Homemade Nutella (You Heard Right)

(image via Bon Vivant)

In our household, Nutella lasts about a week. It's literally schmeared on everything from bananas to toast! That's why I'm ecstatic to try this homemade Nutella recipe, via Bon Vivant. In my opinion, everything tastes better homemade, and Nutella spread is no exception. :)

Nutella Recipe
10 oz/ 300 grams hazelnuts, toasted and skins removed
2 oz/ 60 grams cocoa nibs
1/2 to 2/3 cup/ 60-70 grams powdered sugar
7 teaspoons unrefined hazelnut oil
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder

To toast the hazelnuts, preheat your oven to 300F and spread the nuts on one layer on a large baking sheet. Toast the nuts for about 15 minutes until golden brown, then rub their skins off with a clean cloth. Set aside.

Toast the cocoa nibs by placing them in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until they darken and are slightly shiny. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place the nuts and cocoa nibs in a food processor and chop them until they liquefy. Your processor will sound as if it’s throwing a hissy fit and about to implode, but keep your finger on the pulse button until you get a thick, lovely dark chocolate hazelnut butter. The nuts and nibs will first gather into a ball before turning into butter. To help move things along, you may need to scrape down the sides of the processor bowl to ensure that everything is pulverized.

Add the sugar, oil and espresso powder and pulse again, scraping down as needed until everything is well incorporated into a lusciously thick sauce. There will still be chunks of nibs remaining which will give a slight crunch to each spoonful.

Store the spread in clean and dry airtight containers/jars and refrigerate. Bring the spread to room temperature before using.


Chapstick Fanatic :

yum. i have seen this a few places. when i finish my cleanse and then binge on all my nutella until it is gone, i will have to try this.

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Jillian :

ah my gosh! what a wonderful idea! my boyfriend and i love nutella but i never thought of making it! (silly me)xoxo jcd

Courtney at Scattering Lupines :

Definitely making this! What a great GIFT idea. Hmmmm...

Where did you find Cocoa Nibs? I am thinking maybe Whole Foods here in the Southeast.

Kattia :

I NEED THIS!!! Such a great idea!


Dreaming of Palm Trees :

Courtney, I would give Whole Foods a shot. If you don't mind waiting, you can try buying them online:

Raw Organic Cacao Nibs (which means chocolate)

Let me know how it goes!


Caroline :

Let us know how it goes! I'd love to know.

Fanny :

hmmmm seems delicious x


seesawdesigns :

wow. i am so all over this.

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