Raw Cacao and Roasted Hazelnut Butter
- This recipe will make about 1 cup of spread.
- 2 cups hazelnuts
- 2 and 1/2 Tablespoons raw cacao powder (Regular Cocoa Powder works too but I highly suggest using raw cacao powder because it’s delicious)
- stevia drops or honey to taste I recommend stevia so you can have it more often (I used 20 Drops of Sweetleaf SteviaClear)
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place hazelnuts on parchment lined rimmed baking sheet and bake in oven at 375 for 13-15 minutes, shaking occasionally to make sure they don’t burn.
Remove hazelnuts from the oven and place in a dishtowel and rub together vigorously until most of the skins have come off. (some wont come off)
Place hazelnuts in food processor and pulse until you begin the hazelnuts are coarsely chopped.
Process until smooth, stopping occasionally and making sure your food processor isn’t on fire. (It will get smooth I promise just keep processing and scraping down the sides every so often)
Once smooth add stevia, vanilla and raw cacao powder and process until fully incorporated. (Start with a few pulses to make sure you don’t create a huge plume of cacao powder smoke so that you actually get that cacao powder in there)
Pour mixture into container and store in the refrigerator. (I used miniature mason jars for these and they look great and make a perfect gift)