Cocoa Date Pecan Butter

January 7, 2021juliasplate

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time:


This year, I’ve been trying to start making as many things at home as I can. It’s been so fun and I just love knowing exactly what’s in my foods and how they’re made. So, last summer, I started making my own nut butter at home! I was always intimidated by it because I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to make it and if it would be as good as my favorite store bought brands!

This recipe is the first nut butter that I made, but there are four more that I’ll be sharing soon! I’ve got to say though, I think this one is my favorite. My go-to way to enjoy this nut butter is with a sliced apple or some pretzels.

This Cocoa Date Pecan Butter is a combination of dates, pecans, cacao powder, and a few other star ingredients that come together to create the best sweet flavor! As far as texture goes, this nut butter is not super oily, it definitely has a thicker, spreadable texture, which is my personal favorite!

This nut butter should be stored in the fridge!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Pecans
  • Pitted Dates
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Sea Salt
  • Water
  • Cacao Powder
  • Coconut Oil

What You’ll Need: 

  • Food processor
  • Mason Jar
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Rubber spatula (if you have)


  • Store this nut butter in the refrigerator!

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Cocoa Date Pecan Butter

  • Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 3 Pitted Dates
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4+1/8 cup Water
  • 1+12 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1 tsp Melted Coconut Oil


  • 1)

    Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend/pulse until the mixture reaches a creamy texture.

  • 2)

    Periodically pause blending and  use a rubber spatula to wipe down the sides of the food processor and fully combine ingredients.



  • Christie

    January 11, 2021 at 9:11 am

    This sounds delicious!!! What kind of cocoa powder do you use? This year I want to make more things at home also and make sure we know why is going in our bodies. I am so excited to have come across your page!!!!

    1. juliasplate

      January 10, 2022 at 8:39 pm

      Hi Christie! I use Hershey’s or Meijer cacao powder! Thanks so much for being here! 🙂

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