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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 101.3
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Easy Homemade 'Nutella' (Chocolate Nut Butter)

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Easy Homemade 'Nutella' (Chocolate Nut Butter)

Introduction

A friend issued a challenge to cure a Nutella addiction. This recipe was just the ticket! No hydrogenated oils, fewer calories, less fat--and more fiber and protein! A friend issued a challenge to cure a Nutella addiction. This recipe was just the ticket! No hydrogenated oils, fewer calories, less fat--and more fiber and protein!
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup almonds or hazelnuts

Directions

Roast the nuts: Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes.

While still warm, place nuts in a food processor and process for five to 10 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Once the nuts have the consistency of nut butter, add the chocolate chips and process until thoroughly combined.

Each serving is one tablespoon.

Refrigerate for up to four weeks.






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  • Incredible!
    57 of 60 people found this review helpful
    Oh wow this is soooooooooo good!!!!! However i bought the organic almond butter they sell at my local Fred Meyer's aka Kroger and just added the chips less hassle and it's great!!!! - 11/17/11

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  • 38 of 51 people found this review helpful
    This sounds sooo good but I can't make it. Not that I have any allergies or don't have the tools. I LOVE NUTELLA! I buy it for my son under the condition he hides it well in his room. If I make this, I'll eat it all. I HAVE NO CONTROL somedays. Maybe I'll use 10 chocolate chips and 10 almonds. - 2/7/11

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  • Incredible!
    27 of 28 people found this review helpful
    The almonds ground up fine, but not like butter. Added only half dark chocolate and then it had the buttery consistency. Spread on top of pumpkin muffins and I had a delightful treat - used a teaspoon on a mini muffin. MMMmmm Good. Made about 3/4 cup. - 2/20/11

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  • 23 of 31 people found this review helpful
    My husband has a Nutella thing, too. Try Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, delicious, not as sweet as Nutella or this recipe and healthier. (Definitely a relative term.) Both are trigger foods for me, however, and cooking this recipe would be Death by Nibbles. Do try to Justin's to avoid this! - 11/17/11

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I made 4 jars of this last night! Two simple ingrediants, Nutella is made with moidfied palm oil that can spike bad cholesterol levels more than trans fats do. I am going to make more for Valentine gifts! Thanks for sharing - 2/11/11

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  • Good
    21 of 23 people found this review helpful
    It was good. I had to add a little oil. But the amount of choc chips convinced me that it's way too close to candy. I am going back to peanut butter. Nutella (or this) could trigger a sugar binge. If you CAN handle it, try it -- it was good. - 2/7/11

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  • 18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I'm curious how well this holds up in the fridge. Would you say it will expire after some time, or can it be refrigerated for a long period of time and stay good? Thanks for sharing the recipe. I also love Nutella - it's like frosting to me - but it's TOO good that I'll binge on it. - 2/7/11

    Reply from STEPFANIER (11/17/11)
    It can be refrigerated for several weeks.


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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I put a few blobs in the freezer to see how it would do as a candy substitute (that's how good it is!) and if it works, i'll use a candy mold next time. I doubled the recipe and used darker chocolate (60% chips) and will probably half the chocolate next time. Amazing! - 2/21/11

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  • 17 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this using sugar free chocolate chips that I found made by Hershey's!!! - 2/14/11

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    i made mine with hazelnuts and 50% cocoa dark chocolate chips!
    mmm. - 2/21/11

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  • 13 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Interesting, but 1 TBSP Nutella has 100 calories, 5.5 grams fat, 1.8 grams saturated fat, 8 grams sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 0.5 grams fiber, and 1.5 grams protein. So, I don't see where this recipe is better than the original. Nutella's website says there's no hydrogenated oils.
    - 12/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Mix this with some granola (1/3 ratio butter to granola) and drop golf ball sized mounds on some wax or parchment paper. Throw it in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes and you have a yummy grab and go snack. I sometimes toss in some shredded coconut to make it like haystack cookies. Super yummy! - 2/20/12

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  • Bad
    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This recipe conveniently forgets to list sugar and saturated fat. Tollhouse Semisweet Chips have 8g of sugar & 2.5g saturated fat in EACH 1 Tbsp. The calorie count is EXACTLY the same as for Nutella (1 Tbsp=100 calories). No wonderful health benefits here. Shame on you for omitting data. - 9/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    STEPF made some of this for me and it was awesome! - 2/2/11

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  • Bad
    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
    No. This has MORE calories than Nutella. Nutella has 100 calories in a tablespoon, and this has 100.6 calories. Also there are way more than 2 ingredients. Have you looked at the ingredients in a package of chocolate morsels? This recipe is very misleading. - 11/7/12

