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Overhead closely cropped horizontal image of a brown chocolate hazelnut spread in a white ceramic bowl with a knife, on a blue cloth.

Homemade Nutella

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


What’s toasty and vanilla-ey and chocolatey all over? This homemade “Nutella” loaded with cocoa, maple, and freshly roasted hazelnuts.


  • 1 cup whole hazelnuts
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch coarse salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the hazelnuts onto a rimmed baking sheet and toast, shaking the pan once halfway through, until lightly golden and toasted, about 10 minutes. Allow the nuts to cool slightly and then, using a clean dish towel, rub them gently to remove the skins.
  3. Add the nuts to a food processor and pulse until the consistency reaches a thick butter. Pour in the cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt and process until very smooth and spreadable. Spoon the mixture into a jar with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate.
  4. Allow the spread to come to room temperature before use.
  • Category: Sauces and Spreads
  • Method: Baking, No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Snacks

Keywords: Nutella, chocolate, hazelnut, chocolate hazelnut spread