Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) comes in a plastic jar, so I’ve always wanted to try and make it myself. I finally got around to it today and it tastes awesome. I think it might even be better than actual Nutella. After seeing what goes into this stuff, I don’t really understand how people can call it a healthy breakfast option. It’s kind of like saying that eating a chocolate bar with nuts is healthy because of the nuts. Regardless, it’s an awesome recipe and you should try it. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 2 cups hazelnuts (bulk)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (bulk)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (bulk)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla (glass bottle)
  • 3-5 tablespoons melted coconut oil (more or less depending on how thick or thin you want the spread to be)

Spread the hazelnuts out on a baking sheet. Roast at 400 degrees for ten minutes.

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Rub the skins off. You can use a towel or you can use your hands.

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If you don’t get every piece of skin off, it doesn’t matter. Sometimes the skins are really stubborn and they won’t come off. Put the hazelnuts in a food processor and process until you have hazelnut butter. This will take a couple minutes. A word on my food processor: I am aware that it’s plastic! It’s really old and I’m just using it until it breaks. I’m going to see if I can find a glass one once the one I have is totally shot.

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Add all the other ingredients and blend until smooth. Store in a glass jar in your fridge. It will solidify a bit when you refrigerate it, so don’t be worried if it seems too thin before you do that.

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Enjoy with homemade graham crackers. Or eat several spoonfuls plain. I went with the second option.


6 thoughts on “Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

  1. Just found your blog today, looking for direction on how to make coconut milk, and I find so many wonderful things to make, including Nutella! My plastic freeness has not been as committed as your own, but I’m working my way towards that end goal 🙂
    Best of luck

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