Making a homemade Nutella alternative is surprisingly easy. You can make your own version of hazelnut chocolate spread with a higher hazelnut content compared to store-bought brands, and control the amount of sugar and oil that goes into your spread.

The simple way to enjoy them is to spread them over bread or toast for instant satisfaction. You can use them for baking pastries, as dipping for fruits and crackers, or just straight from the jar with a spoon.

You can also put our spread on our chocolate spiral mantou.

Note:

  • Keep part of the nuts spread at room temperature, this allows it to have a creamy and spreadable consistency, homemade hazelnut chocolate spread will stay fresh for 1-2 weeks at room temperature. Keep the remainder in the fridge for 3-6 months.

Chinese version: 自制榛子巧克力酱- Nutella替代品

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Hazelnut Chocolate Spread (Homemade Nutella)| MyKitchen101en

Yield: 320g

Ingredients:

  • 200g skinned raw Hazelnuts
  • 60g fine granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 20g butter (or Margarine)
  • 20g oil
  • 20g cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 20g milk powder
 

Instructions:

1 Place 200g raw hazelnuts evenly on a baking tray. Toast in a preheated oven at 160°C(320°F) for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Baking time may vary slightly depending on the individual oven. Or you may simply toast the nuts on a frying pan until golden brown.

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

2 Set aside to cool completely at a well-ventilated area.

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

3 Process the toasted hazelnuts with a food processor until fine.

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
 

4 Add in 60g sugar and ¼ tsp salt, blend thoroughly.

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

5 Add in 20g butter and just enough oil (20g) to get the mixture to blend smoothly. Process for about 2 minutes on high speed until the paste is completely smooth. Note: Add in oil gradually, you may not need the entire 20g.

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

6 Mix in 20g unsweetened cocoa powder and 20g milk powder. Process for another 5 minutes using low speed until the paste is completely smooth, pausing occasionally to scrape down the sides.

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

7 Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated, homemade hazelnut chocolate spread will stay fresh for 3-6 months in the fridge.

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
 
Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Hazelnut Chocolate Spread (Homemade Nutella)

You can make your own version of hazelnut chocolate spread with a higher hazelnut content compared to store-bought brands, and control the amount of sugar and oil that goes into your spread.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, How to
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 195 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 g skinned raw Hazelnuts
  • 60 g fine granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 20 g butter or Margarine
  • 20 g oil
  • 20 g cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 20 g milk powder

Instructions
 

  • Place 200g raw hazelnuts evenly on a baking tray. Toast in a preheated oven at 160°C(320°F) for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Baking time may vary slightly depending on the individual oven. Or you may simply toast the nuts on a frying pan until golden brown.
    Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
  • Set aside to cool completely at a well-ventilated area.
    Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
  • Process the toasted hazelnuts with a food processor until fine.
    Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
  • Add in 60g sugar and ¼ tsp salt, blend thoroughly.
    Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
  • Add in 20g butter and just enough oil (20g) to get the mixture to blend smoothly. Process for about 2 minutes on high speed until the paste is completely smooth. Note: Add in oil gradually, you may not need the entire 20g.
    Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
  • Mix in 20g unsweetened cocoa powder and 20g milk powder. Process for another 5 minutes using low speed until the paste is completely smooth, pausing occasionally to scrape down the sides.
    Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
  • Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated, homemade hazelnut chocolate spread will stay fresh for 3-6 months in the fridge.
    Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

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Notes

This recipe yield 320 g of spread divided into 10 servings.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 serving of 32 g (~2 tbsps) of spread. 
 
Keep part of the nuts spread at room temperature, this allows it to have a creamy and spreadable consistency, homemade hazelnut chocolate spread will stay fresh for 1-2 weeks at room temperature. Keep the remainder in the fridge for 3-6 months.
 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg
Keyword hazelnut chocolate spread, homemade nutella
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