I'll be honest here, I've never been the world's biggest fan of Nutella, with the exception of when I went to France and had it on crepes. I always found it sickly sweet and overpowering, although I knew the tastes of chocolate and hazelnut went so well together, because those are the two main ingredients of my favourite chocolate, Bacis. After seeing a few posts about raw vegan Nutella, I decided to throw some hazelnuts into a food processor, and here's the result- a gloriously rich and decadent chocolate spread, which is totally raw and vegan.
You will need:
1 cup raw hazelnuts
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of almond milk or other non dairy milk
Put the hazelnuts into your food processor and process for 5-10 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl, until it becomes a thick paste. Add the remaining ingredients and process for 5 minutes more, until the hazelnut butter becomes slightly runny. Because of the addition of the non dairy milk, you'll need to store it in the fridge to keep it fresh