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! Jump to Recipe
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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
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?! So many ideas!
So many keto BARK recipes!
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 😉
But there’s something very special about THIS bark: HAZELNUT. Oh my goodness, the hazelnut chocolate flavor is just INCREDIBLE.
And here’s the best news: there’s less than ONE CARB per piece!! So go ahead and enjoy a piece or two, friend 😉
Easy! Just 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.
Where to find hazelnuts
I found my hazelnuts at Aldi (but they no longer carry them regularly). I have also gotten them at Sprouts. But if your grocery store doesn’t carry hazelnuts (which many do not any more), Amazon to the rescue!
And even BETTER, I just saw that you can buy them pre-roasted, AND blanched (which means NO skins!) This is a major time-saver.
Now you can skip the entire first step of roasting and removing the skins from your hazelnuts. That’s a good 15-20 minutes saved. Hallelujah!
How to store bark
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!
This is made with coconut oil, so it will melt if left out at room temp.
If you make this recipe, I wanna hear what you think! Comment below!
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 Sweet Leaf vanilla creme 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!
This is the best I have tasted! My favourite keto treat to keep in the freezer, thanks for sharing!
Yay! So glad to hear that You are welcome!
Should the hazelnuts be blended in hazelnut butter or just grounded hazelnuts?
Yes blended 🙂 And you can leave some whole or chopped to sprinkle on top
I want to make these, but since I’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!
Sorry I don’t have macros for every recipe. I just plug the recipe into https://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe_parser for a quick calculation.
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.
Yes! They are interchangeable