Nutella…

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This recipe attracted me right away because my kids love eating nutella! I was a little curious about what ingredients are actually in a bottle of nutella…is it healthy or isn’t it? Turns out, it’s a little bit of both!
You need the following ingredients…
2 cups of hazelnuts

1cup chocolate chips.

2 tbsp oil.

3tbsp icing sugar.

2 tbsp cocoa powder.

1/2 tsp vanilla.

1/2 tsp salt.

Here are what the packages of hazelnuts look like…

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Start by roasting the hazelnuts in an oven at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.

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Then, while the hazelnuts are still warm, put them into a towel or cloth…

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And rub them inside the towel to remove the skin…cool trick eh?

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Once you have removed as much of the skin as you can, put the hazelnuts into the food processor for a few minutes.

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The next step is to melt the chocolate.

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Then, add the melted chocolate to the hazelnuts, along with all of the other ingredients, and blend at the highest setting.

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At this point, I wasn’t happy with the consistency. It was very gritty. You can even see it in the photo. So I poured it into the blender, and blended it for a few minutes.

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The result was much better, as you can see here…

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Overall, I was very pleased with the taste! I really like the fact that I know every ingredient. It is also amazing on homemade waffles! I recently bought a waffle maker, so we have been eating quite a bit of waffles lately…here is the recipe I have been using, except I have been trying to substitute whole wheat flower…

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I will definitely make the nutella spread again, especially because I bought the hazelnuts at Costco, so I have enough left over to make another 10 jars! I also found another delicious sounding recipe to make nutella wraps using egg roll wraps, and bananas… Mmmmmmm…

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