Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
To be on the safe side we’ve named this “Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread”, but, let’s be honest, this is an even-more-delicious homemade version of the Nutella we all know and love. From the moment you take in the toasting hazelnuts wafting from the oven, you’ll be hooked! Serve this on toast for breakfast, or update your favorite fluffer-nutter for lunch. Or, do like we like we did in the picture and smear it between the layers of bread pudding for an instant favorite.
chocolate hazelnut spread cooking information
- Yield: About : 2-3 Cups
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes
chocolate hazelnut spread recipe ingredients
- 1 12-ounce Bag Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Pound Fresh Hazelnuts
- 1/4 Cup Coarse Sugar (like Sugar in the Raw, or turbinado sugar)
- Vegetable Oil
chocolate hazelnut spread recipe instruction
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Pour your hazelnuts onto a cookie sheet and place in the oven. Cook until golden brown and fragrant.
- Next, place your chocolate chips and sugar in a food processor. Pulse until the chocolate chips are broken up.
- When the hazelnuts are finished cooking, remove from the oven and immediately place in the food processor while they are still hot. Pulse together until the chocolate is melted and the hazelnuts are a fine consistency.
- While the chocolate concoction is still blending, slowly pour the vegetable oil through the spout. Pour enough oil until it is as smooth and velvety as you wish.
- Once everything is smooth (it will be a little chunky) transfer to a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator.
chocolate hazelnut spread tips and tricks
- Store your homemade Nutella in the refrigerator because it will last longer there. It will harden up from the cold, when you’re ready to use it, transfer to a microwavable bowl and cook/stir it short increments of time until it is smooth again.
- Fresh hazelnuts can be hard to find. Hazelnuts are also referred to as “filberts” in some stores. I have seen them in my everyday grocery store as well as specialty markets, but I would recommend that you make calls before you head out to find them. Also, buy the pre-shelled nuts to save yourself a lot of time.