Want a virtuous alternative to chocolate hazelnut spread? Tahini-tella is made with dark chocolate and tahini and makes morning toast into a no-guilt treat! I love to spread this on sourdough toast, then top with sliced banana and a sprinkling of cinnamon and sesame seeds.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chocolate and olive oil in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

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  • Combine tahini, honey, and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in melted chocolate mixture until smooth and well combined. Refrigerate spread until set and spreadable, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

165 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 10.7g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 0.2mg; sodium 15.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2018
Based on the video, it appeared that the spread was too runny, so I slightly increased the chocolate and decreased the olive oil. Wrong decision — it was yummy but too thick after I refrigerated it. Next time (and there WILL be a next time) I will use the original ratios. I made two small additions that I will repeat. I added a sprinkling of nutmeg, which added a subtle depth but really wasn’t recognized as nutmeg. Also I added a teaspoon or so of quality vanilla. I immediately noticed that the spread tasted a notch more like Nutella. Overall, this will not fool anyone who is expecting Nutella, but if you like the flavor of tahini, this is scrumptious! It certainly disappears as quickly as Nutella! And it’s easier than advertised — it took me only 5-10 minutes to make it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2018
Based on the video, it appeared that the spread was too runny, so I slightly increased the chocolate and decreased the olive oil. Wrong decision — it was yummy but too thick after I refrigerated it. Next time (and there WILL be a next time) I will use the original ratios. I made two small additions that I will repeat. I added a sprinkling of nutmeg, which added a subtle depth but really wasn’t recognized as nutmeg. Also I added a teaspoon or so of quality vanilla. I immediately noticed that the spread tasted a notch more like Nutella. Overall, this will not fool anyone who is expecting Nutella, but if you like the flavor of tahini, this is scrumptious! It certainly disappears as quickly as Nutella! And it’s easier than advertised — it took me only 5-10 minutes to make it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2019
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2020
LOVE! My husband dropped a jar of tahini on the counter the lid broke and half the contents flew all over what a mess. I wanted to salvage the rest of it and thankfully found this fantastic recipe. It turned into a happy accident. I will make this a lot! I didn't use any olive oil since my favorite Ziyad brand tahini is already runny and doesn't need refrigeration. I also added 1/2 tsp vanilla. Thank you Diana!! Read More
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