114 responses

  1. Nic
    December 19, 2005

    Oh, I’m so glad that you are finally sharing the recipe, Jessica! Several people have asked me for it recently, and now I know just where to point them.
    And, as someone who has tasted Jessica’s nutella, it’s amazing! Try the recipe!

  2. Natalie
    December 20, 2005

    Mmmm…Nutella! I love it when you put it on toast right out of the toaster and it melts so deliciously. You’re making me hungry!

  3. beastlysum
    December 26, 2005

    Wow–I love Nutella, but always did want more hazelnut. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. Mila Tan
    January 4, 2006

    I saw your post about LA desserts and then did a read through your archives, am glad I did. I love Nutella, I also add it to my oatmeal and it makes a wicked chocolate-nut oatmeal, no need to add milk or sugar to the bowl. Yum.

  5. Jessica
    January 5, 2006

    Hi Mila,
    I love Nutella in oatmeal too! I also add sliced banana on top. It smells just like banana bread when it’s cooking in the microwave. Then I slather on Nutella and mash it with the banana while still hot. I feel healthier because I don’t add any sugar either.

  6. clare eats
    January 11, 2006

    Yay your nutella recipe that I have heard so much about! I can’t wait to try making it myself!

  7. deborah
    May 11, 2006

    oh… how lovely, although i think you should change the name to nutjessa or something ;)

    i’ll definitely give this a go. thanks for sharing

  8. Jessica
    May 11, 2006

    Hi Deborah, what a great idea! Or maybe it should be Sutella?

  9. katrina
    June 10, 2006

    hey i love your site…. im obsessed with both baking and eating healthy and occasionally try to combine the two but it doesnt always work… but the recipes on ur site look soo yummy and awsome…. i just finnished making this like 5 minutes ago and about half is gone already … oops!!! lol its AMAZING…. i made half a batch b/c only had 1 c hazelnuts… i only added 1/3 c powdered sugar and still think its a lil too sweet for me but its AMAZING….. if you continue processing it enough you dont really need to add oil at the end i only added about 1 tsp…. your amazing for coming up with this recipe

  10. Jessica
    June 10, 2006

    Hi Katrina, wow I’m so glad you love the Nutella. Please try the other recipes; I only post my favorites!

  11. tian
    August 21, 2006

    it’s so amazing that when my dad saw my blog, he said he’s gonna try to make it too.
    thank you, thank you!

    http://abananaplease.blogspot.com/2006/08/tummy-troubles.html

  12. Liz
    August 31, 2006

    ohmigollygoshgoodness, YES ! ! ! Boy am I ever looking forward to making this!

    Have you tried Nutella on dried apricots? HEAVEN!

  13. Laura
    October 12, 2006

    I love Nutella. Its toally my fav!!!

  14. Laura
    October 12, 2006

    I meant totally. Anyway, I am going to IGA right now to get some nanners and some rice crispys to make my own recipe, I will let ya’ll know how it turns up.

  15. Ida Therese Jablanovec
    November 26, 2006

    Hi Su,

    For Thanksgiving this year, 2006, I made it with Nutella! It was wonderful! I called it my “Demonic Dream Pie.” My family tried it and their eyes lit up and sparkled! I didn’t tell them I used Nutella.

    Tonight I made a pie with macadamia nut butter and white choc
    olate!

    I will treat my family to two great cream pies!

    My “Demonic Dream Pie” with Nutella, lots of whipped cream, shaved chocolate and chopped hazelnuts on top; and my “Angelic Dream Pie” with my macadamia nut butter and white chocolate, topped with lots of whipped cream, white chocolate shavings and chopped macadamia nuts!

    Happy Holidays and the calories be damned!

  16. Jessica
    November 26, 2006

    Hi Ida, mmm sounds delicious.

  17. paul
    November 27, 2006

    i don’t like anything…ever…okay, maybe not that extreme but trying to give context to this post.

    i had bought some roasted hazelnuts bulk and was wondering what to do with them all when i thought i might try to make nutella. there are quite a few recipes on the web but i tired this as the ingredients seemed the most logical.

    UN. BE. LIEV. A. BLE. it’s that good. it’s that easy. it’s that fast.

    process it long enough and i challenge anyone to choose the name brand over this recipe.

    i’m thinking of having a go at adding a wee dram of lecithin to keep it from separating but then again i’ll probably never get around to that experiment!

    thank you. thank you. thank you.

    cheers

  18. Maria
    June 23, 2007

    This recipe is so good! I had some left over hazelnuts,and I only made half a batch, but it is SO GOOD! It took me 2 minutes to google the words Homemade Nutella and to decide on a recipe, and another 10 to make the thing! It is sitting in the fridge now,and I am licking my fingers…SO GOOD and more genuine than the actual Nutella, since you can feel the nuts and play with the cocoa dose!

  19. Aequitas
    September 7, 2007

    This is a simple sandwich I like to have as a snack: Peanut butter, nutella, and banana slices on whatever toast you choose. It’s delicious.

