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DIY: Nutella Hazelnut Spread

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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6 thoughts on “DIY: Nutella Hazelnut Spread”

  1. pyrmom says:

    Sounds like an interesting recipe.
    Check the housebrands of Nutella products. The Kroger’s in Dallas, TX offers its own housebrand which I still have to try and since I can take advantage of the 10% seniors discount the cost will be around $2.25 a jar.
    Dollar General has from time to time a Nutella like product for around $3.00 a jar.
    Granted Nutella can be expensive but if you shop around you may be surprised at what you can find.
    Again, thanks for the tasty recipe.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We go through so much of this at my house! Anyone know of the approximate cost breakdown? Also, how long does this keep in the fridge since it does not have added preservatives?

    • 2savtyme says:

      You do not need to refrigerate, it lasts forever, just don’t let your hubby/kids/self dip in and re-dip with the same spoon!!!!!!!

    • Tammy says:

      The cost breakdown would really be helpful since the nuts maybe pricey

  3. This sounds like a great idea! That combination of items can make that sweet goodness last longer than a typical jar.

  4. MDeniseJ says:

    This sounds awesome. My kids love nutella. I will be trying this very soon.