Thursday, January 2, 2014

Chocolate hazelnut spread


In summary, 2013 was ... really, nothing too great. It was a year of knuckling down and saving money in a job that I'm not too crazy about it in order to fund future travel for 2014 and onwards.

I'm feeling a little lost and disgruntled. I turned 25 at the end of the 2013, and a quarter-life crisis hit me like clockwork: what the hell am I supposed to be doing with my life? Is this it? Is there something more? I don't know. But I do know I'm the only person who can find the answer to that question and make life what I want it to be. There won't be a solution fluttering right into my lap any time soon, so there's no point in waiting around for something to 'happen' to me. Because it won't.

ANYWAY, getting to the point - the point being chocolate porn, of course. Enjoy.

This was partially devoured on top of chocolate banana bread, or alternatively stuffed into fresh dates for snacks everyday for about two weeks...

...Want the recipe?!?!?

I know you do. Only good things can happen if you make this.

Head over to Reana Louise! I followed her recipe and method to the dot with the exception of a few things:

- I quintupled the recipe (yes, I made 5 times the volume that Reana did. What can I say? I'm greedy) - so where Reana used 50g hazelnuts, I used 250g, and where she used 1 tbsp cocoa powder, I used 5 tbsp... and so on. And it worked fine. It made one pint jar.

- I used a blender, not a food processor. This meant that rather than slowly grinding the fats out of the hazelnuts over a few minutes, I violently smushed them up in my Vitamix and had to add some extra liquids to aid with the blending process. I used 1/2 cup melted coconut oil to help it along.

Phew, that was easy. I didn't have to type out a recipe this time! Enjoy, peeps!


  1. This sounds so amazing! Forget about Nutella!

  2. I NEED to try that... beautiful! My 4-year-old would LOVE it! Great pictures.


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