⚕️ » Dr. Igor’s Vegan Dark Chocolate Hemp Heart Hazelnut Spread Recipe

Nutella, your time has come, step aside! A wholesome vegan version has entered the building! This delicious hemp heart hazelnut, dark chocolate spread will be your new favorite thing on toast, rice cakes, ice cream, fruit…the possibilities are endless. Read on for this simple, easy to prepare sweet treat that will become a staple in your fridge. 

This recipe takes wholesome to the next level, through both flavor and ingredients. Made with roasted hazelnuts, hemp hearts, cocoa powder, agave nectar and a dash of almond milk – this chocolate spread is not only tasty, but heart-healthy as well. With zero refined sugar and nutritious base ingredients like coconut oil and cholesterol-friendly hemp hearts, you can add this spread to anything guilt free. Ready in just ten minutes and easily stored in the fridge, let’s getting to mixing up your new favorite spread – Vegan Dark Chocolate Hemp Heart Spread Recipe. 

Vegan Dark Chocolate Hemp Heart Spread

Dr. igor’s vegan dark chocolate hemp heart hazelnut spread recipe

Ready in 10 minutes

Makes 3-½ cups

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dairy free dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, roasted, no skins
  • 1 cup hemp hearts
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons macadamia / almond milk

Preparation

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate and coconut oil and microwave the mixture for a minute or until melted.
  2. Place the hazelnuts and hemp hearts in a food processor and run it for a minute or until the mixture is not as coarse. Add the chocolate mixture and let it run again for a minute. Add the agave, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt and nut milk, process for about another minute, stopping every 10 seconds to scrape down the sides to ensure everything is combined, and stop when the spread is really smooth.
  3. Transfer the spread into a medium sized mason jar, let it cool on the counter to room temperature uncovered for 30 minutes before topping it with a lid and storing it in the fridge.

Tips

  • This will last up to 4 weeks if stored property in the refrigerator.
  • Serve on a slice of multigrain toast, on apple slices or enjoy a low-carb snack by dipping celery sticks into the chocolatey spread! (Omit the agave and make sure to use sugar-free chocolate fo a keto spread)

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A is a clinician-scientist and ophthalmic surgeon. Before attending Chicago Medical School, he worked as a Research Scientist in a Healthspan Pharmacology Laboratory at University of California, Irvine focused on investigating the impact of botanical extracts and dietary supplements that can slow the aging process and add healthy years to human life. He has served as a clinical/scientific consultant to multiple stage companies focused on developing interventions for age-related diseases.

Dr. Igor started to learn about CBD through his research as well as from patient experiences and has since become an advocate for their efficacy. He teamed up with long-time activist Richard Cowan to co-create CBD Seniors in 2020.

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Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A is a clinician-scientist and ophthalmic surgeon. Before attending Chicago Medical School, he worked as a Research Scientist in a Healthspan Pharmacology Laboratory at University of California, Irvine focused on investigating the impact of botanical extracts and...