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Also going to point out that 1 serving of this is 1 tablespoon and 1 serving on Nutella is 2 tablespoons. I will agree it is probably a cleaner food? Depending on the choco chips used. Kinda bummed after evaluating nutrition info. - 9/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Made my version with Whole Foods freshly ground almond butter and Enjoy Life! chocolate chips! Awesome. Hit that sweet spot! I almost added cocoa instead of the chips, as the cocoa would cut down on calories, but went with Enjoy Life! instead. - 7/3/12

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious. It really satisfies when you need a treat. I make it with dark chocolate. A little goes a long way. Yummy! - 2/8/11

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i really liked this and had fun making it.

    also to the person commening before me, yes it is about the same calorie count, but has way less sugar, and way less sodium.
    also has less fat among other things so this is still better for you overall. - 5/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this with pecans and ghiradelli, because it's what I had. It's dangerously tempting! It's gritty like natural nut butter but didn't need oil; Just be patient with the food processor. I want to put it on waffles, toast, pears, ice cream, and in a latte. I'm excited to try it on everything! - 2/8/11

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  • Bad
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This says that each serving is one rounded tablespoon and that there is one hundred and one calories per serving. That means the small dish pictured above has about 1,000 calories. - 10/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is excellent! I was skeptical because it looked like it was going to be too dry, but when I added the chocolate it all worked out! This is a nice little treat to have around. - 4/3/12

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Amazing! made it last night and the old me would have eaten the whole jar! But I am excited to try it on steel cut oats, and bananas! - 2/8/11

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    no calorie savings!! nutella is 200 for TWO tbls!! - 9/24/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love nutella, also. This helps! I added fewer chips for fewer calories! I appreciate the recipe being less processed than nutella. - 8/12/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    So umm has anyone looked at the list of ingredients on the bag of chips. Sugar is the second ingredient in mine... If it tastes like candy then you are probably using hidden sugars and fats - 3/30/12

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    this sounds really good, but I am not sure what I could use it with. I am on MedShape diet plan that I can not have any oats, cereals, breads or crakers. Wounder if I could dip my strawberries in it?
    - 6/27/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Nutella has so much sugar per serving - about 21 grams per two tablespoons. Not for me. But this recipe makes it easier for me. Just add Truvia. - 3/30/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    How should this be stored? Assuming it doesn't get eaten right away! :) - 2/7/11

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  • Bad
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Looks delicious and I love almonds and chocolate chips but I don't eat sugar and am on a moderate calorie diet so wouldn't eat this really. I had made it when I did the no stars rating and just tasted because then I was eating sugar. It was good but just too high in the bad stuff for me to cook. - 8/7/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had quit buying nutella because of the added ingredients. This may be about equal in calories, but with no hydrogenated oils, I will continue to make this recipe. - 3/18/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    ummm! - 2/20/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Maybe I'll try this with walnuts. It sounds like it might be good to mix with cereal and chill as a holiday treat. - 1/23/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this... the problem with nutella is it is so sweet it gets me started on something I can't stop... that doesn't happen with real food - 12/2/11

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  • What is the serving size? 1 Tbsp? 2 Tbsp? - 8/28/14

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  • 2 tbsp of Nutella is 200 calories. Not sure this recipe is really an improvement. - 8/28/14

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  • I'm sure this recipe tastes very nice.

    However, I note that a lot of the Sparkpeople recipes of the day seem to be based around sugar and the
    "sweet tooth" in general. A balance of savoury recipes would be welcome. :-) - 8/17/14

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  • What a great alternative to Evil Nutella, which uses palm oil, the harvest of which is causing the massive killing of primates as the jungles are cut down to harvest the oil. This is much healthier and sounds delicious! - 8/16/14

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  • I heard that there will be a severe shortage of hazelnuts from Turkey, where so much of the world's crop is grown, this year, raising the price of Nutella. So, I also like Stepfanie's idea of using almonds as an alternative for the homemade version! - 8/16/14

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  • MMMMMM!! I love Nutella and I tend to eat the whole jar in no time, so I'll just drool over this recipe and not make any. lol - 6/24/14

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  • I'm trying this with dark chocolate! - 2/23/14

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  • STEPHANIEDP-i like your idea of the dark chocolate and i can get unsweetened. I tried regular nutella and it is too too sweet for me. so i will be making this recipe

    - 11/2/13

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  • I am absolutely addicted to Nutella.Does this recipe have less calories & fat than the original? Seriously I had to freeze the jar and still finished it in 3 days, not sure if I want to venture down this road. I could make tiny batches at a time without having the temptation of an entire jar on hand - 11/2/13

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  • can you make this without chocolate my family do not eat chocolate now how will you call it thank you waiting for answers - 11/2/13

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  • I wonder if you can just melt the chocolate and stir it into almond butter.
    - 11/2/13

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  • Thank you so much. Also for the time on using organic almond butter. So good and easy. - 11/2/13

