Not Your Average Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Serves 15

15 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on October 30, 2015 , categorized in Dessert, Snacks

Your mission: Find Vega Sport Performance Protein. Buy Vega Sport Performance Protein. Use Vega Sport Performance Protein to make this plant-based chocolate hazelnut spread.

Share with your friends? Optional.


  • 3 cups unsalted hazelnuts, roasted
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3-4 Tbsp hazelnut or olive oil
  • 1 serving Chocolate Vega Sport® Performance Protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spread hazelnuts over an 8X8 baking sheet and roast for 8-10 min.

  2. Set aside and let cook completely. Once cooled remove as much of the skins as possible by rubbing with a towel or paper towel.

  3. Add hazelnuts to food processor (a high powered blender will work too) and process into a fine powder.

  4. Add sea salt, vanilla, maple syrup and oil to the food processor and blend until it’s the creamy, spreadable consistency you want. Start with the smaller amount of maple syrup (2 tablespoons) and oil (3 tablespoons) and add more as needed. This will take some time so breathe and let it blend. Scape sides as required.

  5. Once you’ve reached your desired consistency add Vega Sport Performance Protein and blend until creamy.

  6. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve (I prefer to store in the fridge).

  7. Spread it on toast, add it to smoothies, top protein pancake, or (my favorite way) eat it with a spoon.

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!