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