Ok so let’s not beat about the bush here, when I say hazelnut chocolate spread I basically mean Nutella. Haha I know, I know, no point trying to hide it, except the problem with Nutella is there are hardly any nuts in it at all (what a joke!) so rather than call this recipe ‘paleo Nutella’ I thought hazelnut chocolate spread was a better fit as it’s pretty much exactly what it says on the tin!

Now I have to confess that this recipe is not new for me, it’s been something that’s been made time and time again in my kitchen, I just haven’t shared it on here (until now). You see it was a guest post I wrote for Perfectly Paleo, it was one of three articles published in their online magazine. They were; What are activated nuts?, hazelnut chocolate spread and chocolate torte.

If you want to know more or for the full recipes please click on the titles above (which will take you directly to the articles) or go to perfectly paleo and click on their ‘Magazine’ section where you’ll find a whole heap of great recipes (including mine!). I should also point out that Perfectly Paleo has an online store that sells (Yes – you guessed it!) many paleo approved items, including most of what you need to make both of these tasty recipes!

Homemade Hazelnut chocolate spread (12)

For your convenience I have listed the ingredients needed below for each recipe, but for the method you will need to go to the original posts.

Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

225g  (1 1/2 cups) Hazelnuts – ideally activated
430g (2 cups) Coconut milk
50g Maple syrup (I tend to use erythritol as I prefer the taste, maple syrup gives a sweeter taste, you can also try honey, xylitol or coconut sugar)
1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan rock salt
115g 90% Dark chocolate*
115g 70% Dark chocolate*

*You can make your own chocolate and use that if you prefer,  you will need a total of 230g of homemade chocolate.

Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Torte

120g Hazelnuts
120g Almonds
65g Pecans
20g Coconut oil
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 -2 Tbsp maple syrup (optional, again I often used erythritol)
Pinch of salt
Hazelnut chocolate spread (You can always make half a batch of spread, it will be plenty for making the torte’s with)

Makes 6 Torte’s
If you decide to try any of the recipes please let me know how you get on, it’s always good to hear what people think.


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