Chocolate Spread

Here’s a recipe for a healthy chocolate spread which has evolved from my Cocoa Bar recipe. Nutella is the most well known chocolate spread, but did you know that as well as hazelnuts and milk, the main ingredients are sugar and palm oil? One tablespoon has 100kcal and 11g sugar (that’s more than 2 teaspoons of sugar per tablespoon i.e. it’s 75%  sugar).

In this recipe I use cocoa powder, ground almonds, almond milk (or any milk!) and honey for sweetness.

Nutella 1 tablespoon: 100kcal, 11g sugar

Homemade Chocolate Spread: 30kcal, 2g sugarPhoto on 02-10-2013 at 09.58


1/2 cup ground almonds

1/4 cup cocoa powder sieved

1/4 cup milk

Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder

2 teaspoons honey

Ground Almonds

Ground Almonds

Just mix all of the ingredients together. Have a taste, if you want it a bit sweeter, add a little extra honey!

Delicious spread on toast, or try mixed in some plain yogurt with a sliced banana!

This should keep for up to 5 days in the fridge. It depends really on the milk you have used eg. cow’s milk should be used within 3 days of opening the bottle, while Alpro Almond Milk should be used within 5 days of opening.


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