I was craving something chocolatey today and remembered my client had sent me a homemade Nutella recipe that looked so good! Lucky I had all the ingredients to make my treat!
Despite how delicious it looks I was a little disappointed because I wanted it to taste exactly like Nutella, but it didn't. I also wanted the hazelnut taste to POP more, but again, it did not. I know Cacao is better for you than Coco (the recipe calls for cacao) but I feel like whenever I make a recipe with Cacao, the cacao is all I end up tasting.
This homemade Nutella recipe tasted a lot like these chocolate balls I made. The main difference being the texture. I still like the taste, but I wanted it to magically taste exactly like Nutella!!!!!!!
Side note: I did not have medjool dates on hand. I only had regular dates. Medjool dates are larger and very sweet and yummy. I added more of the other dates since they are not as big a medjool dates. Next time I will use medjool dates. Could I say mejool dates one more time!? MADJOOL DATES!!!!
- 1.5 cups raw hazelnuts
- 7 TBSP cacao powder
- 8 medjool dates
- ⅔ cups water (or you could use nut milk)
- pinch of sea salt
- 2 TBSP coconut oil
- ⅔ tsp vanilla extract
- Add hazelnuts to blender and process until you get a sticky dough, almost to a nut butter stage.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and process until you get a smooth, creamy, thick chocolate spread.