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!
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 🙂
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!)
But there’s something very special about THIS bark: HAZELNUT. Oh my goodness, the hazelnut chocolate flavor is just INCREDIBLE.
Blend, baby, BLEND
Spread it out on parchment and sprinkle with more hazelnuts. Freeze it, slice it up, and enter hazelnut HEAVEN. This is seriously blissful stuff.
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
- 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
- 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!