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  • This recipe is good but it does not have less calories than nutella! A serving of nutella is 2 tbsp and has 200 cal, 12 grams of fat for 2 tbsp. This recipe is 1 tbsp serving. So they are about the same. It has less processed ingredients tho - 10/21/13

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  • Yes and its great i have to not make it again for a while it much better than what you buy its red light food for me - 10/6/13

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  • nummy! - 9/8/13

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  • My grocery store (Kroger) lets you make any kind of nut butter. I think just mixing in the chips or even some cocoa would work. - 9/8/13

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  • YUM! You could make all sorts of flavored nut butters like this.
    Thanks! finally one we low-carbers can use! =D - 9/7/13

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  • Anxious to try this! - 9/7/13

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  • THIS IS ONE OF MY HUSBAND'S FAVORITE TREATS. HE PUTS IT ON HIS TOAST EVERY MORNING. IT'S ALSO GREAT IN COOKIES. I LOVE THIS RECIPE SINCE IT IS LOTS CHEAPER THAN THE STORE-BOUGHT ONE AND I KNOW WHAT'S IN IT. - 9/6/13

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  • please rate recipes only if you tasted it and it is good or bad. If this has way too many calories for you, then don't make it. But to rate it if you haven't made it messes with the ratings and is unfair to the submitter. - 9/6/13

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  • I made this, but only for my adult son that loves the stuff. I can't eat this, it would be too addicting! :-( - 9/6/13

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  • Just curious that sugar is not listed on the nutrition info. Yes it is a carb but it is usually listed as well. - 9/6/13

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  • I love this stuff! - 9/6/13

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  • Awesome!! Thank God, no more modified palm oil and other bad stuff!! And it tastes sooooo good! - 7/31/13

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  • When I saw this on my start page, I HAD to check it out as I, too, have a thing for Nutella... I'm definitely going to try this! It sounds so much healthier, and if it tastes the same, I'd rather have this. No hydrogenated oils AND I can control the portion by just making a bit for breakfast... - 7/15/13

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  • I think I may try this with 1 cup of a natural peanut butter (already pretty well blended basically) and 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips. Still should add a bit of a different flavor, while not adding near as much sugar and not making this taste like a dessert - 6/27/13

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  • Very good, simple to make. Took me less than 5 minute. I warmed my almonds in the microwave. - 3/20/13

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  • Made this with hazelnuts, unsweetened baking chocolate and maple sugar. Absolutely delicious. Will try more nuts for the same amount of chocolate next time.

    Does this need to be kept refrigerated? Mine got very hard in the frig. - 3/4/13

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  • This tasted good but it was gritty and miserable to spread. I would love to know how to make it better. I used a Vita mix. I had already tried my processor before. Almonds from Big Box store too. - 3/3/13

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  • Yummy - 3/2/13

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  • My kids (and I) love Nuttela. This seems to be a very good alternative. I will try it, thanks! - 2/14/13

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  • I read a story a long time ago...This is like eating a candy bar. 160 cals for Kroger brand Nutella for 2 tbps then think about even if you add a whole wheat sandwhich round for 100 calories...that's 260 calories...and who can really stop at only 2 tbps...thats why i just don't buy it anymore. - 2/5/13

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  • Tips? Please address the tips issue. Not relevant for this recipe. - 2/1/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't get the tips. Why would you have beans, salsa, or cheese with chocolate almond butter. Not my kind of go-together. Sorry. - 1/31/13

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  • You people keep hollering about Nutella, but it has partially hydrogenated oil too. This recipe has 2 ingredients, and the fat is GOOD fat. The smaller the ingredient list, the better. Have you all learned nothing! Nutella is NOT good for you, at all! - 1/28/13

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  • A healthy nutella sounds great. But what is the tip about beans, cheese and salsa? A mistake? - 1/25/13

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  • very good - 1/20/13

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  • Almond butter is a staple of mine - There's always a jar in my fridge at home as well as the one ot work. This sounds almost too good to be true ...
    I love these with black beans, pineapple salsa and pepper Jack cheese! ...
    Not sure what you'd end up with - are we talking chocolate tacos? - 1/20/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If you only compare calories, then no, this isn't an improvement over Nutella, but if you compare healthiness of ingredients and even taste, yes it's an improvement. Love it ! - 1/20/13

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  • This is what showed in my "TIPS" section for this Chocolate Almond Butter: On those nights when cooking dinner doesn't seem possible, I reach for this recipe. Change up the beans, cheese or salsa depending on what you have on hand. I love these with black beans, pineapple salsa and pepperjack. WTH?! - 1/17/13

