I created this healthy, high-protein version of my favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread as a post-workout treat, a bedtime snack, or just to keep my muscles fed. Store in refrigerator for up to three days.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spread hazelnuts onto a baking sheet.

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  • Toast hazelnuts in the preheated oven until golden and fragrant, 7 to 12 minutes. Cool nuts completely.

  • Process ricotta cheese, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, stevia, vanilla protein powder, and vanilla extract in a food processor until smooth.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute agave nectar for the stevia. You can substitute chocolate whey protein powder for the vanilla protein powder.

Nutrition Facts

459 calories; protein 30g 60% DV; carbohydrates 26.2g 9% DV; fat 31.7g 49% DV; cholesterol 41.3mg 14% DV; sodium 208.8mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2016
I thought this was tasty. This was my first time trying Stevia and it does have a bit of a different taste that wasnt my favorite.. Next time I make this I will try it with agave as a suggested alternative. The protein powder taste for me was good but if you dont like the texture or taste of protein powder you may not like this. It isnt the same texture as a traditional chocolate pudding so dont expect that Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2015
I liked it but I had to use sugar instead of the stevia because I can't handle the taste. The flavor of the hazelnuts was nice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2015
I liked it but I had to use sugar instead of the stevia because I can't handle the taste. The flavor of the hazelnuts was nice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2016
I thought this was tasty. This was my first time trying Stevia and it does have a bit of a different taste that wasnt my favorite.. Next time I make this I will try it with agave as a suggested alternative. The protein powder taste for me was good but if you dont like the texture or taste of protein powder you may not like this. It isnt the same texture as a traditional chocolate pudding so dont expect that Read More