I love nutella. I really, really do.
I love baking with it.
I love it on bread.
I love it for a few sneaky tastes on its own…
you get the idea.
I’m not really thrilled with the amount of sugar in it though and so I thought it would be a good idea if I gave it a go on my own AND my favourite nuts are almonds so I was able to do a little changeroo there as well.
Shockingly easy and I’m pretty happy with its ‘healthiness’.
No, this isn’t an everyday treat but it is yummy and fun.
It’s also a super gift. I’ve made it a couple of times in the past few weeks and folks are coming back for more already.
Ok, I’m an enabler.
I started with 3 cups of whole almonds and I toasted them in the oven until they were slightly browned. Let them cool for a minute and process until fine crumbs. Add: 2/3 cup cocoa, 3/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup cocoa nibs, 1 tsp vanilla, dash sea salt and 3/4 cup maple syrup. Blitz and then blitz some more.
I call it ‘Almontella’.