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Healthy Chocolate Spread

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min (includes soaking time)
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: about 1 cup
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1 cup pitted dates

1/4 cup sunflower butter 

2 tablespoons cocoa powder 

1 tablespoon honey 

Pinch kosher salt 


  1. Place the dates in a small bowl of warm water. Soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the dates, reserving 2 tablespoons of the soaking water. Transfer the dates and reserved water to a food processor and puree until a fine paste is reached, about 2 minutes. Add the sunflower butter and puree for 30 seconds more. Add the cocoa powder, honey and salt and pulse until combined. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.