Day 4 – Choco spread

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Today’s post is another recipe. It’s day 4 into the New Year and you’re probably struggling now with your sweet tooth reminding you that you haven’t had anything ‘naughty’ for a whole week already!!

So a nice easy recipe for you today is my choco spread. Now strangely, I don’t like chocolate of any kind but I do make a killer chocolate flavoured recipe that seems to go down a treat.

This recipe is nut based so the feedback I’ve had is that it tastes like the inside of a Ferrero Rocher so give it a try!! The spread can be had on pancakes, crackers or used in recipes for cookies to make them chocolatey too.

Ingredients
270g Hazelnuts
170ml Maple Syrup
110ml Water
3 heaped tablespoons of Cacao Powder
2 tablespoons of Coconut Milk

Lay the hazelnuts out on a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 10 minutes, then take them out and let them cool.

Once they’ve cooled, throw the hazelnuts and cacao powder in a blender and whizz up until it’s as fine as you can get it. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again until nice and smooth.

From this point it’s down to personal preference. If you want it sweeter, add small amounts of maple syrup in, if you want it more chocolatey, add a bit more cacao, if you want it more runny then add a bit more coconut milk. Just remember to add small amounts, blend and taste as you can’t take it out once it’s in the mix!!

Enjoy and let me know what you have it with!

Ciao for now x

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