  20. Diane Drinkwater
    September 8, 2007

    I’m a bit nutella fan but it’s just too nice. Dangerously nice. It’s one of those things you can actually hide in the kitchen eating with a spoon from out of the jar.
    It’s good on bread, toast, crackers, pancakes, waffles, and the spoon.

  21. Cenk
    September 8, 2007

    So nice to find another Nutella fan! I dip everything and anything in it. I recently baked a banana bread and smeared Nutella on top of it. There are pictures on my blog. Check it out if you have the time. Best

  22. Ute
    September 9, 2007

    Should you ever get a chance to go to Germany do try their nutella, it tastes even more like hazelnuts because they don’t put peanut oil in it. I’ll be spending the entire month of October in Germany. Do you want me to bring you a jar, since you seem to be a great fan? You can compare for yourself. :)

  23. Jessica “Su Good Eats”
    September 9, 2007

    Ute, thanks for the offer ha ha, but I’ll just keep making my Nutella at home. I did buy an extra large jar from France though. It’s so much better there because it’s less cloyingly sweet and there’s no hydrogenated oils.

  24. Lauren
    October 24, 2007

    Do you think this would taste more authentic with a couple of tablespoon of heavy cream stirred in, or would the texture be weird? I’d love to try a sugar free version of this.

  25. Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
    October 24, 2007

    Lauren, it does taste more authentic with milk powder (I think I used 1/3 cup), but I don’t always have it around.

    One time I tried to make it “sugar” free by adding date paste (I ground up some dates and added a tablespoon or two of water to make it spreadable.) The mixture immediately seized. I had a really hard chocolaty blob and oil leaking out from the bottom. I think the small addition of water ruined it. Adding cream would probably do the same thing, but let me know what happens if you try it.

  26. Lauren
    October 24, 2007

    Good advice, Jessica. I’ll look for some powdered cream to stir in instead. Hopefully with hazelnut oil, erythritol, Lo Han Guo, Stevia, and Splenda it’ll turn out tasty and low carb! Thanks so much for this recipe.

    I’ve been waiting soooo long for my Nutella fix since cutting back on carbs. Will let you know how it turns out! :)

  27. Emily
    December 13, 2007

    Hi,
    I’m going to make this recipe (I made one last night that I found on allrecipes, but it’s not “the one”). I always keep powdered milk at my house, so if I use it in the recipe, is it another addition, or does it take the place of something else… would I just use the powder by itself or mix it with a liquid? Thanks so much.
    Emily

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      December 13, 2007

      Emily, I’ve added about 1/3 cup of powdered milk with the cocoa and sugar before. Sometimes I don’t have it around (since I use fresh milk for everything else), so I left it off the recipe. It makes the vegans/lactose intolerant people happy, too.

  28. Dani
    December 20, 2007

    OOO im excited to try this out.I love nutella but ive heard how sugary and bad for u it is even tho it is good for u a little bit.My friend makes it homemade and so now im excited to ba able to do it myself!Thanks and ill definatly be back for more recipeis

  29. Ella
    December 20, 2007

    hehe well i just made these (or in the process of making) and like me, just had to make a mistake along the way……i didnt take off the shells. It didnt ruin the recipe i just relized that since the shells still wernt turning black after 30mins something was wrong lol. So a warning/remindewr to all of those clumsies like me SHELL BEFORE ! Thnks great recipe anyways !

  30. Emma
    January 3, 2008

    Oh wow! My husband and I made a decision last year to only eat fairtrade chocolate/cocoa products, which meant of course that nutella was off the shopping list. My mum has sent me a couple of jars of Green & Black’s chocolate hazelnut spread from the UK, but it’s not exactly an optimal solution. So exciting to see that I can now make my own!

  31. Sarah
    January 4, 2008

    I have been waiting weeks for a fancy-schmancy new food processor that I got for Christmas just to make this recipe and IT WAS WORTH IT!!!! YUMMMMMM!!!
    It’s extra great, too, because I have many small, picky eaters that don’t like meat and have only recently come around to peanut butter and I need to get some protein in them! They love Nutella, but the commercial stuff has less protein in it than peanut butter.

    Now if only my husband wasn’t allergic to nuts! Oh well, his loss!

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      January 5, 2008

      Sarah, I’m flattered that you got a food processor just for this recipe. Look out in the next week for an improved recipe.

  32. Spuler
    January 23, 2008

    When the recipe calls for 1/2 tsp vanilla, does that mean vanilla extract?

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      January 23, 2008

      Spuler, yes. I write my recipes in shorthand but forget that it’s not so clear for other people. I’ve corrected the recipe.

  33. Jeff
    February 20, 2008

    Since reading your post I’ve become totally preoccupied with making perfect homemade nutella, and last night I made 2 attempts — both caramel-based. The second time I pulverized the caramel into powder using my spice grinder, but in both cases, the nutella was really gritty. The crunchy flecks may have come from the caramel, but I get the feeling I may have stopped processing the hazelnuts too soon. When you say “liquify” do you mean they become totally smooth, like smooth peanut butter or commercial nutella? Any hits? Should I try powdered sugar instead?

