Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Difficulty 5 minutes Serves 2
Raw Food Recipe chef Julie van Kerchove of www.julieslifestyle.com has created this raw vegan version of the classic Nutella Spread from Ferrero. It had no refined sugar, dairy-free, and gluten-free. What more can you ask for? It's the D-I-Y chocolate spread everone's been craving for!
Ingredients 2 cups of hazelnuts, ground into butter
2 tablespoons of hazelnut oil (or other oil of your choice)
Directions 1. Place your hazelnuts in the food processor fitted with an S-blade. Ground into thick butter. For more info on how to create your own nut butter, check out this recipe for almond butter.
2. Combine hazelnut butter, hazelnut oil, cacao powder, sweetener, vanilla extract and salt in the food processor. Process well for about 1 minute.
3. Top with finely chopped hazelnuts or a small handful of cacao nibs.