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Fake Nutella - A Recipe for Chocolate Nut Butter


A Substitute for Nutella

A Substitute for Nutella


Try this sweet spread on your German bread instead of jam or nougat cream. Fun to eat and fun to make, it freezes well, too. Just form it into a roll like cookie dough for a quick pick-me up snack.

Makes 1 cup of breakfast spread.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2-3 T. hot water
  • 2/3 c. chopped dates or date sugar
  • 1/3 c. raw, whole almonds
  • 2 T. cocoa nibs, toasted or 2 T. Dutch cocoa powder
  • 2 T. raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 T. butter (optional)


Pour the hot water over the dates and let sit for 15 minutes to soften. Place all ingredients in a food processor and mix until desired consistency, scraping down the sides often. Add a little more water, if necessary. It will be easier to get a smooth spread if you use date sugar which is, however, hard to find.

Melt butter and mix into spread, if desired.

Spread on bread. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.

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