Homemade Nutella

Written by chanie on March 24th, 2015

Making my own nutella has been on my list forever. It’s just one of those things that I’ve always wanted to make, but I never got around to it. Now that I finally made a batch, it’s going to be a regular here – it’s just that easy and that good.

If you’ve never made your own nut butter, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s so much better than the store-bought stuff that’s loaded with additives! You can make nut butter out of just about any nut, and there’s nothing to it! You just let it go in the food processor until it’s creamy. It goes from chopped to a sort of greasy chop, then it turns to a creamy consistency with lots of pieces in it, and finally it reaches the beautiful consistency of butter.

There are so many things you can add to nut butter too. Maple syrup, honey, molasses, cinnamon, gingerbread spices, pumpkin spices, and of course….CHOCOLATE.

Chocolate nut butter is definitely my nut butter of choice. Last year, I made chocolate walnut butter for Passover and put it on just about everything. Now that California Gourmet has come out with soy-free kosher for Passover chocolate chips, I’m so excited about all the chocolate nut butter possibilities!

This incredible new brand has 48% cocoa for a rich chocolaty flavor that’s not too sweet. It’s non-GMO, gluten free, nut free, dairy free and with just 3 ingredients, you know you are eating clean. The kosher for Passover chips are made with just cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa butter – that’s it!

I love that California Gourmet’s new product makes eating nutella feel guilt-free! You can eat it with fruit, drizzled over yogurt, mixed into cookies or cake, and smeared over matza (if your custom allows). Me? I eat a spoonful right out of the jar for a decadent treat!

Now if you want to pick up a bag of kosher for Passover California Gourmet chocolate chips, they’re making it into stores nationwide (view the list here). If your store carries the red bag (which contains soy and is not kosher for Passover), you can ask them to bring in the Passover variety as it is available through the same distributor. If you are unable to get the chocolate at a store near you, you can also order it online here or replace it with some good quality chocolate instead.

Now that we’ve got our nutella ready, stay tuned for some banana nutella ice cream, coming to the blog real soon!

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  1. Yum! I’ve had homemade Nutella on my to do list ever since I started blogging!! (A long time). Yours looks delicious.

  2. Michael says:

    If the hazelnuts are already skinned do they need to be roasted

  3. Yum! I always make homemade nutella with cocoa powder but this melted chocolate version sounds totally amazing!

  4. Brenda Borzykowski says:

    I am allergic to hazelnuts what other nut could I use?

    • chanie says:

      Hazelnuts are the only nut that can make the nutella flavor, but you can definitely make chocolate nut butter. I’ve done it with walnuts and it’s delicious.

  5. Though I like to indulge in nutella on the regular – I’ve never tried a home made version before. This is definitely a healthier and probably more delicious option!

  6. Laura says:

    Yummm!! I made Nutella a couple of weeks ago, but I used cacao instead of melted chocolate. I bet melted chocolate would give it that really drippy consistency which I love. I’ll have to try it next time:)

  7. Faigy says:

    How can I use it in baking to showcase the flavor? I don’t want to hide it in a recipe. Have you tried it in your ganache pie, or a frosting?

    • chanie says:

      I would search the web for recipes with nutella and see what you like. I like the idea of using it in the ganache tart, but I’m not sure what the texture would be with the nuts included.

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