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  • The tips for this two ingredient recipe are cracking me up: "On those nights when cooking dinner doesn't seem possible, I reach for this recipe. Change up the beans, cheese or salsa depending on what you have on hand. I love these with black beans, pineapple salsa and pepper Jack cheese!" - 1/10/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nutella has 2g protein, 11g fat, and worst of all, 22g carbs--more than twice as many carbs as this recipe. And the first two ingredients in Nutella are sugar and palm oil. There are only 50 hazelnuts in a Nutella jar. Plus, Nutella is made with hazelnuts; almonds are more nutritionally dense. - 12/13/12

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  • Great! Thanks for making this recipe healthier than Nutella. I love Nutella too much. I love being able to make this at home with two ingredients maybe three if I add a little oil to it. I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet choc. Chips instead of reg. Semisweet ones. - 11/30/12

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  • I see this was in 2011, but I just found this. It sounds good so think I will make it for holidays so I don't eat it all. - 11/29/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have a comment as to how this is "better" than Nutella, despite the fat/calorie facts. The key here is that the recipe is for almonds rather than hazelnuts and therefore provides better Omega-3 benefits. If the sugar content is a problem for you, might I suggest adding only 1/2 the chocolate chips - 11/25/12

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  • I sometimes ...when wanting something sweet, will take 3 or 4 almonds and a teaspoon of dark chocolate chips and eat them together. I at least get the exercise of chewing them up myself. I don't think I would make this after all. - 11/7/12

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  • Yummy yummy in my Tummy! Great taste and healthy too! - 9/10/12

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  • Its a whole food though with no weird stuff!!! Yumm! - 9/10/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think that a lot of you are missing the point here. This doesn't have the chemicals and other crap in it that Nutella does. 100 calories from a healthy alternative is a better option that 100 calories from an unhealthy option. It's not rocket science folks, it's common sense. - 9/8/12

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  • Sounds really good, will try it soon! - 9/7/12

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  • Wonderful!!!!! - 9/6/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have a dairy allergy and cannot eat Nutella. They make dark chocolate chips without dairy and this would work for me. These chips are sold at my health food store. I believe they are Fair Trade brand. Couldn't eat this very often but once in a blue moon........ - 9/6/12

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  • I have tried this with pecans - I roast 2 cups of pecans and then put them in a food processor. I put 1/2 c of choc chips with a little coconut oil on the stove to melt. Once I remove it, I add a little Hawaiian Chile pepper salt and add all of this to the pecan butter. Pretty tasty. - 9/6/12

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  • This sounds so simple and delicious - I'm afraid it would only be one or two servings for me, so I'd better save it for an occasion when others will help me eat it! - 9/6/12

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  • I haven't got food processor, but I just got some almond butter from the health food store (it's just ground through their machine, nothing added) so am making it with some of that. - 9/6/12

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  • Can't wait to make this!Thinking of using half almonds/half hazelnuts.Just need to go hunting for hazelnuts.;-) - 9/6/12

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  • Steph; this is the best thing ever and s fast. - 9/6/12

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  • Finally a justifiable reason for getting out the food processor. This is absolutely to die for. 12 grain bread slathered with this is just about the best thing I've had in a long time. My DGD is a Nutella freak and she likes this better. :) - 9/6/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SO NOT SURE IS THIS FOR LIKE ON TOAST OR MUFFINS...OR ONE CAN USE IT TO LIGHTLY FROAST A LOW CAL. CUPCAKE......IDEA'S WE HAVE TO SHARE THEM! - 9/6/12

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  • How funny! I just read this recipe in the Sparkpeople lunch cookbook on my Kindle while at the gym this am.Looks good, but WAYYYYYYYY too many calories for me! I don't see any calorie savings over Nutella, though you are avoiding extra sugar and chemical additives.
    - 9/6/12

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  • I wish folks would do the math before complaining about the fat & calories. If you divide the yield by the # of servings, you'd get a serving size of 2 tbsp., not 1 tbsp. In which case, YES, it has less calories and fat than Nutella. (As an admitted Nutellaholic, I'm eager to give this one a try...) - 9/6/12

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  • this is so good . - 9/6/12

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  • how about unsweetened cocoa and sweetener, meaning no sugar added? Certainly healthier/lower carb, no?
    If the cocoa means it's dry, us a dash of liquid sweetener, even flavoured, like DaVinci or Toriani? - 9/6/12

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  • OMG -- this is so good. I only had 1/2 cup choc chips but I still like the flavor. It would probably be a little sweeter with the rest of the choc chips though. It was so easy too. - 8/29/12

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  • I think perhaps the key in comparing this to Nutella is to concentrate not on the quantity (grams of fat or sugar or calories) bur rather on the quality of the nutrients (non-hyrdogenated oils, real foods) and recall that it's a "better" treat, a "healthIER" choice vs. a staple healthy choice. - 8/8/12

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  • I make my almond butter in the Vitamix. It always comes out smooth and creamy without having to add oil. - 5/28/12

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