Nut-Free “Nutella” Spread Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Nut-Free “Nutella” Spread

Nut-Free “Nutella” Spread

This luscious chocolate spread is made with sunflower seeds instead of hazelnuts to sidestep allergy hazards in gift-giving. Store in sealed jars at room temperature to preserve the spread's glisteningly smooth texture.

  • 2Servings


  • 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 8 oz. semisweet or milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs. sugar, optional
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract


1  Preheat oven to 350˚F. 

2  Spread sunflower seeds on baking sheet. Roast 7 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant. Cool 10 minutes, or until easy to handle.

3  Meanwhile, melt together chocolate and coconut oil in double boiler or microwave on low power. Set aside.

4  Blend warm sunflower seeds, sugar (if using), and salt in high-speed blender until a thick, smooth paste forms. Add chocolate mixture and vanilla, and blend until smooth. Transfer to jars, and cool. Store at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: per 1-tbs serving
  • Calories: 94
  • Carbohydrate Content: 6 g
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 16 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g