Homemade “Nutella” Recipe
I’ve been making this delicious spread for months, but it hasn’t lasted more than 2 days in our house, and every time I’ve gone to photograph it, the jar has been empty! Homemade “nutella” is incredibly easy to make, and even tastier than the original. All you need to make nutella at home is a blender or food processor and a few simple ingredients. Making nutella, or chocolate hazelnut spread, at home saves money and means we can control the ingredients. You will not believe how tasty this is. This homemade nutella is, perhaps, too tasty. I love to package this chocolate hazelnut spread in small jars and give as gifts.
- spends a lot of time in Italy eating Nutella = gains 5 pounds
- goes off Nutella except for special occasion desserts *sad face*
- discovers healthier alternatives, like Justin’s Nut Butters *happy face*
- remembers making homemade peanut butter as a kid = light bulb flashes
- throws some almonds and melted chocolate chips in a food processor = delicious!
The kids’ favorite way to eat homemade chocolate almond butter: in a triple layer apple sandwich! Just thinly slice an apple crosswise and spread with chocolate almond butter.
Healthier Homemade Nutella
- 1/2 cup semisweet or dark (60% cocoa) chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life for Dairy Free, or Lily’s Sweets for vegan and stevia sweetened!)
- 2 1/2 cups whole roasted hazelnuts or almonds
- 1 tablespoon melted virgin coconut oil (optional)
- Place chocolate chips in a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring in between intervals, until chocolate is almost completely smooth and melted. Stopping before chocolate is completely melted ensures chocolate will not burn. Stir chocolate until completely smooth. Set aside.
- Add almonds to the bowl of a food processor. Process until nuts are finely ground. Continue processing until the ground almonds come together and turn into a peanut butter-like consistency, or the nuts clump together in a ball in the processor, about 5 minutes. If the nuts are still powdery, keep processing. Pour melted chocolate over ground almonds and pulse until combined. If the chocolate almond butter is too dry, add the coconut oil and process to combine.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: healthy treats, vegan, homemade nutella, nuts, almond butter