Yesterday at the market I stumbled in a jar of organic cashew nuts butter. Curious as I am about anything related to food, I bought it and when I tasted it I was surprised by the sweet flavor and by the smooth consistency of the nuts’ paste. They say that creative thinking has an incubation time and that we often come out with smart ideas after we slept over it. Well… this morning I looked again at the jar and… EUREKA! I knew at once what I would have done with the cashew nuts butter.
You surely do not know cause I kept it for myself, but I have been looking for years for a way to make nutella at home. Something that would have satisfied my chocaholic attitude and that would have felt healthy enough to spread on my daughter’s bread. I read dozens of different recipes to make nutella and I tried a few but nothing even came close. Some of the recipes were also pretty difficult and ended in a total flop. The problem is that you can never make hazelnuts totally smooth, like in store-bought nutella. But cashew nuts are another story.
This “nutella” was a total winner. Perfectly smooth, wonderfully chocolaty, and it takes 1 minute, no joking, to make.
- 1/2 cup cashew nuts butter
- 1/2 and 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1/2 and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 and 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients together with a fork.
Add the oil little by little until the perfect creamy consistency is reached.
Here you go… home-made nutella with all the pleasure and not much of the guilty feeling
The foolproof recipe