Homemade Chestnut-Chocolate Spread
To roast fresh chestnuts, cut an X on the flat side of each chestnut using a sharp paring knife. Make sure the blade cuts the shell and into the skin. Place chestnuts cut-side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until shells opens up a little and recede, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool chestnuts until easily handled, then peel.