Chocolate Nutty Butter

I was horrified when I searched the shelves of our ‘healthy’ grocery stores recently with a mission to find a chocolate equivalent of my own favourite treat, Chocolate Nut butter. The amount of sugar added is horrifying along with other ingredients you just don’t need, so I decided to make a super easy and delicious spread from my Almond pulp and see if the kids liked it.

I wont lie, it took a few attempts, the first version I adored myself but Chloe and Lily had become such chocolate snobs with a sweet tooth that I had to adapt my version to suit their taste. Here is a simple recipe you can try. Adapt it for your own families taste and use up the left over pulp in a healthier chocolate spread.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almond pulp
  • 1 cup of finely ground hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2 tbsp of coconut butter or melted grass-feed butter
  • 3 tbs raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • pinch salt
  • optional variation – 1 tsp orange essence

Method

  1. In a high speed blender, grind hazelnuts and hemp hearts, then add almond pulp and pulse to combine.
  2. Melt maple syrup and coconut butter together and stir in the cacao powder and salt to dissolve.
  3. Add the melted mixture to the blender (add orange essence if using) for 1-2 minutes until it emulsifies and reaches a creamy texture. 

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Spread on Pancakes, waffles, toast or use as a dip with apples and pears and enjoy with a little eccentricity from

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