  34. Jeff
    February 20, 2008

    Sorry if this is a double-post – not sure if my last one got through! Anyway I’m looking for advice on how to to make really smooth nutella. I’ve tried twice and I’m getting a delicious but seriously gritty version. I pulverize the caramel powder in my spice grinder and process the hazelnuts until it looks more or less like peanut butter, but there are still crunchy bits. Am I not processing long enough? Does it ever become as smooth as commercial nutella?

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      February 23, 2008

      Jeff,
      You pulverize the caramel in your spice grinder? That must take a while, since spice grinders are small. I just throw it in the food processor. How crunchy is your butter? Mine resembles natural-style peanut butter. At home, you can’t get it as smooth as commercial Nutella, because they use very strong nut grinders.

  35. Jeff
    February 23, 2008

    Thought that may be the case. I’m sort of a perfectionist so I just wanted to make sure I was doing it right. Still, what a great recipe — making a third batch today. Thanks!

  36. Gunter
    February 23, 2008

    Thanks for sharing the recipe – excellent! I just doubt it will last for 1-2 months …

  37. Laila Hussein
    February 24, 2008

    Great Recipe! I’ll try it and link to it!

  38. Joi
    February 26, 2008

    Well, I just went from the Levain cookie blog (where I posted asking for a dairy-free Nutella recipe) to your main site, and found the Newtella info! This is on my agenda for this weekend!

  39. pia
    March 13, 2008

    I tried your recipe and LOVE it. Thank you for sharing this.

    Delicious. Especially over sliced bananas.

  40. Absinthe
    April 29, 2008

    Wandered over here in a bit of web-indipity and found your homemade nutella recipe. I made it last night using Green & Black’s cocoa powder and it is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten–better than the storebought version because it’s not cloyingly sweet. I have a pretty powerful food processor and this turned out very, very smooth–far creamier than I thought it would. I also didn’t need to add oil, rather surprisingly.
    Thanks for generously posting this recipe.

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      April 29, 2008

      Absinthe, wow, what kind of food processor do you have? I wish I had an industrial strength one.

  41. Absinthe
    April 30, 2008

    Hi, Jessica.

    It’s not industrial, lol, just a Cuisinart 14 cup one, but it’s a vast improvement over my old one. I just processed the heck out of the hazelnuts and then again after adding the cocoa powder & sugar. It ended up a little smoother than the natural peanut butter I buy. I love my food processor and will miss it when it goes into storage this summer when we move to Europe for a while. Thanks again for the recipe, and I’m really enjoying poking around your blog.

  42. Joanie
    May 30, 2008

    I used to buy Nutella until I discovered a hazelnut spread made by Major Gourmet that is so much better than Nutella. NO HYDROGENATION!!It’s imported from Germany.But I will try your recipe. Thanks.

  43. Lisa
    June 13, 2008

    Jess,

    I used the caramel based version as a cake filling last weekend. With limited time, I almost gave in and bought a jar of nutella to fill it, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Shortcuts that involve processed, already made foods, a la Sandra Lee, is simply out of the question when it comes to my baking and/or cooking.

    Anyway, I remembered you had posted a nutella recipe, and I used the caramel based nutella to fill my cake. WOW, to say people flipped over it, is actually an understatement. Thank you so much for researching, testing and posting this recipe! I love being able to offer people the option of a homemade nutella filling, whether it be in cookies, cakes, bars, pastries,tartlets, tarts, et al..(the leftover for ME to eat with a spoon..lol)

    Naturally, you get full credit when asked for the recipe and where it can be found. ;D Thanks again!

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      June 18, 2008

      Lisa, you’re too kind. I made some over the weekend and forgot how much I liked it.

  44. Mae
    June 25, 2008

    Hi; I found this recipe on the web and am very excited to try it! I have a jar of half-eaten Nutella in the cabinet right now, but I do feel badly about all the hydrogenated oils it contains and was hoping to find a way to make it myself. Wowsers, to say that I’m excited about trying your recipe is an understatement! However, I lament that I do not have a food processor; just a rather cheapster blender. Do you think it will still blend hazelnuts? Thanks a ton!!

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      June 28, 2008

      Mae, I learned the hard way, a blender does not work. It will jam every five seconds, and it’ll grind the nuts into pebbles. Sorry. But another reader here got a food processor just for this recipe, and she though it was worth it.

