Homemade Hazelnut Spread!

If you are obsessed with everything chocolate, you might want to give this homemade hazelnut spread a try!


  1. Roast 1 cup hazelnuts on baking sheet at 400 for 8 minutes. Watch carefully to make sure they don’t burn.
  2. Put hazelnuts in a kitchen towel and rub together so that skin falls off. Try to rub off remaining skin with your fingers.
  3. Place hazelnuts in food processor and puree for one minute. Scrape down bowl and continue for another minute. Scrape bowl again and puree another minute, for a total of 3 minutes.
  4. With the motor running, add 2 tbsp oil and ½ tsp vanilla and puree for about 30 seconds.
  5. Add 3tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder and ½ tsp salt and puree 30 seconds.
  6. You can stop at this point and you’ll have a hazelnut spread that tastes great, is slightly healthier but it will have more of a grainy texture. If you want something super smooth, add 5-10 ounces of melted chocolate and puree for 20-30 seconds, no more. I would recommend starting with 5 ounces.