Choco~Hazelnut Spread

Choco~Hazelnut Spread

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure hazelnut extract
  • pinch of salt

Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour hazelnuts on sheet in an even layer.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  4. Lift hazelnuts into your hands and rub them by the handful between your hands to remove the skins. Discard the skins. It's ok if a few are left.
  5. Put nuts in a high powered blender and blend on low until a butter forms. It will take about 5 minutes scraping down the sides frequently.
  6. Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave.
  7. Pour chocolate, salt and extracts into blender with the hazelnuts.
  8. Blend until smooth.
  9. Taste and add more extract as needed.
  10. Transfer to a jar and store at room temperature. This will keep for about 2 weeks or so.
  11. Enjoy!
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