Homemade Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread- by Giada Delaurentiis
Here is what you need:
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (3 ounces)
- 3/4 cup skinned hazelnuts, toasted (about 4 ounces)
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, such as Eagle Brand
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- *Giada's recipe calls for toasted baguette slices, sliced fruit, such as apples, pears, pineapple and/or bananas. (I am not using these right now.) I am trying mine on regular sandwich bread for my son.
Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl and place over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Cool to room temperature.
Grind the nuts in a food processor until pasty (the nuts will be stuck to the sides of work bowl), 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the condensed milk, honey and salt. Blend well, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add the cooled chocolate and pulse until combined. Transfer the spread to a small bowl.Serve with the toasts and sliced fruit.
I made the spread. It tastes great. I like it better than other homemade spreads because it is not as sweet. : )