This homemade chocolate hazelnut spread is utterly delicious. It is creamy, chocolatey, and goes perfect with almost everything. While making this, I had to have some samples throughout…
Once you taste this Nutella, you will never go back to the store-bought version. This spread tastes like hazelnuts and chocolate. The store-bought Nutella tastes like sugar. Also, the homemade version has significantly less fat and sugar.
Also, there are real chocolate hazelnut spreads for sale like Justin’s Hazelnut Butter Blend. If you have had some of that, this homemade version tastes EXACTLY like that, but without the extra cost!
This recipe was found at Bruno Albouze: The Real Deal.
Makes: 1.2 pounds or 500 grams Nutella (size of one regular jar)
3 tablespoons or 30 grams almonds
2/3 cup or 80 grams hazelnuts
2 1/2 ounces or 75 grams dark chocolate (60-70% cocoa)
2 1/2 ounces or 75 grams milk chocolate
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup dried milk
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat your oven to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the nuts in it. Then bake the nuts for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, place the two types of chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. You can also melt the chocolate on top of a double boiler (a bowl on top of a saucepan with simmering water), just make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
When the nuts are done roasting, put the warm nuts in a food processor. Blend until smooth and pasty. The nut butter will be quite thick (thicker than peanut butter). This will take a few minutes.
In a saucepan, mix the milk, dried milk, honey, and salt. Cook until the liquid comes to a boil. Then take the pan off the heat and stir in the melted chocolate.
Add the chocolate and milk mixture to the food processor with the nut butter. Pulse the mixture until smooth and combined.
Take a jar or other container, and pour the Nutella in. The spread will be runnier than the final product at this stage. Then refrigerate until firm (a couple of hours). Enjoy!