If you have not already been caught up in the Nutella craze, this is a great time to try it out. This tasty homemade version is probably a little healthier than the store bought option, substituting coconut oil for palm oil. Plus, we think you’ll love our homemade nutella in these Homemade Nutella Pop Tarts!
While I always have to keep a batch off Homemade Nutella for myself, I love to include a jar or two in a basket of fresh apples, hot cocoa ingredients, or with other handmade goodies as a sweet Christmas gift. This recipe is also delicious in homemade poptarts, slathered on toast, on pancakes or waffles, and mixed into ice cream- really, the chocolate possibilities are endless. 🙂 Add a pretty bow and homemade tag, and your gift recipient will be impressed with your culinary skills (even though it is pretty darn simple to make). Grab your spatula, high powered blender, and let’s set to creating this amazing DIY version of a supermarket favorite – Nutella! Go ahead and grab a spoon too, because you are going to want to sample this. Experiment with extracts other than vanilla to give your Nutella a unique taste. YUMMY!
If you love this Homemade Nutella, be sure to check out our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series, where you’ll find other great inexpensive DIY Homemade Gifts!
1 cup hazelnuts
semi sweet chocolate
2 T. coconut oil
3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350°
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
Spread hazelnuts on prepared baking sheet.
Roast for 10 minutes.
Transfer hazelnuts to food processor or blender, puree until smooth-approximately 5 minutes. If you are using a standard blender you may find that you need to scrape down the sides often to incorporate all the hazelnuts.
Add in cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and salt until well mixed.
Drizzle in melted coconut oil and blend until just combined.
Transfer to an airtight container like a small mason jar.
Mixture will keep in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
When gifting add a piece of twine or ribbon, and a simple handmade tag with contents written on it.
This Homemade Nutella is perfect in our Homemade Nutella Pop Tarts recipe! See it here: Homemade Nutella Pop Tarts