  45. Mae
    June 30, 2008

    Hi Jessica; thank you for the words of wisdom regarding the blender. I tried it this weekend anyway because I was curious. I used store-bought pre-roasted cashews, since hazelnuts are not in season here and I couldn’t find them anywhere. I crushed them in ziplock baggies with a hammer prior to blending them; got them pretty well pulverized that way. The blending took a long time; I had to stop every few seconds to scrape down the nuts, and had to add a good drizzle of peanut oil to the mix to keep things moving. The blender did eventually mostly liquefy the nuts; there were a few chunks that just wouldn’t blend but I counted myself lucky I got that far. (this process took me about an hour, by the way…just to get the nuts done!) Then there was more time on top of that to mix everything else in, and I had to change the ratios of the other ingredients to make up for the fact that I wasn’t using hazelnuts. The chocolate cashew-butter turned out to be good, it’s pretty salty since I got pre-roasted nuts, but I prefer the “hazelnutty” taste of nutella. I will try this again in the fall when I can find some. Thanks for the recipe!

  46. lifeasamama
    July 21, 2008

    we have dairy allergies in our house, which means that mommy has to give up some of her favorite foods… but one of the ones that made me the saddest was nutella. i can’t wait to go get me some hazelnuts to roast!!

  47. Myron Lazar
    July 23, 2008

    Can you make your Nutella spread with Splenda to keep carb’s down?

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      July 31, 2008

      Myron, sorry, I don’t have experience with artificial sweeteners. The taste isn’t worth it to me.

  48. Ethipos
    August 7, 2008

    I am going to make this recipe as soon as the new lid for my cuisinart comes (it won’t work without it). I can’t wait!!! I was wondering if anyone has tried it with honey instead of sugar? I’m trying to stay away from refined sugars and use local products at the same time. Thank You!

  49. Suzie in DC
    September 7, 2008

    Tried this for the very first time. It turned out very good but I didn’t have a food processor, so I used my coffee grinder instead and did it in small batches. I think I should have ground the nuts a little more to totally liquify. I Removed them from the grinder when they were an oily crumbly mixture (like when your peanut butter drys out a little on the bottom of the jar) which may have been a mistake, because I had to add more oil to get the rest of the dry ingredients to mix properly. Mine is drier than what your photo shows and less creamy and drier than Nutella . It is still a nice paste and spreads well though. I also used a little less sugar . Thank you for the recipe. It was fun trying and if I ever get a food processor I will certainly know what to use it for.

  50. Elan
    October 12, 2008

    Erm the caramel nuttella didn’t taste great! But the normal standard one came out amazing

  51. Mae
    November 24, 2008

    I’m back!!! I made this with store-bought cashews during the summer with a blender, and it was good for what it was, but it wasn’t THIS recipe exactly. So when I found hazelnuts in the stores, I snatched a bag and tried it again. I wanted to add that getting the skins off the hazelnuts was very challenging; many didn’t flake away when I rubbed them. I did some research and discovered that boiling the nuts before toasting them in hot water with 4 tablespoons of baking soda (for about 3 minutes) helps the skins to just slip right off. I tried this with some extra nuts and it did the trick. Just wanted to mention that for others having trouble “skinning” the nuts. One bag of Diamond brand whole hazelnuts made exactly 1 cup of shelled, toasted nuts, so I halved the recipe. After they were toasted and skinned I pulverized them in plastic baggies with a hammer. I put the nut “meal” in the blender. It takes about a 1/2 hour to patiently blend nuts this way…stopping every few seconds to stir. They will eventually mostly liquefy…there will still be a fine meal dispersed throughout the mix but this doesn’t bother me. I added a bit more cocoa and more sugar to the mix, plus some dry milk, and it turned out very nice. My husband said it was “very hazelnutty” and didn’t like that it wasn’t sickeningly sweet…he wanted more sugar in it, haha. Said it tasted too “expensive.” I laughed. I think Su’s version is very sophisticated, very authentic…chocolate flavored hazelnut butter, like she said, not simply hazelnut flavored sugary hydrogenated oils, like store nutella. It has a richness and full flavor that allows you to use it sparingly. Love this recipe, thanks for sharing Su!

  52. mae
    November 24, 2008

    Ooops….just remembered your first name is Jessica, not Su. sorry!!

  53. Elan
    February 3, 2009

    Hello i have tried both of these. I definitely think the easy version is much nicer. didn’t like the texture of the caramel based nuttella and it had a slightly bitter after taste. However the first basic one is amazing!

  54. landemay
    May 18, 2009

    Hi Su Good Sweets… last night I made the first jar of my homemade nutella, thanks to you!!! :D It was heavenly… I posted it on my fb and put the link to your recipe… I just have one question: Does it need to be put in the fridge? the store bought one, usually, I keep it away from the fridge. ^.^ thanks!

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      May 23, 2009

      Hi Landemay, I’m glad you enjoyed the “Nutella!” It doesn’t have to go in the fridge, but I put mine in there because it keeps the oil from separating.

  55. Diana
    August 4, 2009

    I made this recipe this morning. It’s soooooo good! I let the nuts cool a little after roasting them (cool enough that I could touch them with my hands), and then the skins came off a bit easier.

