Cocoa Hazelnut Butter

IMG_0436 Have you guys been watching the slope style skiing during the olympics? OMG. I was watching last night and almost had a coronary….multiple times.

I have a hard time NOT freaking out watching regular skiing. But slope style is skiing backwards, doing tricks high up in the air and then landing again backwards.

Is this a new event? I feel like I should have known about this sooner than 12 hours ago.

I think my husband feels kind of the same way because into the first 30 seconds of watching, he said “how do they practice this without, like, dying?”

I have no answer for you, dear husband.

I would most definitely smash my face and die. Guaranteed. IMG_0385 This has nothing to do with today’s recipe. Things I talk about on my blog usually don’t have anything to do with food. Just my crazy random thoughts about the olympics.

You’re welcome, America.

ANYWAYS.

I made Cocoa Hazelnut Butter. Not to be confused with Nutella.

This is not Nutella.

It has the same kind of flavors of Nutella, but is like the healthier 2nd cousin.

And by healthy I mean made with real ingredients that are good for you: toasted hazelnuts, honey, sea salt, cocoa powder and olive oil.

IMG_0379 All you do is throw everything into a food processor and whirl it up until smooth. I made mine purposely pretty thick, but feel free to add in a little extra olive oil to make it as runny as you’d like. IMG_0389 We enjoyed this as an afternoon snack with a few apple slices…quite enjoyable if I do say so myself. Also very tasty just eaten with a spoon.

Not that I did that…. Cough cough.

IMG_0409 Have I mentioned I love chocolate lately?

Well I DO. IMG_0431 So creamy, buttery and amazing on just about anything. Try it today :)

PS- dip a few strawberries into this for a yummy and healthy Valentine’s Day treat! Mmm….

Cocoa Hazelnut Butter

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups toasted hazelnuts
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup olive oil
splash of water {optional}

Directions:

Place all ingredients into food processor or blender and blitz until smooth. Add more olive oil or water as needed to smooth. Spread onto bread, dip fruit in or eat with a spoon. Store in air tight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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10 Responses to “Cocoa Hazelnut Butter”

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    Ashton — February 14, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Loks seriously delicious!! And it’s totally healthy, so I don’t see anything wrong with eating it with a spoon ;) Pinned!

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    Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel — February 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

    It IS a new event… they said this is the first year! So crazy but so awesome!

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    Amanda — February 14, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Slopestyle is new to the Olympics, I love it. You’ve got to see the next winter X-Games to see more of it, no need to wait another 4 years!

    This butter sounds amazing! I can just imagine it now :)

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — February 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I don’t really like Nutella, but I’m seriously intrigued by this homemade version! It looks so much better!!

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    Goreti — February 15, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I’m so going to try this. Yummm

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — February 15, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I love how simple this spread it – I need to get on the homemade “nutella” train asap. And slopestyle…I love it, but would hate to see any of my kids decide that was their calling :P

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 15, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    The slope style has been so much fun to watch, but my favorite dude is the one who wears the obnoxiously large clothes. When he fell and his pants were totally off, I just about died laughing!

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    Karly — February 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    And, now I’m obsessed. I’ve made homemade peanut butter and homemade Biscoff, but homemade healthier Nutella? Must make.

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    Cathi — December 2, 2014 at 3:37 am

    i have not made this yet, but was wondering if you had tried coconut oil? I’m thinking the base flavour might be even better with that instead of olive oil. It may change the texture, of course.

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    Heather — December 5, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Girl… this looks soooo good! I know this is about to become my new favorite snack! Love your blog!

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