Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
Recipe Type: Dry Mixes
Cuisine: Dry Mixes
Author: Buddero
Prep time:
Total time:
Description Homemade version of you-know-what.
Ingredients
  • 2 c raw hazelnuts
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1⁄2 c cocoa powder
  • 1⁄2 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1⁄8 t kosher salt
  • 3 T hazelnut or vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 400.
  2. Spread the nuts on a cookie sheet and roast until the nuts darken, about 10 minutes. Dampen a clean kitchen towel and rub the nuts in the towel to loosen the skins.
  3. Using a food processor or high power blender, grind the nuts to nut butter state. This will take up to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, salt and oil and continue processing until well blended, about a minute more.
  5. The final spread should be smooth like creamy peanut butter. If it is too dry, slowly add in a bit more oil till you get the right texture.
  6. Store in a tightly sealed airtight container in the refrigerator. Use up within a week or so, as the oils can go stale. Like it will be hard to not eat it though!
Notes
One Tablespoon contains:[br]109 calories, 2 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 9 g fat, 13 mg sodium.[br]Perfect hiker food, no? 😉