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!
Roasted Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
- 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.