How to make homemade chocolate hazelnut spread

This recipe for DIY chocolate hazelnut spread taste better (and is better for you) than its store-bought counterpart. Kids will love helping to make it!

How to make homemade chocolate hazelnut spread

Photo: Jodi Pudge

Chocolate hazelnut spread

You’ll need

1 1/2 cups hazelnuts, 1/3 cup finely chopped chocolate, 2 tbsp honey

How to make homemade chocolate hazelnut spreadPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Kitchen equipment

Food processor, baking sheet, clean towel, mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons

baking sheet, glass bowl, measuring cups, spoons and a spatulaPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet and bake for 10 min or until the skins have split and are lightly toasted.

Hazelnuts on a sheet panPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Step 2

Cool nuts slightly, then pour out onto a kitchen towel, fold over to enclose, and rub vigorously to remove skins.

Little boy rolling hazelnuts in a tea towelPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Step 3

Place nuts in a food processor and grind, scraping down sides as needed, until they have released their oils and look like peanut butter.

Hazelnuts whirled up in a food processorPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Step 4

Transfer hazelnut butter to a bowl, add melted chocolate and honey, and stir to combine. Store at room temperature for up to 1 week. Tip: Is someone allergic to hazelnuts in your house? Substitute with almonds. It tastes just as great!

Little boy squeezing honey into a bowlPhoto: Jodi Pudge

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This article was originally published on May 11, 2018

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