Monday, January 30, 2012

Meatless Monday - Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

In a spare minute (seems like that's all we had this weekend), Munchkin and I whipped up this delicious recipe for "Nutella".  To me it tastes more like the "Justin" version of hazelnut chocolate spread (i.e. more healthy and nutty, than gooey and sweet).

love TJs:)
In a food processor, grind, until a paste forms:
1 cup of hazelnuts

Add and blend for one minute:
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

...and love my Cuisinart:)
Spread on toast, use as filling for crepes or as topping on ice cream or cupcakes.  

Enjoy!!

hazelnut chocolate spread on French bread
As you can see, the spread is pretty thick.  Here are my tasters comments:

Tazer - needs more honey
Gaigai - delicious, nutty, chocolaty
Munchkin - awesome actually

I came across this recipe in the Dec 2011/Jan 2012 Men's Journal - same article from which I found the info for Nuts for Nuts.

What's your favorite way to eat hazelnut chocolate spread?

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9 comments:

  1. Yum! Great idea. Rice cakes and spreads are my go tos as snacks.

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  2. Ella just discovered Nutella yesterday and I cringed at the ingredients.
    So nice to have a healthy alternative. Thanks!

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  3. Oh yum! I love the idea of making it at home. My guilty treat is nutella on graham crackers. Awesome!

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  4. The taste was awesome, I wonder how it could be made more creamy though

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  5. Great idea cause I just discovered Nutella last Fall and love it! I have done a few posts on my food blog about ways to use it.

    I love it with strawberries!

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  6. That looks yummy and easy. I love Nutella. I like to dip apple slices in it.

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  7. Oh, no... I have all the ingredients at home and this looks like a very, very dangerous recipe. I never thought of making sth Nutella-like at home. I am doomed! :)

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  8. Never thought of making it myself, but I'm totally addicted to Nutella. My current obsession - Nutella and crunchy PB on a toasted english muffin! YUM!

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