This is the healthier alternative to Nutella or similar products. I’ve made this as a present for my best friend, who is absolutely Nutella addicted. And who mostly has a bad conscience about it when she realizes that she finished yet another glass of it in less than a week by herself.
Personally, I cannot really understand that. I don’t like Nutella, never did, I am normally not a chocolate person. But for her, I decided to try making a kind of healthier chocolate spread, see if she feels better about herself when eating that. She didn’t really: she finished this glass in only two days……
I like this spread too. Our jar was also gone in about a week or so…….
Serves: 2 small jars
- 120 g/ 4.2 oz dark chocolate, 70% cocoa
- 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil
- 375 g/ 1 ½ cups peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- sweetener to choice and to taste ( I used xylit)
- a pinch of salt
- I used my homemade peanut butter, which has a bit of salt in it but is unsweetened.
- Chop the chocolate roughly and place it in a metallic bowl. Find a pan that fits this bowl, fill with some water, taking care that the water will not touch the bowl. Fit the bowl on top of the pan, bring the water to a boil and let the chocolate melt while stirring from time to time. Don't let the water start boiling, if it does, turn off the heat and stir the chocolate until completely melted. Add the coconut oil and stir until incorporated.
- Mix everything with the peanut butter, vanilla extract, salt and sweetener to taste. If you use sugar, than please take powdered sugar, otherwise you'll feel the sugar grains between your teeth when eating the spread. Mix very thoroughly. Pour everything in a jar. Don't place the jar in the fridge or the mixture will harden and it won't be spreadable anymore.
- If you have a sweeter tooth than mine, you could use plain chocolate instead of the dark and take more sugar.