Did you know that Nutella contains 54g sugar/100g? To put that in perspective, Coke has 11g/100g and we know how crap Coke is for us. How then, is Nutella “a nutritious breakfast food”? How about a packet of party mix lollies, some fairy floss and a 2L Fanta for breakfast too?!? I’m not saying it isn’t delicious, it is, but it is NOT good for you! Here’s a much better version, without all the sugar. You can sweeten it with a tablespoon or so of maple syrup or agave if you prefer that to stevia.
200g shredded coconut
200g roasted hazlenuts
2 tbs raw cacao
1 tbs cinnamon
Pinch stevia (optional)
In your food processor blend the coconut until it starts to form a paste. Add the hazlenuts and continue to blend until it all comes together like the consistency of nut-butter. Add cacao, cinnamon & stevia and blend for about another minute. Done! I spread mine on my protein muffins, pancakes or pour into a dish, allow to set in the fridge and you have Not-Nutella Bark!
Here’s the spread
And some Not-Nutella Bark2
So, just to be sure, you used unsweetened chopped coconut, right? How did you do the not-nutella bark. I must add this to my favorites and try it out. I love Nutella, but I did figure out it is not good for you. Everyone thinks since it’s made with skim milk, oh it must be okay, not so! Do you think this could be put into a jar and given as a gift at Christmas time? Thanks from thewhitedish!
Thanks for checking out the blog @thewhitedish! Yes I used unsweetened, preservative free shredded coconut, made the ‘not nutella’ then just poured it into a baking paper lined container or dish and popped it in the fridge or freezer until it’s set. Then just chop it up and you have your bark. I also keep a jar in the cupboard. You could definitely do that and use it as gifts. That is a wonderful thought. Hope that helps?
Yes! thank you!
Yummmmmmmmmm,…What more can I say?
Thanks @sophie33…. I am beginning to think you are as fond of chocolate as I am 😉
Just double checking on the coconut. I used shredded coconut I bought from the bulk section of my health food shop and I blended and blended, but it did not go paste like at all. It just ended up like desiccated coconut, so I just put it back into the container in the pantry.
Is this the right sort of coconut or do I have to buy fresh coconut. Would appreciate your help as this recipe looks divine and I really want to start making my own nut butters rather then buying them.
Oh, also, do you just store in the cupboard and how long can you store for?
Hi LisaQ, the coconut you are using is fine, I just use shredded too. It sounds like with this one you stopped too soon. The coconut butter normally takes a bit longer than a nut butter and depends on how strong your food processor is. I usually keep this and my nut butter in the cupboard as the coconut will go really hard in the fridge. As long as it is in an airtight jar it should easily keep for a couple of months though it never lasts that long in our house 🙂 Hope that helps?
Thanks for that. I will give it another whirl (ha, ha) today. Yes, nut butters is a bit of an addiction for me. LOOOOOOVE then, that is why I want to make my own with variations. Will let you know how I go.