    I also used a champion juicer to make the nut butter, and then added everything else and stirred by hand. I used organic whole cane syrup (molasses and all) instead of sugar. It’s DE-licious! Thank you for the recipe! I think I know what I’m going to make people for Christmas :)

  56. Nutellerific
    August 26, 2009

    Just a quick tip – if you use dry roasted hazelnuts, you don’t even need to add any vegetable oil, the nuts will release their own oil during the blending. The reason the recipe above adds oil is because the nuts were raw. So you could literally make nutella-like goodness with only hazelnut butter (pureed roasted hazelnuts) and then equal parts unsweetened cocoa and sugar to taste.

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      August 26, 2009

      Nutellerific, actually the hazelnuts start out raw, but they’re toasted at home. Perhaps yours were roasted in with oil? The cocoa and powdered sugar make my “Nutella” thick, so I have to add oil.

  57. Helen McGuire
    September 1, 2009

    Hi, I am going to make your recipe today for the first time. My friend, Susie loves the manufactured version of this. I will make it for her as she is such a good friend and is always doing nice things for me. I can’t wait to see how she likes it. I will make a double batch, so we both can enjoy it. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      September 1, 2009

      Helen, glad you’re making a double batch! How’d it turn out?

  58. Caroline
    October 12, 2009

    So I just made this vegan nutella today! I used the first recipe. It was my good friend’s birthday. She has been vegan for over 5 years and recently mentioned how much she used to love nutella. I thought it would make a great birthday gift.

    It was sooo difficult. I opted to boil the hazelnuts with some baking soda to remove the skins prior to roasting. I read that trying to deskin them the other way was miserable. The skins came right off after boiling. While it was a little labor intensive separating the skins from the nuts, I would imagine it was easier than the other way.

    I doubled the recipe but I had two small food processors. I over packed them, which meant my nuts never got liquidy. Note to future nutella makers: don’t overpack food processor! Food processor 1 got tired and broke, but food processor 2 was a trooper. I nearly gave up, but figured I’d let it go 2 more minutes with a small batch. Voilá! I got hazelnut butter. Maybe this is obvious to those experienced with food processors, but I am new to the game.

    As a beginner with this sort of cooking/baking and with a few hitches along the way, it took me 2.5 hours to make 3 cups of nutella. I ended up with a kitchen sprayed with hazelnut skins, powdered sugar and finely chopped nuts.

    But in the end, all was well. I would give the Nutella 3.5 stars. My friend tasted it immediately and seemed very enthusiastic, I would guess she would give it about 4 or 5 stars. My grandma loved it too. Either theyre humoring me – or I’m too hard on myself.

    Anyway, thank you for the great recipe! I hope my errors help future nutella makers!

  59. Lori
    December 23, 2009

    I’m going to try to make Nutella in a few minutes. I’ll use your recipe as a jumping off point. I want to use it to spread inside pizzelles before folding them into fourths. Instead of cocoa I’m going to use melted unsweetened chocolate, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla. I like the idea of the cocoa butter in the chocolate vs. the nut oil you are using. Your recipe does not have any milk in it. I think milk is a pretty significant part of the taste of nutella. I’ll let you know how it turns out. I remember when I was a French pastry chef in the late 70’s we used to use a product called noisena, which is hazelnut butter mixed with sugar. Lordy was that stuff good!

  60. lizzy henry
    January 13, 2010

    i just made this 5 minutes ago, DELICIOUS! the only complaint i have is skinning the hazelnuts, but that says nothing about your recipe. this recipe is fantastic! thank you so much for sharing. i used all 1/4 cup of the oil, and i added a little bit of salt because it brings out the chocolate a little bit more. other than that i followed it to a T. also, thank you so much for putting the "keep processing" part. about a minute into processing the nuts i was was thinking "if this doesn’t liquify i might just kill it!" and it eventually did.

    thank you again!

  61. randa
    April 1, 2010

    Do you think its ok to use stevia or splenda rather then powdered sugar
    &
    Coconut oil or cocoa butter?

    And for the caramel version/ can I make caramel with stevia or splenda?

    Please and THANK YOU!

  62. randa
    April 1, 2010

    What grinder/blender do you use to grind up stuff? I’m debating what to use to grind up nuts for deserts and try out some of your recipes!

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      April 12, 2010

      Randa, you could probably use stevia or Splenda in the regular version, but significantly less, and it will alter the texture. I don’t think it’d work in the caramel version though. Coconut oil or cocoa butter probably won’t work, because they’re almost solid at room temp (and will make the choc hazelnut butter too stiff). Also, I have a 7-cup Cuisinart food processor. Have fun!

  63. Natalia
    May 9, 2010

    This is a great recipe, thank you. I like the dark cocoa powder versus the regular in the recipe, it gives it a nice bitter hit. I also have used a couple tablespoons of soymilk to reduce the oil and I have not had any problems with seizing, and I like the added flavor it gives.

