9 Dec 2013

Homemade Nutella

Remember when I told you all that I would be making a lot of Nutella recipes?

Well that idea kind of fell on its face. I ended up taking the jar of Nutella out every so often, grabbing a spoon, and just eat a scoop. If I was feeling fancy, I would add some peanut butter.

I know, right? I'm super classy.

So now my Nutella stash is all gone, and I'm stuck at home, twiddling my thumbs and wanting some Nutella. The only thing is, I didn't want the cashiers at the grocery store to see me day after day, buying a jar of Nutella (ok, maybe not THAT often...) so I decided to make it myself. I mean, come on! Everyone is doing it!

And since it is close enough to Christmas to make me pull my hair out thinking of Christmas gift ideas, I can cross at least one person off my list, as I will be making them this delicious homemade spread. I'm not sure if I'll ever buy Nutella again!

Adapted from; One Good Thing by Jillee
What you'll need:

-2 cups boiling water
-3 tablespoons baking powder
-1 cup hazelnuts
-12 oz chocolate chips
-2 tablespoons canola oil
-3 tablespoons icing sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon salt


    1.   In a medium saucepan, bring the 2 cups water to a boil. Add the baking soda, then add the hazelnuts. Boil for around 3 minutes. The water will be black.
    2.   Pour the hazelnuts into a colander and turn on the cold water faucet. Using your hands, roll off the peels.
    3.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
    4.   Boil 5 cups of water and pour in a medium bowl.
    5.   Place the chocolate chips in a smaller bowl, and place it into the bowl full of water. Mix the chocolate chips until the mixture is smooth, making sure not to let the water mix in with the chocolate.
    6.   Dry the hazelnuts, and bake in the preheated oven for around 12 minutes. Remove and let cool.
    7.   In a food processor, pulse the hazelnuts until it forms a paste. Add the oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt, and process until mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and blend well. 

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  1. I would definitely eat this over a jar of Nutella anytime! I should get on this now that I have food processor, thanks to my mother-in-law.

  2. I know the feeling...when there is not Nutella around. This looks like something I should try :)

  3. Cathleen, I want to give you a big hug right now!!

  4. Oh homemade nutella! I love it! Thank you for sharing. I just made a loaf of bread and I think this would be the perfect addition!

  5. this is such a brilliant idea... thanks for sharing... bookmarked!

  6. Nice work on making nutella at home!

  7. I can never be trusted around nutella! I eat it up too quickly!

  8. Great recipe. And one I would rather use than the stuff out of a jar!

  9. This looks fantastic! I've heard of making your own nutella but have never tried it myself. Yours looks like it turned out great so I'll have to give it a try. =)

  10. Cathleen , this recipe is great ! If only hazelnuts here are as cheap as one bottle of Nutella lol Homemade Nutella though sounds wonderful !

  11. homemade nutella, sound absolutely delicious!

  12. I am a recovering Nutella-aholic! Love the stuff and now I need to make my own. Great idea :) Merry Christmas Cathleen.

  13. I stopped buying Nutella for that very reason--Instead of baking with it, I just kept eating it! I've been meaning to try making my own one of these days--It seems easy enough!

  14. This is something I keep telling myself I'm going to try but I haven't done it yet. You win the prize for being first.

  15. Thank you for linking up at the Blog Strut! I've pinned it but I'd LOVE to share it on Twitter too. Do you have a Twitter name so I can tag you in it?

    Have a fabulous day!
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  16. I shouldn't have seen this!!! Would love for you to come & share at my party http://mommyondemand.com/create-bake-9/

  17. Thanks for posting this! I can make just enough for me.


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