Chocolate Spread, Anyone?

Ok, so let’s start by being honest, this is chocolate spread but not as you know it.  All the best things in life are home made, especially when it comes to food. You don’t have to be a domestic god/goddess to appreciate this. The reason that homemade always wins is simple, if it’s homemade you can control what goes into it.

Hazelnuts are rich in unsaturated fats, high in magnesium, calcium and vitamins B and E. They are good for your heart, help reduce the risk of cancer, and aid in muscle, skin, bone, joint and digestive health.

Cacao Nibs contain unique phytonutrients, high amounts of sulphur and magnesium which are beneficial to you aiding in achieving and staying in a great mood. They also help your body to maintain alertness and focus. Cacao nibs have more antioxidant activity than tea, wine, blueberries and even goji berries!

This Nutritious Nut Butter is easy to make and you will be happy you tried it!


  • 375g Hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut, MCT or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Pinch sea or Himalayan pink salt
  • 60g Cacao Nibs
  • 200ml full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp stevia or 1-2 tbsp erythritol or rice malt syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Place the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 6-8 minutes until the care golden. 
  3. Put the nuts of a tea towel and rub the skin off (this prevents the bitter taste)
  4. Then put the nuts into a high speed blender food processor, add the vanilla extract, oil, sea salt and cacao powder. Keep blending while you add the coconut milk to create a thick paste.
  5. Sweetened with stevia, though do this carefully and slowly as you may find that you don’t require as much stevia as in the recipe.


Stay Connected

Subscribe to receive delicious seasonal recipes, health advice and the latest updates!

You can opt out at any time. We respect your privacy.

To make life easy I'll email you my free guide.

Pop your email address in here and then, as if by magic, it will appear in your inbox.

Hi there! I'm so happy you are here. Sorry to be a pain but I have to let you know that we use cookies on this Website, no not the kind you can eat (sadly) but the kind that optimise your experience. By continuing to use this site and services, you agree to Alison Wells Nutrition Cookie Policy. Happy reading!

You can always call me:

Have questions?

I bet you do, so I'll try my best to answer them as soon as I can. Pop everything into this form and I'll get back to you.

You can always call me: