One could describe Nutella as a chocolate and hazelnut spread, but also means happy moments between friends or family eating together this sweet delight! It’s believed that it was invented by an Italian pastry chef named Pietro Ferrero in the 1920s, with the thought of making a delicious snack that would be very expensive to produce.
We know kids love it and being honest, so do we. So that is why we have been researching how to make healthy chocolate and hazelnut spread that can be as delicious as the Ferrero brand but healthier, vegan, and gluten-free!
All you need for this recipe is:
3 Cups of Roasted Hazelnuts
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt
2/3 cup dairy-free dark chocolate
1.- First you need to add the hazelnuts to a blender or food processor and blend on low until a butter texture is created. Remember to scrape the sides so all the hazelnuts are blended equally.
2.- While you are doing that, melt the chocolate, it could be either on a microwave or over a double boiler.
3.- Once the hazelnut has the butter texture we mentioned, add the vanilla and start adding the chocolate in small batches while mixing and blending.
4.- If the chocolate spread is lacking in sweetness, you could add one or two tbsp of maple syrup.
5.- After you are done, transfer the spread into a glass jar and save it at room temperature.
We saw this amazing healthy recipe at www.minimalistbaker.com and we couldn’t resist trying it ourselves. Hope you like it!