Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread - Oh, Yum

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Can you believe that I've been back to work for one day and I'm already about 200 posts behind in my blog reading? Eeeek! I can't keep up!

Anyway, I had been dying to try a recipe for homemade hazelnut spread (aka homemade nutella) for ages. As per Resolution #14: Try a New Recipe At Least Once a Week, I decided to go for it. I ignored the fact that doing so would kinda contradict Resolution #3: Eat Healthier.

{Note: The recipe I followed was from the blog Su Good Sweets and can be found here.}

Here's how it went down:

I roasted up some raw hazelnuts, removed the skins, and then pureed them in a blender until they were all liquidy.

I dumped in some simple ingredients including powdered sugar and cocoa. Mmmm, sugary goodness.

I blended everything up and made a delicious, chocolately mess.

I poured it into a mason jar.

I thought about all of the things I could eat it on (if I hadn't made that dumb resolution): strawberries, crepes, fresh bread......

I cutified the jar a bit.

And then I taste-tested my masterpiece. Conclusion? Best. Recipe. Ever.

Apparently it's healthier than the commercial version 'cause there is less sugar and the oils are all from the nuts..... or something. I'll just keep telling myself that. :)


  1. O.M.G. that looks scrumptious!!!!!! I must try it!

  2. Claire, you MUST try it.

    It was super easy and sooooooo good.

  3. Most definitely healthier - one of my goals/resolutionst last year, which is ongoing, was to become more "natural" in my eating and self-care product choices. I think it definitely makes a huge difference to reduce and eliminate sources of sugar, additives, chemicals, and other unhealthy ingredients - so even a treat like that delicious-looking spread becomes less toxic!

  4. Sarah your pics are awesome! The spread looks good too!lol

  5. Looks Delish!! Love the cutified jar too! Wanted to stop in and thank you for the comment on my blog! Really appreciate your feedback!

  6. Dear Auntie Sarah

    I don`t know if you know this but hazelnut chocolate spread is my most favorite thing on the planet!
    Love Hendrix xoxo

    p.s. my birthday is saturday and that would be the best gift ever!! wink wink

  7. What are you trying to do to me?? I love Nutella and this looks just like it. Can you buy bagged hazelnuts already shelled?

  8. That looks so tasty! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe.


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