From so long, I was planning to make this chocolate almond spread and was not so daring to try this at home, because I was not sure how this spread will turn and whether this will taste like the store bought Nutella or not. I was wrong, the texture and the flavors were exactly the same as the store bought ones. I am really happy with the outcome, though it is made of almonds this tastes just like the hazelnut spread.I wanted to experiment using almonds and so the chocolate almond spread is ready within minutes.
Nowadays we are hearing a lot about store bought chocolate spreads with high sugar content and the oil used (palm oil) in these are harmful in the long run. So I was thinking of making this spread without compromising the taste or flavor. I googled a lot and got the recipe from various websites and I was thinking of making this for so long, but as I said before, I was not confident enough. But I decided to finally have a go at it as soon as I saw this month’s MFB challenge. In this month’s challenge, we can prepare any recipe which we were longing to prepare.
My daughter, who is a big Nutella fan will daily have her toast and Nutella, before going to school. After reading the drawbacks of Nutella, I stopped giving that instead, I tried giving peanut butter with toast. But as she was not ready to eat peanut butter, she asked me to give only the toast without any spread. Then itself I decided to try this at home so that she will be happy and without any tension, we can give. Surprisingly she liked it. I thought this is the perfect post for MFB challenge. Using only four ingredients, an amazing spread is ready, which the kids will love a lot.Try this out and let me know.
- Almonds- 1 Cup
- Chocolate Chips- ⅓ Cup
- Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
- Honey- 2 tbsp (optional)
- Roast the almonds slightly. When it is cool, blend them in a food processor til they break down into a fine powder.
- Add the coconut oil and process until it forms a smooth paste. At this stage add the chocolate chips and process well till everything is perfectly blended and smooth.
- Taste the above made paste and add honey accordingly. No need of adding honey if you feel it is sweet enough. Process a minute or two, till it gets the perfectly smooth and silky texture. Enjoy homemade Nutella/ spread along with toasted bread/ crepes or scoop just like that...