I mentioned in a post last week that I had given up Nutella, a weakness of mine, and was going to try making a healthier substitute. Not until I moved to Colorado did I realize it was horrible for your, there's so much sugar in it! Fooled by their marketing, I used to eat it with a spoon more often than I'd like to admit.
This is the recipe that inspired me to make my own, but I modified it a bit.
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup coconut oil
2 cups of hazelnuts
2 tbsp of coco powder
1/2 cup of organic sugar
First, soak your hazelnuts for at least 2 hours. Boiling the water first speeds the process up, but isn't recommended.
After the hazelnuts have soaked, drain them and add them to your food processor. Then add all of the other ingredients.
Once everything is added, blend until smooth. The consistency will be course, it doesn't get silky smooth like Nutella.
And that't it! You've made your own Nutella! Spread on a piece of wheat toast and enjoy. Or, just eat it with a spoon.
This recipe turned out to be delicious, although not quite the same as Nutella. My roommates thought it was perfection while my craving was not completely satisfied. It's much more comparable to Justin's Hazelnut Chocolate Nut Butter, which is good, but very expensive ($11 for 16 oz).
I'm glad to have a healthier, simple to make substitute though! Let me know if you have any suggestions or if you try making this!