How to Use Unsweetened Cacao Butter

How to Use Unsweetened Cacao Butter

Posted by Damian Mika on

 Rethink How You've Been Eating Chocolate 

 Chocolate doesn’t always have to be sweet. In fact, the earliest versions of drinking chocolate were far from it, and used for more of a medicinal, energizing purpose. Holding true to its original uses, at ChocoVivo we incorporate chocolate in ways everyone can enjoy, as fuel not just candy.

Some may be turned off by the idea of 100% cacao. But, you’d be surprised by how luscious, rich, and smooth it can be when combined with hazelnut butter. Calling all who subscribe to that sugar-free, paleo, whole 30 lifestyle! Meet Unsweetened Hazelnut Cacao Butter, your new best friend.

Our unsweetened butters are a combo of raw cacao nibs and high quality nuts. Add a little dash of sea salt, grind together and you’ve got the best complement for fruit, a rice cake, or something warm and savory. Hazelnut butter is a classic, but we also play with seasonal flavors such as Unsweetened Salted Pecan Butter, and Unsweetened Black Sesame. 

Our team has been experimenting lately with curries, sauces, and dishes that incorporate nut butters. If you are a fan of Thai peanut sauce, here is our chocolate variation!


ChocoVivo Thai Sauce:

Prep Time
5 minutes

Cook Time 

Recipe Yield
2-3 Servings

Category: Sauce
Cuisine: Thai
Keywords: Thai Sauce, Chocolate


·       1 1-inch piece of ginger

·       1 small garlic clove

·       ½ cup unsweetened hazelnut butter

·       2 tablespoons of reduced sodium soy sauce

·       1 tablespoon of lime juice

·       1 teaspoon of brown sugar (optional and can be subbed)

·       crushed red pepper flakes to taste 



Blend all ingredients together


Add water to adjust thickness to liking


Use as a salad dressing, in curry, or in stir fry. Store and refrigerate any leftovers.  



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Sub any of your favorite recipes that call for nut butters, and let us know how it goes. If you’ve got a recipe you’d like to share please send us an e-mail and we’ve love to feature it!

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