Healthy ‘Nutella’ Bark (Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo)

The classic hazelnut-chocolate flavor of Nutella (without any of the SUGAR or dairy!) in a crunchy munchy, low-carb bark. Just a few simple ingredients! Healthy 'Nutella' Bark (Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo) PrettyPies.com

Healthy Nutella?!

Oops, I did it again. I gave another yummy (but sugar-laden) food a HEALTHY MAKEOVER.

Did you know the *first* ingredient in Nutella is SUGAR! No wonder people love it. And they are tricked into thinking it’s a healthier choice by their advertising. Sure it has real hazelnuts and cocoa, but it’s got a LOT more than that. Don’t get me started on the deceptive practices of the food industry. Makes my blood boil, ha.

I’m a little obsessed with nutella flavor lately. Did you catch my recipe for “No-tella” Truffles? Omg they’re delish.

But I couldn’t leave out my low-carb/keto friends on the hazelnut fun! You’re gonna thank me after you taste this! lol

On my weekly trip to Aldi for groceries, a bag of chopped hazelnuts was calling my name from the shelf. I took them home and haven’t been able to stop dreaming of nutella since. I have a feeling that even more hazelnut recipes are in order! Ooooh, I bet a hazelnut PIE CRUST would be delish! Or what about cookies?! My brain is starting to crank out recipes. BRB, gotta write these down šŸ™‚

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Gimme all the BARK

Have you tried making low-carb bark yet? It’s seriously SO simple and SO delish! (And you’d never guess it’s sugar-free!)

So many of you guys LOVE my Peanut Butter Bark recipe! Did you know I also have a Cinnamon Praline Bark and Chocolate Almond Butter Bark. I LOVE THEM ALL. You’ve gotta try them. Yes, ALL of them šŸ˜‰

But there’s something very special about THIS bark: HAZELNUT. Oh my goodness, the hazelnut chocolate flavor is just INCREDIBLE.

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Blend, baby, BLEND

If you have a food processor or high speed blender, you’re in luck! All you do to make this bark is blend some roasted hazelnuts, cacao, coconut oil, & stevia.

Spread it out on parchment and sprinkle with more hazelnuts. Freeze it, slice it up, and enter hazelnut HEAVEN. This is seriously blissful stuff.

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Keep this bark stashed in your freezer for any time you need a delicious boost of good-for-you fats & protein in the form of HEALTHY Nutella!

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Healthy 'Nutella' Bark (Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo) PrettyPies.com

Healthy 'Nutella' Bark (Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo) PrettyPies.com

Irresistible hazelnut-chocolate flavor-- without any of the SUGAR or dairy! A healthy dose of Nutella in a crunchy munchy, low-carb bark!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups hazelnuts - divided
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 15 drops vanilla stevia - or monkfruit drops, to taste. See notes
  • Pinch of pink salt

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roast the hazelnuts on a baking sheet in the oven until golden and fragrant, about 10 minutes. (Optional, rub hazelnuts in a clean towel to remove skins.)
  • Add 1 cup of nuts to a food processor and blend smooth. Scrape down the sides and add remaining ingredients and blend again. Taste and adjust for sweetness.
  • Line a small baking sheet with parchment. Pour mixture on the pan and spread to about 1/8" thickness. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup hazelnuts.
  • Freeze for 30-45 minutes until solid. Cut into 1"x3" pieces. Enjoy!

Notes

What I used:
Food Processor
Stevia Drops
Raw Cacao Powder
Hazelnuts from Aldi
Coconut OilĀ You can sub palm oil or cacao butter.
To store: MUST be refrigerated, but preferably FROZEN. *Melts at room temp*
Sweetener options: stevia drops/extract, monkfruit drops/extract, powdered monkfruit/coconut sugar or swerve.
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6 comments

  1. Chrissie Schwab says:

    I want to make these, but since Iā€™m keeping track of all my numbers I was hoping there was nutritional facts posted with the bark recipe! Would have been simpler, but I can find it myself on each product. Still going to try this recipe!

  2. Samantha says:

    Hey! Do you think I can substitute the cacao powder for cocoa powder?
    I do have cacao nibs – maybe I can grind them up and make a powder?! Not sure.
    Thanks!

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