  64. Megan’ Chocolate Pecan Butter
    July 24, 2010

    I made mine with some pecan butter I had made earlier in the year! I adjusted the recipe because I only had 1/4 cup of this pecan butter and added tablespoon of powdered sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder! Because the pecans were very oily I didn’t have to add oil. I put it on some rice crackers and then added some more pecan halves that I normally do with Nutella, my husband calls it tilling b/c I arrange them like tiles! It was delicious! Much better than the original! I’ll have to make a full batch next time!
    Thank you!
    Megan

  65. Seaandra
    August 9, 2010

    Thank you for this recipe!! Unfortunately, hazelnuts were out of season, and I couldn’t find them ANYWHERE, but I used cashews instead. It still turned out GREAT! I still added the cocoa, because I wanted the chocolate flavor. I’m on a low-carb diet, so I used Splenda instead, I simply turned the Splenda into powder before adding it. I did the whole thing with my magic bullet (gift from my mom, totally love it!) I used the coffee grinding blade for the Splenda (took about 10 seconds), and the regular chopping blade for the rest. I only had to scrape once, because since I used the magic bullet, I could shake the contents around and mix it well. The whole process took less than 10 minutes, and the end product was very smooth. I even took a picture and posted it on my facebook :)

    I can’t wait till the holidays and try the sugar-free version with actual hazelnuts. YUM!!! Thanks SO much!!

  66. shelly
    August 20, 2010

    You just made a milk & soy allergic three year old the happiest kid on the planet. Thank you for posting.

  67. Julie Lanteri
    September 1, 2010

    Hi,
    Lanteri’s Kitchen Challenge is featuring this recipe for September 2010!
    http://lanteriskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/09/1st-lanteris-kitchen-challenge.html

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      September 2, 2010

      Wow, thanks Julie!

  68. Edie
    September 11, 2010

    I come a family of Nutella lovers and just happened to recently find this recipe. I made a batch this morning and it’s awesome. It’s not quite as smooth as the jarred version but still very tasty.

  69. Carla
    November 24, 2010

    Hi Jess,

    So I just made this with my flatmate-we’re both students in London.

    It is amazing! We thought it was too good for toast so, there is a waffle shop just down the road from us and we spread this on the waffles, chopped up some banana and poured some left over cream on top.

    I want to say thanks for putting this up on the web.

    Also I hope I am not repeating but, get the skins off by boiling them in water and then rubbing them with a tea towel. Then put them in the oven like that and just make sure they don’t burn!

    Chocohazelnutty Thanks

    Carla and Roddy
    x

  70. Adlyn
    November 30, 2010

    So so excited to try this. Thank you so much for posting. I could finish one those bottles in a day. Just found a recipe for homemade Ferrero’s. Xmas came early this year :)

  71. Carlyn
    December 5, 2010

    Just made this. SO GOOD. Skinning the hazelnuts was very hard and I ended up having to leave more than half of them with their skins on because I wasn’t getting anywhere. Luckily I didn’t experience much of a bitter taste at all. Also, since I was aiming for a healthier version of nutella I cut the sugar in half. That gave it the PERFECT amount of sweetness and let the other flavors really shine through. This tastes great on just about anything you can imagine. Oh, I also used coconut oil and though you can’t taste any coconut, it really rounds out the chocolate flavor. I’ve kept mine in the pantry and haven’t experienced much of any separation. Next time I think I would add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. This is seriously the BEST, thanks!!

  72. Edna Grace
    January 21, 2011

    I am soooo happy I’ve found this! I love Nutella, but I’ve stopped eating it because I am terribly allergic to palm oil, which is in not only the original Nutella, but many of the other copy-cat choc-hazelnut spreads out there. I cannot wait to make this…I’ve missed it so much! Thanks for sharing!

  73. Artisan Chocolate Workshop
    January 27, 2011

    hi
    I tried this recipe with Camel milk i did not like it myself but the people i give to loved it.To mke your nutella shiny do not add your boiling milke to it wait till the milke drop to 80C .

  74. Christina
    March 24, 2011

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. We tried it tonight and it was amazing! I’m posting about it on my blog tomorrow and have linked back to you. Thanks again!

  75. Miri Douglas
    March 24, 2011

    4got to ask 4 an email follow up…so here is my question again.
    my wee one is alergic to hazel & brazil nuts.what other nuts can i use in this recepie?can’t wait to try it.he’ld finally b able 2 get some choc in his tummy…

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      March 24, 2011

      Miri, you can use any type of nuts: cashes, peanuts, almonds, etc. They all have different fat contents, so you may need to add more or less oil. Also, I like leaving the skin on peanuts.

  76. Mickie
    April 17, 2011

    I sure am late in the game commenting on this recipe from years ago, but I see I’m not the only one! I liked the taste of Nutella but always found it way to sweet, not to mention the hydrogenated oils. I tried Justin’s Nut Butter brand chocolate hazelnut spread, which is fantastic but really expensive (about $10 per jar, whereas Nutella is about $3.50-yikes!). Now that I have tried this recipe I can tell you I’m never buying either Nutella or Justin’s again. I used only 3/4 cup of sugar, and will probably use only 1/2 a cup next time. I am so glad I came across this recipe, I’ll have to try some of your other ones! :)

  77. Pam
    July 3, 2011

    I am so glad to get this recipe. I lived in Germany and fell in lust with Nutella. I was so disappointed when I moved back to the States and tasted the Nutella here- all that I could taste was the sugar.

