Easy Paleo "Nutella"
Updated: Jun 8, 2020
Creamy, rich, and chocolate-y! This "Nutella" is sure to satisfy all your chocolate-hazelnut spread cravings, while keeping your sugar intake at a low, but pleasing your tastebuds!
You guys, this stuff needs to come with a warning label -- it's dangerous! But I'm justified by eating like...all of it because it's healthy, right? Jk! ;) This stuff is too tasty though, and it all starts with the right ingredients! So, here are a few tips below on what ingredients to use, and what to NOT use!
1. Do not use raw hazelnuts! I've tried, and it flopped. Dry-roasted is the way to go since by roasting them, the oils are more easily obtained. So, make sure you buy dry roasted when you're going to make this!
2. Use verrry dark chocolate! Even 100% dark chocolate will work! Don't opt for milk chocolate, since that'll take away the healthiness and ricnhess. I used 90% dark chocolate for this!
3. Give your food processor time to do its duty! I'll admit I was scared at first that this was going to be another "Nutella" flop, but I was patient with my machine, and it went from hazelnut flour to a smooth butter in a matter of seconds! So be patient. :)
4. And last but not least, the sweetener! I chose to not go overboard with my sweetener, because I didn't want everyone to consume a blast of sugar when we'd eat it! But you can adjust the sweetener to whatever suits your preference.
Easy Paleo "Nutella"
- Serves 1 pint of spread-
3 cups of dry-roasted hazelnuts
40 grams of dark chocolate, melted
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp dark cocoa powder (you can add more if you like it extra chocolate-y!)
A pinch of Himalayan pink salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp organic coconut sugar
5 drops organic stevia
Over the stove, or in the microwave, melt your dark chocolate and coconut oil together.
Once melted, set aside. And in a high-power food processor, process your hazelnuts until they become a butter. (This'll take a few minutes!)
Once your hazelnuts become a butter, drizzle in your dark chocolate/coconut oil mixture. Once that's added, add in all the rest of your ingredients (cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, sweetener, and stevia.)
Process until smooth! It'll be somewhat runny at this point, but once it's refrigerated, it becomes thick and perfect!
Store in the fridge, and eat when ya want! I love dipping our organic strawberries in it -- divine!!