Can it really be possible?
Does it taste the same as actual Nutella?
Yes and No.
Yes, you can make a yummy chocolate-hazelnut spread that melts in your mouth with every sweet bite. No, it doesn’t taste the same, it is better!
Chocolate + Hazelnuts = Spreadable goodness.
The recipe is very basic and flexible. If you really want to taste the hazelnuts, add more. If you want it to be more chocolatey and sweet, add more chocolate and sugar.
Homemade Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread: (Makes approximately 2 cups)
2 cups hazelnuts, cleaned and toasted
3/4 cup powdered sugar, or more for sweeter
1/4 cup dark or regular cocoa
4-5 pieces dark chocolate cocoa bar, chopped
Splash of vanilla
A few drops of coconut, walnut, or canola oil, only if needed to process smoother (depending on your hazelnuts) And/or a few drops of milk or warm water
Food process the warm, toasted nuts until they become very fine, soft, and slightly clumping together. At this point, add the cocoa, sugar, chocolate, and vanilla; process a few times to mix thoroughly. If and when the mix is too thick, add some drops of oil. Again, this is a very flexible recipe. All you need to keep consistent is the texture, which should be rich and creamy. If the flavor is too strong or mixture too thick, add a few drops of milk or warm water, this will quickly smooth your spread so be careful not to add too much.
This spreadable goodness is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G on bananas!!!! It can be spread on anything, almost. It is great on fresh bread, apples, biscuits, crackers, oatmeal, and so much more.
Will make two small jars or one larger jar. I like to divide into two jars, keeping one in the fridge and one in the cupboard.
You won’t regret trying this at home. The only tricky part is maybe making it your first time, I made a huge mess in my kitchen. HUGE. Luckily, I think it was just the first time experiment of perfecting the recipe. One time under your belt and it will become easy breezy.
I only wish that you could scratch and sniff or better yet, touch and taste!