A three ingredient delicious chocolate sunflower seed butter dip that’s topped with sea salt. Perfect for a quick and easy fruit dip.

Phew! That’s a mouthful, huh?

I can’t think of a single food item I discovered through the “blog world” that let me down. Until I bought sunflower seed butter.

Salted Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Dip

It was toted as another amazing “butter” option. Put it on oatmeal, slather it on some bread, enjoy it smeared on a banana. People raved about this stuff! About 4 months ago, I finally remembered to pick some up when I was at Trader Joe’s. I got home, super excited to try it out and immediately opened the jar. I spread it on some cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread and proceeded to gag.

Really? People actually like this? Eww.

It just tastes “seedy” in a gross aftertaste kind of way to me.

So, the jar went into the cabinet where it sat for the next 3 months while I tried to figure out a way to finish it without cringing at each bite. Perfectly good food does not get thrown out in these parts.

Enter the lovely people at Ghirardelli who sent me some chocolates to sample as part of the Foodbuzz tastemakers program.

Ghirardelli chocolateGhirardelli 72% chocolate

Light bulb!

Chocolate is good. Peanut butter + chocolate is even better. Omg, I wonder if sunflower seed butter + chocolate would work?

Um, of course it would. Anything with chocolate works.

Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Dip

The inspiration for the salt was actually the sea salt soiree combination from Ghirardelli. Have you tasted that chocolate bar? If not, go out immediately and buy one. Your mouth will thank you.

Salted Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Dip

The best part about this chocolate sunflower seed butter dip? It takes maybe 3 minutes to make. That’s even easier than chocolate covered oranges.

Instant fruit dip for your eating pleasure.

Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Dip with Salt

Or, anything dip really. Marshmallows taste especially good dipped in this. That’s pure speculation of course, I wouldn’t know that first hand or anything.

Salted Chocolate Sunflower Butter Dip

I know I’m in the minority as far as not digging the taste of sunflower seed butter but, I’m pretty sure all you fanatics out there won’t balk at the opportunity to combine it with some chocolate. Right?

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Salted Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Dip

Servings: 16 servings
Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
A three ingredient delicious chocolate sunflower seed butter dip that's topped with sea salt. Perfect for a quick and easy fruit dip.


  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, I used 72% cacao
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
  • dash of kosher salt


  • Melt chocolate in small bowl in microwave on high for about 1 and a half minutes.
  • Once melted, combine with sunflower seed butter and mix well.
  • Add salt to taste and enjoy!


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 885kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 19gFat: 67gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 19mgPotassium: 655mgFiber: 9gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 67IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 141mgIron: 13mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. sunbutter pumps through my veins! i eat this stuff daily, sometimes multiple times. im so sorry to hear you didn’t like it….maybe a bad batch? more for me then ;)

  2. I love Ghirardelli chocolates, especially the 80%+ cacao ones. But they rarely make it INTO anything since I eat them almost immediately.

  3. Um, amazing idea!!! Sounds inherently intuitive…with the chocolate fixing everything idea…but salt too?! Pure genius!

  4. Ooh, yummy! Love healthy dips that are better than their naughty counterparts! I have a dip similar to this, only it’s a healthy caramel dip.
    Now I’m giddy to try the chocolate one sometime!

  5. Hmm! I haven’t bought any sunflower seed butter yet, but now at least I know I can try it risk-free without worrying about wasting it… good to know!