Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Butter (Nutella) - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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Next time someone tells you that spending Monday afternoon making homemade Nutella isn’t the best plan ever, tell them just how wrong they are by giving them a taste of this!

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So I don’t think it’s any secret that chocolate is a huge friend of mine. ;p Well, nutella is definitely on the list of chocolatey good things that I loved as a kid. Here’s the thing though, have you ever looked at the ingredients list on the back of the package? It’s got a bunch of that just shouldn’t be in it like vegetable oil. I mean, if it’s just chocolate hazelnut butter, shouldn’t it be basically just that? Just some form of chocolate, hazelnuts, and something to make it sweet?

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I think so. Now is this the healthiest thing in the world even still? Not really. But come on, sometimes you just NEED nutella in your life.

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So you do need to use some form of liquid in this to help it blend and also to keep it spreadable. The first time I made this I was going to use some coconut milk until I realized I was out. I opted for a makeshift alternative (so professional here) and just added some dairy-free coffee creamer instead.

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The kind I used was largely made with coconut milk so it wasn’t all that different. I’m just adding this to let you know you can sometimes mix and match on these little details. Hey, getting in the kitchen doesn’t have to include strict rules and exacts all the time. That’s just no fun at all.

So after you’ve made this for yourself, what do you do with it? Well, you can go with the obvious choices like spreading it on toast or crackers. You can bake with it just like regular nutella. You can dip fruit in it. A popular one to try being bananas, however I prefer a crisp pink lady apple myself. (YU-UH-UM!) Then there’s always the easiest choice that is letting the animal in you take over and just dive in with a spoon! I don’t exactly recommend that, but like I said, no rules.

I really hope you get the chance to try making this because it’s so worth it and honestly way easier than you think. Some tips for making it though; #1. make sure your hazelnuts are still warm when you’re trying to get the skins off (and they don’t have to be perfectly skinned.) #2. Be prepared to scrape the sides down a bit while blending. And last but not least #3. Be prepared to share if you want peace in your house 😉

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Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Butter (Nutella)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: about 3 cups

Kiss your nutella cravings goodbye and make it at home! This recipe is simple, fast, and incredibly good!


2 cups raw, shelled hazelnuts
3/4 cup (120g) dairy-free dark chocolate (I used 72%)
1 teaspoon sea salt (optional)(but recommended)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/3 - 1/2 cup coconut milk


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and place the hazelnuts in a single layer on a baking tray. Roast them in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes, or until darkened.
Remove tray from the oven and allow them to cool for just a few minutes but not completely. Take clean, and slightly damp towel and place a few handfuls of the nuts inside. Wrap it around them and rub together to remove the skins. (Get off as much as possible but don't stress it. They don't have to be perfect.)
Place the nuts into a blender or food processor and pulse until the nuts are finely ground like a flour.
Melt the chocolate with 1/3 cup coconut milk in a double boiler and, once melted, add to the blender along with the vanilla, maple, and salt. Blend until smooth and add a but more milk if needed. Store in an air-tight container in refrigerator.


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Chocolate drinks are really delicious. It sounds so yummy..

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i really love so much chocolates😍😍😘

These look so damn good. I think I might be making these tonight.

This looks really bloody good!! As soon as I can find hazelnuts I need to try this!

das sieht auch wieder sehr lecker aus! eine tolle arbeit von dir!

Very exciting. You are a professional.wink.up

Come on, admit it, this whole blog is for me because you know I love Nutella!!! :)

Hello definitely the chocolate is able to join us all in one flavor, delicious your post. I love the chocolate, greetings

Hello definitely the chocolate is able to join us all in one flavor, delicious your post. I love the chocolate, greetings

This looks super delicious. I've never thought of preparing nutella before or had an idea of it. This is so beneficial and simplified. Thank you @gringalicious

@tobah Awww, it's always my pleasure! 😀

boah this looks awesome! 😍 yammie, I think you'll never buy Nutella again. True?

@rebeccaontheroof I think you're right! This is just SOOOOOO much better 😀

Looks delicious and thanks for the recipe let's see @bhargavivkothari can made it for me or not ha ha ha

Yum....I love Nutella!
Thanks fo sharing & Steem On :)

Mmmm I bet that's awesome on absolutely anything

@jeffjagoe I am so on board with that. Yes, nutella everyTHANG!😆

it's nice if you can taste the homemade Nutella, I will try to make it myself in my kitchen, and thank you very much for the tips of his beloved friend @gringalicious.

@anwars Thanks, and I really hope you love it! 👍

Okay, the name of this food item reached out and grabbed me! I love both hazelnuts and chocolate, so how can it go wrong??

Hi dear this chocolate hazelnut butter need just some crepes to enjoy it!
Have a nice day!

@creativewoman Yeah, crepes would be the best with this. What a great idea!

Guao... que delicioso! un postre para deleitarse el paladar!

OMG, these lookbeautifull, delicious, amazing! I LOVED

@jaby That's so encouraging. Thank you!

Delicious desert I will show this recipe to my mom's maybe she will make it. I never tried any sweet dishes which used nutella as main indergent. A special applause to you presentation skill which making it look More yummy. 😋😋
I have upvote following and comment maybe on your past I believe you do the same. I am not spamming but it always go have a so popular STEEMIAN on my side.

@shivaay 😀 Thanks for your kind support and I hope you get to taste this!

mmm yummy! I love nutella! This homemade version looks on point! I will have to try it out sometime. :) Great photos!

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Girl, this is glory made dissert. With churros, with bread, on ice cream, with cookies and alone... just glorious!

I like Nutella but as you wrote the list of ingredients in this famous dessert is terrifying so your healthier version of it is something that I like! 😊

I love chocolate Soo much and I like Nutella to and it look damn good, I will try this one day.

I like chocolate flavors especially home made drinks.

That looks so good.
Having them with brown bread would look good.
Maybe even better with a spiral design with Vanilla cream with chocolate chips. (like polar opposites, no?)