I’m seriously excited about this recipe.
Three ingredients, no food processor needed, and incredibly smooth homemade dark chocolate ‘nutella’ – what’s not to love?! Did I mention you could be scarfing it down within a couple of seconds, too?
I’ve attempted homemade chocolate hazelnut spreads in the past only to end up with a hot, overworked food processor and a disappointingly grainy, thick paste that didn’t taste remotely like Nutella… I wanted a smooth, creamy dark chocolate spread with a bold chocolate hazelnut flavour and a texture identical to that of Nutella.
So when I spotted hazelnut oil at the market the other week and began to think of the possibilities, my mind immediately jumped to a revamped homemade chocolate hazelnut spread, and quite a few taste tests later (what can I say? I take my job very seriously..), I’ve mastered it!
It’s spreadable, soft, fudgy, incredibly nutty, and gorgeously, decadently rich. Velvety, buttery, and undeniably, sinfully delicious.. can you tell how I excited I am by my blatant overuse of adjectives?!
The pure cacao powder means you get quite the chocolate hit too, but if you wanted to make it even creamier and a little less rich, you could always stir in a tablespoon or two of coconut milk powder as well!
Health warning: this is an addictive substance and you may or may not find yourself sneaking fingerfuls from the jar at 3am… not that I have any experience with said behaviour, of course!
dark chocolate nutella
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Ingredients (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup hazelnut oil (cold pressed)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (start with 1/3 cup and adjust to taste as some hazelnut oils are more bitter than others)
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
1. Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk very well to combine, about 30 seconds, until smooth and glossy. Transfer to a glass jar, screw on a lid, and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks! The mixture will firm up a little in the fridge to spreadable consistency, but can be warmed up to a more runny, sauce-like consistency (it’s fabulous on coconut milk ice cream!) by placing the jar in a bowl of hot water for a minute or two. Enjoy!