Strawberry Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
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Serves: 20
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 4 T cacao powder
  • 3 T maple syrup
  • 3 T coconut oil (melted but not hot)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ⅛ t sea salt
  • 1 cup hulled and sliced strawberries = ¼ cup reduction
Instructions
  1. You may want to do the strawberry reduction part ahead of time to let it cool. Begin by prepping your strawberries. Hull them, and slice them. Then, puree them ( I pureed them using an immersion blender, right in the pot I used to reduce them). You could also use a magic bullet.
  2. Reduce the strawberries: bring to a simmer, and continue to simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. In a food processor or vitamix (I used the dry container for the vitamix), grind your hazelnuts until they are quite fine.
  4. Add all other ingredients except the strawberry reduction (wait until the reduction is cool). Measure your reduction before you add it (you don't want to add too much liquid if it hasn't reduced yet).
  5. Blend everything until it's nice and smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl a couple of time.
  6. Enjoy!
Recipe by Shockingly Healthy at http://shockinglyhealthy.com/uncategorized/strawberry-chocolate-hazelnut-spread/