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Nutella from Scratch

The notorious chocolate hazelnut spread from scratch!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 two tablespoons
Calories 63kcal
Author Tracy



  • Prep a double boiler to melt chocolate, by adding a pot of water to the stove and heat over high to boil and add a stainless steel bowl over the pot and add the chocolate.
  • Meanwhile, in a Vitamix, food processor, or blender, grind the hazelnuts into a paste. You may have to scrape down the edges to fully blend.
  • Add oil, sugar, cacao, salt, and vanilla and continue to blend. Again, you may need to scrape down the edges to ensure it all blends well.
  • While the water boils, let the chocolate melt and stir constantly - ensuring that it doesn't burn or overhead which will result in it seizing. Stir until it is smooth.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the hazelnut mixture and blend again until smooth.
  • Pour the homemade Nutella into a jar or other resealable container and let it cool and thicken. Or use immediately if desired.
  • Enjoy!


Serving Size: 2 tablespoons.  
Recipe Yield: 16 oz.
Melting Chocolate: You can also melt in the chocolate in a microwave by adding chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and melt for 60 seconds at 70% powder. Remove, mix, and then microwave for 30 seconds and remove from microwave and mix and repeat until chocolate is well melted. 


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg