Homemade Nutella Recipe


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Nutella is a household name, and for good reason! This velvety hazelnut spread flavored with rich chocolate is easy to make at home!

The only thing better than a creamy, dreamy dollop of Nutella on literally anything, is this homemade Nutella recipe! Spread over toast, dipped on strawberries or even spread over Banana Bread, it’s the perfect topper!

A jar of homemade nutella served with strawberries

We like this homemade Nutella recipe even better than the store-bought because it has just 5 simple ingredients and the flavor is amazing!

What is Nutella?

Nutella is a spread made from hazelnuts and chocolate and was invented by an Italian baker named Pietro Ferrero in the 1940’s. However, it wasn’t until 1965 that Nutella became a household name and now its creamy goodness can be found all over the world!  It is great as a spread like peanut butter, but has a chocolate-y kick to it that makes it perfect as a dip for fruits, crackers, cookies, or just right out of the jar with a spoon!

What is Nutella Made Of? All Nutella recipes start with one basic ingredient: hazelnuts. Then cocoa or chocolate chips are melted down and added to the ground up hazelnuts. A pinch of salt is all you need to make this sweet spread!

The various stages of processing hazelnuts to make homemade nutella

How to Make Nutella

This homemade chocolate hazelnut spread is as fun to make as it is to find ways to eat it!

  1. Start by toasting hazelnuts until fragrant and lightly browned.
  2. When cool enough to handle, place the toasted hazelnuts in a kitchen towel and roll them around until the skins slip off. You will not be able to get all of the skins off, don’t worry, just get as much as you can.
  3. Add the warm hazelnuts to a food processor and process to create them into a thick paste (like you would do with homemade peanut butter). This will take a few minutes. At first it will break them up, next it’ll look almost sandy and finally it’ll become creamy and smooth.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and slowly add them to the food processor scraping the sides if needed.

Hazelnuts (like most nuts) have natural oils in them and they become nice and creamy but can also be thick like a peanut butter. The mixture will thicken as it cools. There is 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the recipe that is an optional ingredient. I personally choose not to add it however adding it can give this recipe a slightly softer consistency.

A spreading knife scooping homemade nutella out of a jar

To Store Homemade Nutella

Keep your finished spread in a jar or other tightly covered container. This copycat Nutella will keep at room temperature up to about two weeks…if it doesn’t get gobbled up first! If you’d like to keep it longer, you can refrigerate this recipe however it is best served at room temperature for a spreadable consistency.

What to Eat With Nutella I love Nutella because of all the different ways I can eat it! Aside from the usual sandwich with jam or jelly, I especially love homemade Nutella with slices of Granny Smith apples or crisp D’Anjou pears.  It’s also really great gently heated and scooped over vanilla ice cream or as an icing on a delicious chocolate cake!

More Nutella Love

Homemade Nutella

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
This delcious nutella recipe is perfect on basically everything! Serve it as a fruit dip, chocolate frosting or straight off the spoon!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole hazelnuts
  • pinch salt
  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 oz milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil optional

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Instructions

  1. Toast the hazelnuts at 375 for 10-12 minutes until fragrant & the skins split

  2. Place the warm hazelnuts in a kitchen towel and rub vigorously to remove some of the skins (not all of them will come off).

  3. Transfer to a food processor (while warm) and puree into a paste (like thick peanut butter).

  4. Melt both types of chocolate chips in the microwave (on 70% power) until smooth, about 1 minute.

  5. Add in powdered sugar. With the food processor running, slowly add the melted chocolate to the ground nuts (scrape the sides if required). Continue processing until smooth. Add oil to reach desired consistency (optional).

  6. Pour the mixture into a jar/container (it will thicken slightly upon cooling).

Nutrition Information
Calories: 135, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 91mg, Carbohydrates: 11g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 0.4%, Vitamin C: 0.6%, Calcium: 2.1%, Iron: 4.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Nutella Frosting

 

This recipe was provided to me by my sister (thanks sis!) and was an adaptation of David Lebovitz take on a recipe found in the Encyclopedie du Chocolat and originally posted on Spend With Pennies in Oct, 2012. The recipe has been updated and edited for consistency and ease May, 2019. Enjoy!

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Homemade Nutella in a clear jar

 

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This homemade nutella recipe is a must! It is so simple to make with just two main ingredients: hazelnuts and chocolate chips! You won't be able to resist licking this spoon!  #spendwithpennies #homemadenutella #chocolatehazelnutspread #dessert #breakfast #kidfriendly

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  1. Can’t wait to try this, but when do you add in the powdered sugar? I don’t see that mentioned in the recipe instructions. Thanks!! :-)

    1. Apologies for the confusion. The powdered sugar should be added once the hazelnuts reach a creamy consistency (just before the chocolate is added in). Enjoy!

  2. I love Ruth’s suggestion to use almonds instead of hazel nuts. This is a great sub for me as I live in Kenya and can’t find hazel nuts but CAN find almonds! Nutella is super expensive here so I rarely buy it. Homemade nutella, here I come!

  3. This looks great, I am excited to try it, but have one question. Do you have any idea on how long the jar will keep in the fridge before going bad? Just curious.
    Thanks!

  4. I buy nutella at the store all the time and it is exspensive .I’m glad you shared this recipe, and it is also good in coffee . I will share this with my family thank you !

  5. I have a question. Why have you disabled the ability for us to print this or copy and paste it. Do you expect us to copy it down by hand? Most of us don’t have time for that……..

    1. I’m not sure why the “print” wasn’t showing up on this recipe… I have edited the post and it should work now. :)

  6. I have made this before, I am allergic to hazelnuts and diary so I use almonds and almond milk and it is equally as good.

  7. Thank you for this! I like Nutella but it’s a tad too sweet for me – I love I can adjust it however I want with this recipe!

  8. When I first heard about Nutella people were saying they were addicted to it. I tried it and i see what they meant, thanks for the recipe

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  9. I am addicted to Nutella, lol Sadly tho it’s very fattening, and is expensive. I may try this and see if I can substitute other nuts like cashews. Might as well make it really fattening, LOL Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Thanks for posting a recipe for homemade Nutella. Sounds delicious. My grand daughter calls it Chocolate Sauce. Will have to make her some!

  11. OH W.O.W.!!!! I think I could hug you and your sister! We love Nutella so we definitely have to try this! My son will love it!

  12. Oh my goodness my kids love nutella! Thank you for sharing this it seems so simple and yummy their going to love it. Off to the store in the morn to grab some hazelnuts. Yo
    ur blog is awesome!

  13. I am definitely going to check this out…..we got hooked on Nutella when we lived in Germany for many years…and the idea of being able to control the recipe and add what we like, and tone down what we don’t care for…is awesome… ( the kids like more cocoa, I like more hazelnuts…go figure!)

  14. Thank you for sharing, have been looking for this home-made nutella and The Lucky Ladybug sent me to your page .. yea! I will definitely try this out, my son loves NUTELLA! Question tho – wonder if the flavor will change with almond milk instead of regular milk? (my son can’t drink regular milk). Thank you!

  15. Loved this recipe! Nutella is very expensive and hard to find in Tokyo (where I used to live). I already shared the recipe on my FB page and will email the recipe to some special friends! Thanks!

  16. OH MY! I may have just fell in love with you and your sister! lol THANK YOU! I would much rather make this than buy it!