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Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Hazelnuts and Chocolate are a wonderful combination. Nutella figured that one out years ago. My friend, Jessica made a request that I make a raw food recipe that contains hazelnuts and chocolate. This mousse was the perfect thing. By substituting almond milk and almond butter with hazelnut milk and hazelnut butter, the flavors balance beautifully. Everyone, raw or non raw will love this mousse.



Made with cacao, avocados and hazelnuts, it is nutritious, and full of minerals, vitamins and powerful nutrients.





Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Hazelnut Milk

  • 1 cup Hazelnuts (soaked for 3 hours)
  • 3 cups Water
  1. Place hazelnuts and water in blender (I used a vitamix). Blend very well. Strain through nutmilk bag.

Hazelnut Butter

  • 2 cups Hazelnuts (not soaked, dry)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  1. Follow instructions for almond butter here: Almond Butter. Hazelnut butter takes longer and you will want to add a little olive oil towards the end of processing.


  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/2 cup Hazelnut Butter
  • 1 cup Hazelnut Milk
  • 3/4 cup Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 cup Agave Nectar
  1. Place all ingredients in food processor. Process until very smooth. Refrigerate before serving. Top with grated hazelnuts if desired.
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  1. kate wrote on October 29, 2014

    This would probably come out smoother if done in the Vitamix….yes??

  2. Lindasagrantzstephens wrote on January 8, 2014

    Looks so delicious can’t wait to try this!!!!

  3. Helge wrote on May 2, 2012

    Hey Susan!

    I’m gonna try some of your recipes soon. Will be starting up a new cafeteria with some nice raw alternatives on the menu!
    But one thing I was wondering: When you make hazelnut milk, for example – what do you do with the hazelnut solids after you strain off the milk? I’d guess they can be used for a lot of stuff, but I’m just curious about what you would recommend… 😉


  4. mary wrote on April 25, 2012

    delicius! sorry, what’s the meaning of C?

  5. lisbet wrote on March 1, 2012

    Turned out fabulous! But, lacking a food processor for now if I ever try to make hazlenut butter in my Blendtec ever again, shoot me.

    I bought hazelnut milk at the store because I like shortcuts. I’d buy hazelnut butter rather than use my Blendtec in the future, but I should probably just replace the food processor that broke on me months back.

  6. Laura wrote on December 28, 2011

    Would it be the same if I were to use raw honey instead of agave?

    • Susan wrote on December 28, 2011

      I haven’t made it with will have to experiment for taste. Cheers!

  7. Erin wrote on July 19, 2011

    Do you remove the hazelnut skins first? If so, how? Every suggestion I’ve seen involves roasting or boiling them. Thanks!

    • Susan wrote on July 19, 2011

      I do not remove the hazel nut skins. :-)

  8. finola wrote on May 27, 2011

    This looks gorgeous, just wondering though, could I use cocoa powder instead? I’m trying to use up things in the pantry before I move out so I don’t want to have to buy something different!

    • Susan wrote on May 27, 2011

      Yes you can use coco powder but just know that it isn’t raw.

  9. J Parkka wrote on April 19, 2011

    along with everyone else, i adore your blog.

    ps. you totes have clubbed thumbs!

  10. Chris wrote on December 22, 2010

    WOW! That looks FREAKING amazing! Thanks for sharing, Susan!


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