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Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Orange Icon  Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Orange Icon  Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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Submitted by: Kimberli Edwards

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 Seconds

Servings: 8

Homemade Nutella, with just 1 gram of sugar vs. 21 in the store bought version.

  • 1 c. hazelnuts, raw, organic
  • 3 tbs. cacao powder, raw, organic
  • 1 tbs. stevia, loose
  • 10 drp. stevia, liquid
  • 1 dsh. vanilla extract, organic
  • 1 dsh. cinnamon, ground, organic
  • 1 pinch sea salt, unrefined and pure
  • 1/2 c. almond milk, unsweetened, organic

These measurements are for a pretty small batch, but feel free to double, triple, etc.

Place hazelnuts in a blender or food processor (I used a Magic Bullet). Blend and pulse, scraping sides as necessary, until a coarse butter has formed. Keep at it, it will happen! This step took me about 10 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients (cacao powder, stevia (powder, liquid, or both), vanilla, cinnamon, sea salt, and almond milk). Continue blending for another minute or two. Taste it, and adjust ingredients as needed. To thicken, add more nuts. To thin, add more almond milk. To sweeten, add more stevia.

Keep blending and tweaking until it is just right. Store in covered container in the fridge.

These measurements yielded 1 cup of finished product - approximately 8 servings, 2 tablespoons each.