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Homemade mole sauce in a glass jar

Chocolate Mole Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Easy Mole Sauce uses authentic flavors for a quick, allergy-friendly version of a traditional Mexican recipe perfect to pair with taco, enchiladas, soups, and more! Peanut Free.


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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (1 teaspoon, minced)
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Optional: 1 dried pasilla soaked and /or 2 chipotle peppers in sauce (canned)
  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth (or stock) – less broth creates a thicker sauce.
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy almond butter
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate (60% – 70%)
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepot, and add the garlic and onion sauteing on medium heat for about 2 minutes or until it is fragrant.
  2. Add the spices – chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, oregano, cloves, and chipotle (optional).  Mix them all together, and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat, and add the broth, stirring to combine.
  4. Carefully, transfer the sauce to a high-speed blender. Or, use an Immersion Blender to blend the ingredients until smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture back to the pot, and add almond butter, chocolate, cocoa powder, and sea salt.  Return the heat to medium-high, and bring the sauce to bubbling before reducing the heat back to low. Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.


  • If the sauce is too thin for your liking, add 1 teaspoon of arrowroot slurry.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 85
  • Sugar: 2.2 g
  • Sodium: 366 mg
  • Fat: 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.2 mg

Keywords: mole, mexican, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan