Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
Kids and adults will love this wonderful substitute for supermarket spreads like Nutella. Our sugar free homemade spread has no additives and is made with delicious all natural ingredients.
Makes 500ml (500g)
300g raw hazelnuts
180g Perfect Sweet™ xylitol, ground
50g cacao powder or good quality cocoa
¼ tsp salt
40ml coconut oil, melted
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Spread the hazelnuts evenly over a baking tray and roast for 10 minutes, shaking the tray after 5 minutes so they roast evenly, until lightly browned.
Place toasted hazelnuts on a clean tea towel or cloth. Rub in the towel to remove as much of the skins as possible. Transfer the hazelnuts to a food processor and process until finely ground.
Add the xylitol, cacao (or cocoa) , salt and coconut oil and process until smooth and creamy. Spoon into a clean airtight container or jar. Keep refrigerated.
Not all the hazelnut skin will come away when you roll them in a tea towel. This method is just to remove the excess loose skin.