Chocolate Almond Spread {Knock-off Nutella}

Chocolate Almond Spread

My kids LOVE Nutella or Trader Joe’s Chocolate Almond Spread for the taste!

I LOVE Nutella because I can jazz up a Whole Wheat English Muffin or some WW mini bagels with a thin swipe and get the kiddos to eat some healthier carbs. Oh, and I love the taste too:)

Only problem?  Its pretty pricy in my opinion running about $4/jar (small) around here.

I researched homemade recipes and found this GREAT recipe from Lori at Recipe Girl.

I tweaked her recipe in order to:

  • Make a smaller quantity – we do not go through large quantities in a two week period.
  • Use ingredients I always have on hand (aka – things I tend to buy in bulk quantities!)
  • Use as little sweetener/ingredients as possible.  I’m just cheap like that!

Homemade Chocolate Almond Spread RecipeThis makes one small jar – just perfect for us over a two week period.  It can harden up a bit – a few seconds in the microwave or set in a hot water bath “loosens” it up for easy spread-ability.

The kids L-O-V-E it.  Or, as Miss Silly told me when I asked if it was as good as the store-bought stuff:

“It’s even GOODER!!”

I tried to get photos of the kids tasting it.  Little Man was enjoying it until I said no more.  THEN I got this…

Nutella & Little Man

Thanks for taking a look!  As always, let me know if you give it a try.

UPDATE:  If you printed the recipe earlier today (3/10/13) a key step (i.e. melting the chocolate chips) was missing.  SORRY! (soembarrassed!)

Blue Skies & Blessings, Lindsey

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