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Decadent Dark Chocolate Butter

Chocolate butter is a chocolate spread that will be your morning toast’s new best friend. My chocolate butter recipe uses just three ingredients – chocolate, ground cinnamon, and butter – and every taste melts in your mouth with the rich flavor of chocolate.

Chocolate Butter

The recipe has no added sugar (all of the sweetness is provided by your choice of bittersweet dark chocolate) and you won’t miss it. It’s all about the chocolate flavor!

What You’ll Need to Make Chocolate Butter

To make this recipe, you will need just three ingredients:

  • Salted Butter – While I usually recommend unsalted butter in my recipes, adding salt to this one would cause an unpleasant, gritty texture.
  • Bittersweet dark chocolate – I like to use Guittard chocolate since it’s fantastic and made with ingredients certified by Fair Trade USA.
  • Ground cinnamon – Try this ground cinnamon if you don’t already have one.

Note: It’s important to use a bittersweet chocolate that you like in this recipe since it will strongly influence the end product’s flavor. Don’t skimp on this important ingredient!

How to Make This Recipe

Chocolate butter is so simple to make, which is a good thing – once you serve it, the requests won’t stop. Here’s how it’s made:

  1. Start off by melting your favorite bittersweet dark chocolate. Make sure it’s just melted and not blistering hot.
  2. Next, add the melted chocolate and ground cinnamon to the butter.
  3. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are completely combined.

Pack it tightly into a ramekin and serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.

Uses for Homemade Chocolate Butter

Try putting it on crumpets, challah, or cinnamon scones.

The spread is also great on freshly-baked bread.

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Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Butter

Why not make chocolate butter with decadent, creamy cow's milk butter?  Sorry nuts, we don't need you anymore!
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate butter, dark chocolate cinnamon butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 123kcal
Author Stef


  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup salted butter room temperature


  • Melt chocolate by breaking it into small pieces and placing it in a double boiler over medium-low heat or by microwaving and stirring for 20 seconds at a time. Once melted, cool so it is just warm to the touch.
  • Mix the melted chocolate and cinnamon into the butter until they are completely combined.
  • Pack tightly into a small ramekin.
  • If not eating immediately, store in the refrigerator and bring back to room temperature before using.


Yield is approximately 1/2 cup.
If you're at a loss as to how to use this delicious butter, try putting it on crumpets, challah, cinnamon scones, or a piece of toast.


Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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