Easy Homemade 'Nutella' (Chocolate Nut Butter)

Easy Homemade 'Nutella' (Chocolate Nut Butter)

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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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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!
    68 of 71 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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  • 44 of 58 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!
    30 of 31 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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  • Good
    30 of 34 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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  • Incredible!
    29 of 34 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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  • 25 of 34 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!
    20 of 21 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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  • 20 of 28 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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  • 20 of 20 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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  • 19 of 26 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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  • Bad
    18 of 28 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!
    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    i made mine with hazelnuts and 50% cocoa dark chocolate chips!
    mmm.
    - 2/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 15 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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  • 12 of 14 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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  • Bad
    11 of 23 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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  • Incredible!
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    STEPF made some of this for me and it was awesome! - 2/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 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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  • 8 of 8 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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  • 7 of 12 people found this review helpful
    no calorie savings!! nutella is 200 for TWO tbls!! - 9/24/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 9 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!
    7 of 8 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
    6 of 11 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!
    6 of 6 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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  • 6 of 6 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 6 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
    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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  • 3 of 4 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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  • 3 of 5 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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  • 2 of 7 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
    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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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    ummm! - 2/20/12

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  • 2 of 3 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 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm trying this with dark chocolate! - 2/23/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    nummy! - 9/8/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome!! Thank God, no more modified palm oil and other bad stuff!! And it tastes sooooo good! - 7/31/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A healthy nutella sounds great. But what is the tip about beans, cheese and salsa? A mistake? - 1/25/13

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  • Bad
    1 of 4 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 3 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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  • Delicious! However, this is very addictive!!! :) - 9/11/17

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  • great idea must do it - 9/3/17

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  • not sure I want to try this. - 8/26/17

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  • yummy - 8/21/17

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  • I do this with my Trader Joe's raw almond butter, raw cocoa powder and some honey all pulsed in my food processor until blended. It's delicious. - 8/20/17

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  • YUmmm
    - 8/15/17

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  • Due to nut allergies I can't make this but ohhh it sounds soooo good!! - 8/14/17

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  • So delicious and easy! You have to try it! - 8/14/17

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  • Very good and not that hard to make. - 8/14/17

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  • Delicious - 8/14/17

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  • Looks so good! - 8/14/17

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  • yummy - 8/14/17

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  • I don't have a food processor but this looks very good. - 8/14/17

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  • Delish! - 8/14/17

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  • Too big a temptation for me. Love it! - 8/14/17

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  • yummy - 8/14/17

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  • Great recipe, but not dietary. - 8/14/17

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  • I made for my brother, he loves this stuff....it makes a great gift idea - 8/14/17

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  • Fantastic. I loved this. - 8/14/17

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  • This is delicious but best to make, serve with company and send it home with them. - 8/14/17

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  • I'll have give this a try. My grandchildren love Nutella. - 8/14/17

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  • So easy and delicious - 8/14/17

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  • SOUNDS WONDERFUL AND SO EASY BUT 101 CALORIES PER TBSP? I CAN'T AFFORD THAT MANY CALORIES FOR SOMETHING THAT WON'T FILL THE TUMMY. - 8/14/17

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  • yummy - 8/14/17

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  • Looks good but my son doesn't eat chocolate so prolly won't make it - 8/14/17

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  • Just be careful what you put it ON! For me that's the calorie pit. - 8/14/17

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  • I love this homemade "Nutella" chocolate nut butter! It is delicious and it is so easy to make! - 8/14/17

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  • Very interesting. I guess you could do it with peanuts too! - 8/14/17

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  • Yummy! This homemade chocolate nut butter melts in your mouth! I didn't change a thing!! - 8/14/17

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  • Loved this it was so good and so easy - 8/14/17

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  • this one is very good - 8/14/17

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  • Homemade Nutella interesting. - 8/14/17

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  • I haven't bought Nutella in 11 years, someone else made this and asked me to taste it. It's ok but not great. I can say no to this kind. - 8/14/17

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  • Looks yummy- gotta try this - 8/14/17

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  • I did not realize this was so easy to make. - 8/13/17

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  • great - 6/23/17

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  • I enjoy Nutella and purchase it in the little packs! This allows me much more control of the calories and ingredients. I use it on my banana's and strawberries. So easy to make and it's a keeper! - 6/23/17

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  • delish - 6/16/17

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  • so good thank you - 6/10/17

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  • Take care of yourself first and the rest will follow.

    Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
    sometimes you don't.
    What matters is that you did your best.
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    - 5/9/17

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  • Not sweet enough for me😒 Others may like that dark chocolate flavor! - 4/30/17

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  • Great Recipe! Thank you! - 3/31/17

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  • yummy - 3/30/17

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  • Cannot wait to try and make this!! - 3/4/17

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  • I love it! Ihvae been looking for a recipe like this for a long time.. thanku so much!!!! - 2/22/17

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  • Love the nutella with almonds. - 2/1/17

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  • The Best - 1/30/17

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband loves Nutella so I made this for him so he will have a 'treat' that doesn't really tempt me too much. I used 60% dark chips & semisweet Baker's chocolate because that's what I had on hand. Once it's refrigerated it's not very spreadable. - 1/20/16

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This doesn't have less calories than regular nutella - 12/28/15

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks! Worked great in my vitamix. Threw it all in with a slight change. I used 3/4 cup semi-sweet choc. and 1/4 cup Toffee chips. It was GREAT! Going to use it in the Airfryer Brownie recipe. 1 egg + 3/4 cup mixture + 1/4 cup flour and bake. Can't wait cause this has less oil. - 12/22/15

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mine was really spreadable when I made it, but after a trip to my fridge it got rock hard. Still delicious. I'm experimenting with heating it up before I put it on my morning toast.

    Next time, I think I'll experiment with cocoa powder and use honey to sweeten it up a little for better spread.
    - 9/10/15

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My taste-testers (son and grandchildren) thought it needed more chocolate chips, so I added another half cup. A wonderful recipe! - 4/15/15

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    ? This might have less fat (haven't checked), but a portion of Nutella only has 80 cals, 20% fewer than this recipe... - 3/1/15

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    To make it smoother, I added 2 tbsp of almond oil. Really good. - 1/11/15

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If you like inventing healthy versions of yummy things you crave try using raw organic cacao powder (REAL chocolate without the sugar and additives ), and maple or xyla as a sweetener with the organic almond butter. It's quick, easy, and a lot healthier. Cacao provides lots of antioxidants. - 1/10/15

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. I have an easy to make peanut butter version. One cup of creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa powder. Put in blender or food processor until well mixed. Add listed ingredients to taste as needed. - 9/30/14

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