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This delicious spread made with dark chocolate and roasted hazelnuts is a pure delight, perfect for warming up and comforting yourself! Don't panic, it's quick and easy to make.
There's nothing time-consuming or difficult about making your own spread, and it's much better and healthier because you control everything that goes into it! It contains no condensed milk or palm oil, and is a perfect substitute for Nutella, which is extremely harmful to the environment.
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💙Why will you love it?
- Only 2 ingredients: this recipe is ultra-basic and easy.
- Keeps for several weeks
- Can be used in many recipes : as a topping on these super-easy French waffles or on these dreamy pancakes, ready in 15 minutes, or as a replacement for Nocciolata in puff pastries.
- Gluten-free and vegetarian (easily vegan)
You can find a full list of ingredients and measurements in the recipe card below. Here are a few ingredient notes.
- Chocolate: I recommend dark pastry chocolate, minimum 50% cocoa. But you can replace it with milk or white chocolate! If you can buy fair-trade, even better. Discover the Eco Tips I wrote about chocolate!
- Shelled hazelnuts: available in most supermarkets. If you're lucky enough to find fresh ones, don't forget to use a nutcracker to remove the shells before roasting.
✅ A vegan and dairy-free spread
- To make this recipe vegan, use vegan chocolate: while we often think that chocolate contains no animal products, there are often traces of milk in it.
- This recipe is apparently dairy-free, just check that your chocolate doesn't contain any.
- I wouldn't recommend cutting back on quantities, even though it may seem like a lot. Otherwise, you run the risk of your blender/food processor spinning in a vacuum (which is what happens with mine once, when there were too few ingredients in it).
- While blending the hazelnuts, take breaks with the blender so that it doesn't overheat and break (been there, done that too!).
- Only melt your chocolate once your hazelnuts have been roasted and blended, as in the recipe. Otherwise, it will harden in the pan and you'll end up with a play-dough texture you can't use (more experience!).
❄️ Storage and freezing
Once the spread has been sealed in its jar, you can store it at room temperature for around 3 weeks.
However, I really don't recommend freezing it.
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Best chocolate hazelnut spread (2 ingredients)
- 14 oz hazelnuts shelled
- 11.5 oz dark chocolate
- Preheat your oven to 340°F/170°C in natural convection/high and low static heat mode. Spread the hazelnut kernels on an oven tray lined with parchment paper and place in the hot oven for around 10 minutes.
- Leave the hazelnuts to cool and place in a clean tea towel. Rub with your hands to remove as much skin as possible.
- Place the cold hazelnuts in the blender and blend, pausing to avoid damaging the blender. During these pauses, feel free to use a spoon to loosen the hazelnuts from the sides of the blender, to help save time. The hazelnuts will first turn into a powder, then into a purée and finally into a liquid. This takes about ten minutes.
- Melt your chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, stirring to prevent it from sticking.
- Add the melted chocolate to the blender and blend to combine. Place the spread in a jar and store in a cupboard away from light.
- You can add a pinch of salt to bring out the taste of the chocolate.
- I wouldn't recommend reducing the quantities: otherwise you risk your blender/robot running on empty.
- While blending the hazelnuts, take breaks with the blender so that it doesn't overheat and break (this has been my experience!).
- Only melt your chocolate once your hazelnuts have been roasted and blended, as described in the recipe. Otherwise, it will harden in the pan and you'll end up with a play-dough texture you can't use (more experience!).