Do you secretly sneak a spoonful of Nutella and eat it when no one is looking? If so, this post is for you! My family loves that luscious spread, but I knew I could make a healthier version. This recipe is so simple, you will shake your head knowing this could be a major downfall for your diet! It is healthier, but it's not an everyday food! The key to the simplicity in making this recipe is getting hazelnuts that are already roasted, unsalted, and skinned! Luckily, Trader Joe's exists!!!!
Are you ready to get started? I double batch this recipe because, well, it's just THAT GOOD!
Salted Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
1 cup roasted, unsalted, skinned hazelnuts
8 oz. chocolate (semi sweet or dark preferred)
1/4 tsp. vanilla bean powder or 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. sea salt
That's IT! Simple, right? If you love the recipe and want more recipes like it, grab a copy of my Love Bites book available on this site. Ok, here we go with the instructions:
Pour into mason jar or directly into your mouth! Serve with fruit, graham crackers, shortbread cookies, on top of ice cream, in a sandwich with bananas, or just straight off a spoon. In my Love Bites cookbook, I use the spread to make Salted Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites! The possibilities are ENDLESS! Enjoy!