• Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

    Posted on April 15, 2011 by in Breakfast n Brunch, Chocolate, Desserts, Snacks

    I love butters of all sorts: peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, sesame butter (okay tahini), coconut butter, vegan butter (aka margarine), even shea butter. But nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to how strongly I feel about chocolate hazelnut butter. To me, all other butters of any kind pale in comparison.

    The omni world knows this stuff as Nutella… vegans and other folks may be more familiar with Justin’s brand. But me, well, I’m too cheap and too much of a purist for my own darn good, so I prefer homemade.

    Luckily, whipping up a jar full of this stuff is ridiculously easy…

    What you need:

    a food processor, or pretty decent blender that can chop up nuts with no worries

    a spoon

    about 3 cups roasted hazelnuts, pieces or whole

    about 1/4 cup (or more) cocoa powder

    a few tablespoons agave, or other liquid sweetener

    1/2 tsp salt

    a jar to store it in

    a lid for the jar

    What you do:

    Place nuts into food processor and blend until smooth. This could take several minutes. Scrape down the sides as necessary. Add in cocoa powder, agave and salt. Pulse quickly to blend. Stir well, and spoon into your storage jar. Close lid tightly. Store in fridge.

    See how easy?! Now go and make some!

     

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One Responseso far.

  1. River says:

    *gasp* My hero! I am so addicted to the expensive Justin’s not-ella. I wish we were home so I could whip up a batch of this hazelnut-chocolate goodness!

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