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DIY: Nutella Hazelnut Spread

Katie.Femia

I may or may not have finished a whole jar of Nutella in one sitting. Waterboarding couldn’t make me admit it. But anyone who has ever tried it’s chocolatey and hazelnut goodness on cookies might relate.

Nutella is a creamy spread—the perfect mix of salty and sweet. It is yummy on toast, fruit, crackers, or whatever else you can think of dipping in it.

A jar can run more than $6.00 at Walmart. That, my friends, is a costly addiction! So here’s a trick to whip up your own batch for a whole lot less.

You Need:

  • 1 cup of toasted hazelnuts (baking aisle)
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • (Makes about 6 ounces of spread)

The Steps:

  • Using food processor, blend hazelnuts to the consistency of smooth butter.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and continue blending until smooth and creamy.
  • Dive in! If there’s any leftover, store it in the fridge.

It is salty, sweet, and highly addictive. You have been warned!

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