|Chocolate Hazelnut Butter|
|photo by recipe author|
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 ounces 100% cacao bar or unsweetened chocolate
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees ºF.
Place the hazelnuts on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Roast the nuts at 350 for 15 minutes.
While nuts are roasting, using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips, squares and oil.
When nuts are done, place them between paper towels or dishtowels and rub to remove skins. This takes a little bit of work, but they do not need to be perfectly clean!
Place the nuts, melted chocolate, sugar, vanilla and salt in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Place the nut butter in an airtight container. Store in the fridge for a harder spread or at room temperature for a runnier spread.
You can use any nut or combination of nuts, but roast the nuts to give it more flavor.
Recipe submitted by Kate, Highlands Ranch, CO