    Now if I could find a recipe for the cappuccino spread the I found in The Netherlands, I will be totally fat and happy.

  78. Tracy
    July 10, 2011

    What ingredient in Nutella is hydrogenated? The label doesn’t list anything as being hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated.
    Thanks

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      July 10, 2011

      Tracy, Nutella used to contain partially hydrogenated oil; it was switched out for palm oil because nutrition labels had to list the amount of trans fats in foods. Palm oil is still high in saturated fat though, and rainforests are typically burned down to process it. (See http://www.cspinet.org/palm/PalmOilReport.pdf) So either way, Nutella’s not the best option, though I enjoy [the idea of] it.

  79. Emma
    July 29, 2011

    My six year old is a fruit-and-veg-ophobe, mildly dairy allergic and seriously obsessed with all things chocolatey. He’s also VERY good about all the treats he misses out on for the sake of his eczema. I could never be so grown up and I try hard to make sure he has alternatives he can dip into when everyone else has a treat. So finding this recipe was very exciting and I made it late last night.

    However, I made a number of minor errors which affected the final product:
    1. I burnt the caramel just a little and it was just too late at night to start over, so I risked it. This led to a slightly more bitter taste than I had hoped.
    2. I made it at the same time as my husband was making jerky. This led to a steamy environment which made my caramel sticky and hard to grind, leading to a curious (though not entirely unpleasant) ground glass style crunch.
    3. I missed out the vanilla because I couldn’t find it. I’m guessing it adds a little more depth to the sweetness.

    But it really was very good. Much more hazelnutty than nutella, which I find far too sweet. However, I did find it far more runny than I had hoped, despite adding no oil or liquid of any sort. Perhaps they were especially oily nuts? Is there such a thing.

    One suggestion though, not sure if anyone else has made it in the gazillion comments I’ve not read. The skins can be easily removed from RAW nuts by pouring boiling water on them and leaving them to sit for a few minutes. The skins go baggy and fall off. I guess you’d have to leave the nuts to dry out for a bit in order to get a nice roast on them though.

    Allergy-boy-fussy-pants tried it in a sandwich this evening and seemed to enjoy it. And I felt like a very good mother to be feeding my child all those healthy hazelnuts and nutritionally beneficial cocoa that I managed to completely forget the sugar.

    Thanks so much five years down the line for posting this.

    Emma.

  80. Cyn
    August 17, 2011

    I just made your raw nutella… It so hit the spot!!! Thank you so much!!!! My daughter has food allergies, but now she can have this… When she’s older! :-)

  81. Lachlan
    December 28, 2011

    I’m in the process of making this recipe at the moment (just waiting on a pick up of cocoa from one of my minions), and I’ve stumbled upon quite the lovely biproduct! It seemed a shame to waste all those wonderful, aromatic skins, so the tea fanatic in me decided to give them a shot with my infuser. Sure enough, after brewing a heaped teaspoon in a mug of boiling water for five or so minutes and adding a couple teaspoons of sugar and a dash of soy milk, they’ve produced quite the tasty, light herbal tea! It’s absolutely delicious and I’d recommend giving it a shot next time you make this recipe if you’re at all tea-inclined.

  82. SAOplanner
    December 29, 2011

    Thanks for posting this recipe. I was trying out a version from the ABC show “The Chew” and it had so many gaps of info that I searched the internet for answers and found yours. Made both and yours came out great! Put it in a pretty jar and gave it as a Christmas stocking gift. Wonderful detail on the tips, so thank you!

  83. Sangita
    February 7, 2012

    Hi,I was glad to see the choclate spread recipe at the website.The place where i live i dont get hazlenuts.I wish to know
    1.If i can use normal cooking butter instead of hazlenut butter.
    2.Also can i add grounded almonds to this for a nuttier taste

    regards
    Sangita

  84. Julie
    February 29, 2012

    Thank you so much for this! My 11 year old gave up animal products for lent, and she is Nutella obsessed. She is going to be thrilled to have her pb & n back!

  85. Marie-Therese
    March 2, 2012

    made recipe for gifts for Valentines day
    Everybody, but everybody loved it… they all want your recipe , thank you!

  86. nams
    March 18, 2012

    Hi,

    what is one cup of hazelnuts in grams? I can’t seem to find it on the web. Thanks!

