Hazelnuts are delicious and versatile. Opt for this hazelnut spread over store bought brands while still enjoying the delicious, rich flavor.
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 0 min
Total time: 20 min
Makes 1 3/4 cup
Place the hazelnuts in a food processor or high-speed blender and blend for 1 minute. Stop to scrape the hopper and repeat until the hazelnuts are a paste. Add the sugar and blend again.
Add the cocoa powder, vanilla and salt. Blend until the paste is very thick but also smooth. Add the melted chocolate. This will warm the hazelnut paste and thin it out. Allow the paste to blend for 2-3 minutes and remove to strain through a sieve or store as is in an airtight jar.