Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chocolate Almond Spread

Chocolate Almond Spread

Who doesn’t like nuts and chocolate? Well, I know I do and so I was looking for a healthier way to make a combination of the two which can be spread just like the Nutella we all love! I made this spreadable heavenly goodness with almonds, but you can use any other nuts such as hazelnuts or cashews, just omit the almond extract. You can enjoy this recipe without feeling too guilty for licking it right off the spoon.

225g dark unsweetened chocolate
200g almonds
2 tbsp unflavoured coconut oil
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
¼ tsp salt
30-40 drops liquid stevia

Roast almonds in oven at 175C for about 10 minutes until fragrant. In a food processor grind the almond until powdered. Melt chocolate over a double boiler and add to the almonds along with all the other ingredients and pulse until incorporated.


  1. that's it?? soooooooo easy!!!! thanks!!! i can't wait to try it too!!! What about storage suggestions.. :)

  2. That is it! Easy peasy! I stored it in small mason jars, and i don't recommend refrigeration as the chocolate and coconut oil will harden and the chocolate may bloom. Can be kept up to 6-8 weeks, that is, if it lasts that long!

  3. it sounds delish! love the idea but can we exchange almonds with hazelnuts or is it not calory wise?

    1. Any nuts will do...Hazelnuts would be great in this recipe. Just omit the almond extract.

  4. so.. do you have to peel your hazelnuts?? i'd rather not.