Chocolate hazelnut spread, it’s delicious! But mainstream options contain nuts and milk, neither of which work for our food allergy house.
Since I’m not the one with the allergies, I have been known to sneak a yummy Justin’s nut butter pouch when I can. The ingredients are decent and natural, and it makes a delicious snack for mom.
But this still wasn’t solving the problem of not having yummy chocolate spreads for my boys. That’s when I decided to take matters into my own hands, and just make them some! In hindsight, I should have done this a looooooong time ago because my kids love it. Apple dip? Amazing!
And you can’t get much easier and cost effective than this. Even those who can eat the store-bought spreads should consider making this at home…these spreads can be quite expensive otherwise.
All this takes is a handful of ingredients, mixed together. This can be made safe for several allergies. Use nut butter like almond, sunflower seed butter, or peanut butter depending on your needs. We use unsweetened peanut butter.
It makes me happy that I can control the sugar content on this, that I can use my favorite natural ingredients, and that this is a nice, filling, protein treat for my kids.
Dairy-Free Chocolate Spread
1/4 cup peanut, nut, or seed butter of your choice (unsweetened)
2-3 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
Mix ingredients together with a spoon and spread on apples, bananas, toast, bread, etc. Store extra in an airtight container.
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