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Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Butter "Nutella" (Vegan+GF)

Kiss your nutella cravings goodbye and make it at home! This recipe is simple, fast, and incredibly good!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw shelled hazelnuts
  • 3/4 cup 120g dairy-free dark chocolate (I used 72%)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt optional(but recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and place the hazelnuts in a single layer on a baking tray. Roast them in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes, or until darkened.
  2. Remove tray from the oven and allow them to cool for just a few minutes but not completely. Take clean, and slightly damp towel and place a few handfuls of the nuts inside. Wrap it around them and rub together to remove the skins. (Get off as much as possible but don't stress it. They don't have to be perfect.)
  3. Place the nuts into a blender or food processor and pulse until the nuts are finely ground like a flour.
  4. Melt the chocolate with 1/3 cup coconut milk in a double boiler and, once melted, add to the blender along with the vanilla, maple, and salt. Blend until smooth and add a but more milk if needed. Store in an air-tight container in refrigerator.