5 from 7 votes
Homemade Nutella Chocolate Spread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Homemade Nutella Chocolate Spread is the perfect way to get that nutty chocolatey fix without any nasty ingredients. Made with hazelnuts, chocolate, icing (confectioners') sugar and a little oil.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 medium sized jar
Calories: 2746 kcal
Author: Emily Kemp
  • 2 cups (300g) hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp dark unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 tsp icing sugar (confectioners')
  • 1/2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 2.8 oz (80g) milk chocolate
  • 1.7 (50g) dark chocolate
  • 1 small pinch salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F/gas mark 5. Place the hazelnuts on a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, let cool. Once cooled rub the hazelnuts inside a tea towel or just use your hands to remove most of the skins.

  2. Once you've removed the skins add the hazelnuts to a food processor (a high-speed processor will give the best results) and blitz the nuts until they turn into butter. This can take around 10 minutes to become extra smooth and creamy. Make sure you stop the processor every so often to scrape down the sides.
  3. Once a smooth, liquid butter is formed add the cacao powder, icing (confectioners) sugar and oil. Blitz to combine.
  4. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl above a pot of simmering water (making sure the water doesn’t boil and the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Melt the chocolate then let cool slightly. You can also melt the chocolate in 30 second bursts in a microwave.

  5. Add the cooled chocolate to the hazelnut spread with a small pinch of salt and blitz until combined and super smooth. At this point you can adjust the sweetness to your liking. The texture will be runny, pour into a jar or container and place in the fridge until thickened.

Recipe Notes

You can adjust the sweetness with more icing sugar or vanilla extract to your liking. Try using dark chocolate only for a more intense chocolate hit. Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate.