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Homemade Nutella sweetened with Dates (no added sugar)

All kids love Nutella. The rich creamy texture and taste is very appetizing. However typical store bought Nutella has a lot of added sugar not to mention other chemicals. In our pursuit to avoid added sugars, we went about creating our own Nutella. This has allowed us guilt-free indulgence, spreading loads on everything we fancy !
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Condiments and Sauces
Servings: 4 6 oz bottles

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw Blanced Hazelnuts
  • 20 Dates softened in hot water
  • 10 tbsps raw Cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Roast Hazelnuts in oven at 250 F for 20 minutes. The nuts should turn a light brown color. Cool for 15 - 30 mins
  • Process in a food processor until it becomes creamy like peanut butter. The creaminess or graininess is up to individual preference
  • Add cacao powder, vanilla extract and salt and blend until combined
  • Add date paste and mix well
  • With processor running, add 1 cup of warm water in a thin stream until well combined with all the ingredients and you get a smooth creamy Nutella !