These nutella bars are pretty much just a put together of two of my favourite recipes. A pretty genius combination... try them, you'll see!
For the base:
1 cup of cashew OR macadamia nuts
3 tbsp of sweetener (agave, maple, rice, coconut nectar)
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp of vanilla
For the nutella:
200-250g of Hazelnuts
2 tbsp of cacao powder
5 tbsp of sweetener (I used a mix of agave, honey and rice syrup)
2 tbsp of (warm/hot) water
A pinch of salt
1/2 tsp of vanilla (optional)
Preheat the oven to 170-180°
Put the hazelnuts on a tray and put in the oven for 10 minutes
In the meantime take all base ingredients, put into a food processor and blend until relatively smooth
Pour in the mixture in a lined tray (spread the mixture about 1 centimetre thick) and put in the freezer
Take out the hazelnuts, let cool for a bit, and then peel them (optional - I like to peel as many as i can, at least where it comes off easily)
Then put into a food processor and blend for about 5-7 minutes until smooth, then add in sweetener, cacao powder and salt and vanilla.
If it turns into a big ball of dough, add in the 2 tbsp of water and blend again - now it should be thick and creamy again
Take the base layer out of the freezer, then add the nutella layer on top (about a centimetre thick again)
Put back in the freezer, and store it there
E N J O Y !