Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Nutella is too good to be true. Fact.
Perfect straight out of the jar. Fact.
Entire jar does not equal one serving. Fact. (Unfortunately.)
Highly addictive. Fact.

It is for all these reasons that I had to create a healthy version of this delectable treat.

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Makes one small jar.

1 cup roasted hazelnuts – thin casing removed.
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/8 tsp Pink Himalayan sea salt
2 tbsp raw honey
Dash of ground cloves (optional)
4 tbsp boiling water
1/2 tsp coconut oil

►Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Evenly spread nuts on a cookie sheet. Roast for 10-15 minutes, until skins crack away from the nuts. Let rest out of the oven for 10 minutes. Place in center of a dish towel, pull the corners to the middle so the nuts are covered. Rub vigorously until the casings are removed.

►Place nuts in food processor and grind for 5-10 minutes. When you have a creamy consistency, add in all other ingredients. Process until well combined. I found just a dash of cloves enhances the flavor of the hazelnuts. This is totally optional though.

►Pour into a glass jar and store for up to two weeks.

Note: Make sure to use high quality raw cacao powder. My favorite is Navitas Naturals. Their cacao is sourced sustainable from Peru and it packs a powerful, rich chocolate flavor.