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Roasted Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

December 21, 2010

You had me at chocolate spread. That is what my boyfriend said when I told him my idea for this recipe. Holy moly, this spread is amazing. I had to stop myself from eating it all in one sitting. I even turned this recipe into cookies and crackers (which will be posted after the holidays). I hope everyone is having a wonderful December. I’m currently vacationing in Palm Springs and will be heading to Jackson Hole soon. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you all!


  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + 1/8 teaspoon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch nutmeg, preferably freshly grated
  • 1/4 tablespoon organic palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place hazelnuts in bowl. Mix spices together in separate bowl and pour over nuts. Pour oil over spice and nut mixture and mix with hands. Place mixture on cookie sheet and spread into an even layer. Roast for 8 minutes or until nuts are fragrant. When done, place nuts in food processor, along with extra oil drippings from pan.

Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 20-30 seconds. Just enough to soften chocolate. Chips will not be melted all the way. Pour chocolate over spiced nut mixture and pulse in food processor until it forms a paste.


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5 Comments leave one →
  1. thegfdigest permalink
    December 22, 2010 4:30 pm

    Just looking at that makes my mouth water. Considering my husband and I are both chocoholics we would definately have to use self control so we wouldn’t eat it all in one setting. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    • ATXglutenfree permalink*
      December 23, 2010 5:04 pm

      Oh man, the spread is so addicting and good. I love it. Let me know if you try it! It is great. Merry Christmas!

  2. December 23, 2010 1:59 pm

    Oh YUM! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you this year. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! xo Carol

    • ATXglutenfree permalink*
      December 23, 2010 5:03 pm

      Thank you Carol. It has been fun getting to know you as well. I just LOVE your blog. Hope you have a very merry Christmas as well! 🙂

  3. January 11, 2011 5:19 pm

    I’m Italian but I must confess that looks even better then Nutella.
    I have to make some of this the next time my grandson comes.
    Thank you for sharing.

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