This delicious recipe comes from my good friend, Jed. Not only does it taste better than Nutella, it’s 30% lower in calories, 25% higher in protein, and has only a fraction of the sugar. If it’s not quite sweet enough for you, add a bit more sweetener or decrease the cocoa powder slightly. If you like a little heat, add a pinch of ground ginger or cayenne pepper. For a mocha variation, add 1/2 teaspoon of espresso granules.
- 1/2 cup cashew butter, unsalted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir with wooden spoon until well mixed and creamy. Store in the fridge. Makes about 1 cup.
Originally published at QuickandDirtyTips.com