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Nut-free Chocolate Spread

Nut-free Chocolate Spread

Suntella (Nut free Nutella)

This nut-free chocolate spread is made with sunflower seed butter. A delicious hazelnut-free Nutella!

Nut-free Nutella makes a delicious healthy snack for kids and adults or a nut-free dessert that is easy to whip up. My daughter loves it for breakfast.

Are you searching for other nut-free snacks? Check out our favorite nut-free granola bars.

The story behind this nut-free chocolate spread recipe

I created this chocolate spread recipe for my daughter who manages a tree nut allergy because I wanted her to enjoy nutella without nuts.

For instance, at the time, I could not find a store bought nut-free chocolate spread that was safe for my family to eat.

One of my daughter’s first allergic reactions was to store bought Nutella. After her reaction I couldn’t bear to even look at the jar or say its name.

It’s been over five years since I walked the aisles desperately searching for a safe nut free chocolate spread. My chocolate cravings are real!

I’m now glad to see that there are many brands making delicious, nutella nut-free alternatives which are more widely available.

Nutella nut-free alternative

Over time, I realized that I wanted to shift the emphasis away from a negative food association to a more positive one.

My daughter could safely eat sunflower seed butter. So this version of a nutella without hazelnut was born!

It is one of our much loved nutella nut-free alternative chocolate spreads that is equally enjoyed by our family and friends who don’t have food allergies.

How do you eat Nut-free Nutella?

If you have a chocolate craving that needs to be addressed in a hurry, this spread is for you!

You can make this nut-free chocolate spread recipe in a few minutes with simple pantry ingredients that you may already have in your cupboard.

A refined-sugar free alternative and a nut-free healthy snack for school or to eat by the spoonful for dessert. I like to enjoy it slathered on toast, as a dip with fruit or served on a fruit platter.

I’ve dressed it up here on fancy strawberry toast; garnished with dried rose petals (optional) and shredded coconut. You can switch up the flavors by adding cinnamon or ground cardamom.

Nut-free Nutella Sunflower Seed Chocolate Spread

A healthy chocolate spread recipe without nuts

You can use any peanut butter alternative if you cannot eat sunflower seed butter. We eat almonds safely and enjoy making this using almond butter too. 

Pumpkin seed butter and/or a soy based butter would taste delicious also in this delicious and healthy chocolate spread recipe without nuts.

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Nutella without nuts

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Suntella (Nut free Nutella)

Nut-free Chocolate Spread

  • Author: Shahla Rashid
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Diet: Vegan


Nut-free Chocolate Spread is Top 8 Free; Vegan and Refined Sugar-Free


  • 2 tablespoon sunflower seed butter
  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or date syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 teaspoon water
  • pinch of salt


  1. With a wire whisk or spoon, mix everything together in a small bowl until all ingredients are fully incorporated. The mixture should spread like frosting.


  1. Leftover spread will stay fresh stored in the refrigerator for a few days- up to a week.
  2. Add 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom or ground cinnamon to switch up flavors. 
  3. Use any unsalted nut or seed butter of choice. If nut or seed butter is salted, omit salt and add to taste.
  4. Adjust level of sweetness by adding an additional tablespoon of sweetener.  
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1

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