Easy Homemade Nutella

Monday, May 9, 2011

I made homemade Nutella a while back, took a bunch of pictures, and realized I never got around to posting them! So here is my first attempt at chocolate butter spread. I took a cue from Robin over at Our Semi Organic Life and used almonds instead of hazelnuts because I don't know where to buy hazelnuts and mostly, I think they are weird looking.




I started by toasting the almonds. This gave the finished product a more almondy taste so I would skip this step if you want your chocolate butter more chocolaty then almondy.




I put 2 cups of my toasting almonds in the food processor and let it run for a very long time. First they turned to a find ground powder, keep processing.



Eventually, the almonds turn to a peanut butter looking ball.





The next step is adding the chocolate. I used coco powder and powdered sugar. The recipes I googled said to use just a few table spoons of coco and something like a half a cup of powedered sugar but I ended up just pouring in tons of both until I liked the taste. Keep mixing and you end up with this texture.




Using two cups of almonds and a lot of powdered sugar and chocolate I ended up getting almost two jars full of homemade chocolate butter.



Overall it was really easy to make and using almonds it ended up being much cheaper (and possibly healthier? maybe?) than the Nutella you buy at the store and just as delicious! Try it!

24 comments:

Robin said...

wow thanks for the mention! I'm flattered! Yours looks better than mine turned out. I think perhaps I just needed to add more chocolate! ;)

Sarah said...

This looks good and I love any reason to use the food processor. I'm going t give this a go. Thanks!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Brilliant idea. I love chocolate nut butters. These would make such a cute gift. We gave homemade fudge sauce for Christmas last year. May have to step up my game this year with homemade nutella!

aj said...

Ahhhhhh mazing! You know I'm obsessed with the stuff! Will surely be trying this!!

<3
aj

ErinMSW said...

Ooooh, that looks incredible. Definitely gonna have to give it a try.

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

Yum! I'm pinning this to my Pinterest!!

I wonder how long the finished product keeps in the fridge...though chocolate almond spread will probably get ate pretty quickly!

Marie said...

Love it! As a Nutella fan I think I will try this homemade recipe - definitely healthier!
Thanks for sharing Julie!!

birdie to be said...

Wow... this really looks amazing! I will save it in my recipe book!

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natasha {schue love} said...

Wow...this looks so good! Such a good idea to make it from scratch! :)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

oh my...i could live off this stuff!

Laura *You Stir Me* said...

mmm, this does look delicious. I almost didn't click on this post in my reader because I can't have any distractions from my diet but I'm so glad I did! I think it's healthier than the store brand - sure, why not? ;)

stephanie [the merry way] said...

No WAY - my husband loves nutella but it had never dawned on me that you could make it homeade - this is wonderful and looks pretty easy! Thanks so much for posting!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Woohoo! We have a ton of hazelnuts that I bought over Christmas - I think honestly this is the only way to use em all up!

CoCo Wray said...

I love this. I am a HUGE lover of Nutella, so I'll have to try this out! Thanks for sharing.

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I'm in LOVE with Nutella!! Look at you makin it all home-made!! ;)

la petite coquine said...

This sounds divine! John is actually crazy for almond butter, so I'm sure he'd love this even more than the classic Nutella!

Natasha said...

This is awesome! I've never thought to make my own Nutella until now! Thanks for sharing Julie!
xo

Paige Elyse said...

Ah, One word. Yum. :) I love your blog.

www.paigelyse.blogspot.com

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

OOOO THIS LOOKS SO YUMMY.

JelenaDoll ~ said...

wow this looks awesome ! Thanks for sharing :)
xx

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

Mmmm! I must try this one soon...looks Delicious :) Thank you for sharing!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

OMG! Did someone say Nutella?! I have never thought of making them before. But after reading this post I wanna make them A.S.A.P. Nutella= love

Brittany H. said...

Do you know that this is not allowed in my house? I'll eat the whole jar! In this case, it wouldn't even make it to the jar!

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Sincerely, Jill said...

I am all over this.... What a great hostess or random present for a friend.

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