How To Kick Your Snack Time Up A Notch

A huge THANK YOU to Moms Meet for sending me these products for free in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. 

Our Story

On our journey to a healthier and an ingredient conscious lifestyle I am constantly reading labels and on the hunt for better-for-you and green products. We’re slowly transitioning the products that we use and consume within our home. When we run out of a product, we replace it with one that is ethically sourced and contains honest ingredients. I can’t stress how important it is to me that I provide my family with only the best food and products.

With my husband having Type 1 Diabetes and other auto-immune diseases running in our families we avoid certain foods and definitely do not consume products with any additives, preservatives, and pesticides.

So when Moms Meet offered Once Again Nut Butter Amore Hazelnut Spread as a blogger review program I jumped at the opportunity and was thrilled when I was selected to participate!

Once Again Nut Butters

Once Again is a very special and unique company. Their founders shared a common belief in organic and sustainable farming. They’re an employee-owned company that “spreads integrity” and their logo comes from the adopted pet kits that were orphaned and living on the facility grounds. They fondly named one of those kits “Rocky”. The Once Again Family helped out the kits and later released them into the wild. To this day, Once Again is committed to donating their byproducts to local farmers and nature lovers who often feed Once Again Nut Butters to the wildlife.

Once Again holds a special place in my Mommy Book of Approval because they are certified organic, non-GMO, gluten free, and made with fair trade ingredients. These are some of the top things I look for before purchasing a new product.

hazelnut spread

I haven’t ever been a fan of Nutella. There’s just something about it that I simply couldn’t get myself to use it. You can imagine that I was probably a tad bit apprehensive to try a hazelnut spread but I have a rule to try everything at least once before claiming not to like it. Boy, was I more than pleasantly surprised!

We were gearing up to go camping for the first time for the season and figured it would be an ideal time to try out the spread. I always pack quick and healthy foods when we go camping (with the exception of smores) and knew that Once Again Amore Hazelnut Spread would pair perfectly with apples and even celery.

Talk about knock your socks off! The creamy spread was like a decadent dessert consuming my mouth. The best part was that I didn’t feel guilty eating such a delicious treat! This is one hazelnut spread that I can feel good about eating and giving to my three kiddos.

But the goodness didn’t stop there. Noooo… When we finished dinner later that evening and pulled out the things to make smores we realized that we forgot to pack the chocolate bars. To our dismay, we were quite disappointed. I mean, c’mon. What is camping without SMORES, am I right??

As I grudgingly cleaned up dinner and put things away in the trailer, I spotted the hazelnut spread I had used earlier in the day. Remembering its cocoa-y goodness I thought to myself, “It’s made with cocoa; why not spread it on the graham crackers and and use it in place of chocolate bars?”

Now lets stop and talk about the components of a traditional smore for just a minute. You have the crispy graham cracker, the warm gooey marshmallow, the the hard chocolate bar. We keep ours in the freezer or ice chest so they don’t melt in the heat. I find smores absolutely delectable but awfully difficult and very, very messy to eat.

But the spread! That’s just it! I spread it on top of that graham cracker so neatly that it stayed in place and made for an even yummier smore than I could have ever imagined! I was so engrossed in making smore after heavenly smore that I forgot to take pictures of our newfound treats.

However, when we returned from camping, my twins dove right into the hazelnut spread with apples for an after school treat. I even whipped up some gluten free and regular brownie bites using Once Again Amore Hazelnut Spread. Those did not last one day in our house!

You can find the recipe at the bottom of this blog post. 

If you’re looking for a delicious treat or healthier alternative to conventional hazelnut spreads, Once Again Amore Hazelnut Spread is your go-to product! I was disappointed to learn that there aren’t retailers near me who carry Once Again Hazelnut Spread but I found it online! You can find them here.

The Amore Hazelnut Spread is new this year but you can snag all kinds of delicious nut butters depending on what you’re in the mood for:

Hazelnut Brownie Bites

  • 1/2 cup Once Again Amore Hazelnut Spread
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of gluten free flour
  • 2 tablespoons of almond milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Mix hazelnut spread and milk together.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg.
  4. Add egg to the hazelnut and milk mixture.
  5. Slowly add in the flour while mixing together by hand until ingredients are blended well.
  6. Fill liners 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove and allow to cool completely before serving.

Makes 6 brownie bites

What are your favorite ways to eat hazelnut spread? I’d love to hear your  ideas! Please share and comment below.

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Cyber Monday Deals You Won’t Wanna Miss!

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