What child doesn’t like Nutella? Chocolatey nutty goodness that apparently contains 2 hazelnuts in each serving. Healthy right? Wrong. A serving of Nutella also contains palm oil (the palm oil industry are responsible for the deforestation of the orangutan’s natural habit), and as much sugar as two chocolate biscuits! Not the ideal breakfast. So, I thought I’d have a go at making a healthier (and more frugal) version.
Melt 50g dark chocolate with 50g of butter (coconut oil would be even better if you can stretch the budget). Blend 150g of de-skinned peanuts (or any nuts would do) for about 5-10 minutes until they turn into a paste. If you want a richer flavour you could toast the nuts first. Add the nut paste to the runny chocolate mixture and taste. If you want it sweeter you could add a teaspoon of honey, agave or maple syrup. It’s certainly a hit in our household!
150g peanuts = 75p
50g dark chocolate = 15p
50g butter = 20p
Total = £1 for 250g
(Nutella costs £135 for a 200g jar)