  87. Barbra Donachy
    March 30, 2012

    I just tried your recipe (with some modifications). It’s amazing. At every step I wondered if this would really turn into a delicious nutty chocolate spread. Before my eyes…it appeared. I will post your recipe on my blog with my modifications; I made almond chocolate spread. Thank you for posting this recipe!
    Greetings from north of the Arctic Circle.
    (The post should be up by tomorrow http://www.donachyblog.wordpress.com)

  88. Hiwa
    June 16, 2012

    Thank you Jessica for this great recipe! I made the following changes to make it more ‘healthy’ and smoother:

    – Used the smaller piece of the blender instead of a food processor.
    – Replaced sugar with several dates (4-8 depending on your taste).
    – Milk 1/4 cup (either liquid or tsp powder with 1/4 cup water).
    – Put everything together in one batch and blend till very smooth, same as original Nutella!

    Thanks again for the great recipe!

  89. Marina
    July 28, 2012

    This sounds delicious! My daughter and I both love Nutella, though I didn’t buy it for years because of the hydrogenated fats. They finally changed their recipe some years ago.

    Also, about copyrighting recipes: you are partly right. The *ingredients* of a recipe (how much, and what) are not copyrightable. However, you *can* copyright your description of how to put those ingredients together. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, “Copyright protection may, however, extend to substantial literary expression—a description, explanation, or illustration, for example—that accompanies a recipe or formula or to a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook.” For more information, see this page at the U.S. Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl122.html

    My understanding, therefore, is that if someone copies your recipe verbatim, they are violating your copyright. If they take your exact list of ingredients but come up with their own description of how to put the recipe together, as long as that description is sufficiently different from yours, they have not violated your copyright, though an acknowledgment (“adapted from a recipe by …”) is always courteous and the right thing to do.

  90. Kelly Lynn
    September 20, 2012

    I made this with roasted almonds instead! It was so wonderful!!!!

  91. Jeanette
    September 27, 2012

    I am so glad I found this recipe. It is just what I have been looking for.
    I have loved Nutella for many years but stopped buying it when I discovered that the product made in Canada (and I believe the US) contains palm oil. I have stopped buying many products because of they contain palm oil.

    Last week-end I purchased a hazelnut-chocolate spread at the health food store; however, it is not very spreadable. So I went to the computer and lo and behold there are so many recipes for hazelnut-chocolate spread, and I think I will try yours–both of them. I think I will use date sugar instead of the powdered sugar. Both versions sound delicious and healthful.

  92. Karla
    November 4, 2012

    Hi!
    I am (almost) ready to make it…but I didn’t find whole hazelnuts and bought hazelnuts meal (flour) instead at Central Market. Have you tried with that? I am not sure if it is roasted, though… Another question is I do not have a food processor but a regular blender. Any tips working with that? Can’t wait! Oh I will fill french macarons with that (first time making those too!!.
    Wish me luck!

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      November 4, 2012

      Karla, I haven’t tried this recipe with hazelnut flour, but let me know if you get it to work. I HAVE tried this recipe with a blender and am afraid I only made a big whirl of dust.

  93. Elizabeth
    December 17, 2012

    Could you use coconut oil? We can’t use peanut oil due to allergies. Any other suggestions besides vegetable oil? Thanks!

  94. Zalia
    March 9, 2013

    Hi Jes, when you say powdered sugar, do you mean icing sugar, caster sugar or do you grind normal sugar? Ta

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      March 9, 2013

      Hi Zalia, powdered sugar = icing sugar. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

  95. Zalia
    March 16, 2013

    Just tried the recipe. It’s not quite at Nutella level but will try again. I found the hazelnut almost too strong coming through so might try to roast them a bit shorter, maybe it needs roaring shorter for hazelnuts without skins? Ideally I would like more of a chocolaty flavour then roasted hazelnut. I added quite a bit more cocoa and sugar but hazelnut flavour didn’t really tone down much. It’s cool to see the nuts liquefy though!

  96. Zalia
    March 28, 2013

    Right, I’ve tried the recipe twice more, to make as a present for Nutella lovers. First time I soaked the nuts for a few hours so I could put it through my juicer and not break it, as well as I’ve heard nuts are easier digestible when soaked. I them boiled them for a couple of minutes with 3 tablespoons of baking soda, this got the skins of very easily.

    However… I put them through my juicer (VitalMax) with mincing shield, and decided that the machine was probably never going to give an liquid result, so continued with kitchen processor. Half an hour in they were still not liquefying in processor, so soaking or perhaps the boiling did something to the nuts that just doesn’t make it work. Taste was fine but all a bit gritty.

    This morning I tried again, roasted nuts for 10 minutes, let them cool and processed them e voila, the nuts liquefied in just a couple of minutes, yey! It came perfect, didn’t even have to add oil, so hard to now have to give it away!

    Think it’s time to buy hazelnuts in bulk now ;-) Thanks again for sharing the recipe.

    @ Elizabeth: I read some other Nutella recipes that use hazelnut oil. I’ve used canola oil as it doesn’t taste very strong.

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      March 28, 2013

      Thanks for sharing, Zalia. By soaking the nuts, you might have gotten rid of the oil that would’ve made for a creamier consistency. Everyone has their own preferences with hazelnut butter. I like the strong nuttiness, but if you don’t, easing off on toasting helps. Glad you found what you like.

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