Homemade Heaven...Nutella

I am about to give you the BEST. RECIPE. EVER! So get your ovens prepped, your measuring cups out, and get ready to make a jar filled with happiness and rainbows. If you have a nut allergy, this may compromise your ability to enjoy this treat and I apologize now, but you are not completely out of luck. Google “nut-free Nutella recipes” and you will find a several so you can enjoy the heavenly treat as well!

So, if you didn’t already gather from the title or the previous sentence (I lack in surprises), we are making a homemade jar of “Nutella”!

I figured it was a perfect time to post this recipe since I am journeying to the chocolate capital this weekend (Hershey, PA). This is a surprisingly simple and a lot cheaper than buying a $6-8+ dollar jar from the grocery store (I bought my nuts in bulk to help reduce cost)! Also, this recipe is probably a lot better for your body because YOU know what is going in the jar. No more nasty preservatives!

Now, I did not follow the standard “Nutella” recipe that calls for hazelnuts. I used almonds which in no way compromised taste. However, you can easily sub the almonds in my recipe with hazelnuts if you desire.

Homemade “Nutella”

  • 2 C Almonds (or Hazelnuts)
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1/3 C Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 2 TBSP Oil (I used EVOO)
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and cover a cookie sheet with your almonds (or hazelnuts). Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  2. After letting the roasted almonds cool, add the nuts to your food processor. Begin to blend for several minutes, occasionally scrapping the sides, until the nuts form a creamy paste. This process can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes depending on the quality of your food processor.
  3.  Once creamy, add sugar, cocoa, oil, and vanilla extract and continue to blend until fully mixed. It will look like Nutella!
  4. Add the “Nutella” to a jar (I used a Mason Jar) which will need to be refrigerated to extend the shelf life. If you are like me, you may eat this in a matter of days. :)

I personally found this delicious beyond my expectations. It is definitely one of those recipes where you are licking the food processor bowl as you are cleaning up.

Oh and what is also so great about this recipe is that you don’t have to make it into Nutella. You can make it almond butter by stopping before adding the sugar, cocoa, oil, and vanilla! Just load it into a jar and you have a tasty batch of almond butter.

 I prefer adding some organic agave syrup to sweeten it just a tad, but it all is based on your own taste buds! This will also save you a great deal of cash because I have been told some jars run as high as $10!!! No thanks! I’ll take the time to make my own. J

Are you a major Nutella fan? How do you eat it?

What are your feelings on the price of nut butters like Nutella, Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, etc?


  1. Oh man, that gif gives me a stomach-ache. And I enjoy eating right out of the peanut butter jar as much as the next guy.

    Don't judge too harshly, but I prefer peanut butter to nutella.

    1. I have received a similar response to the image on my pinterest. Haha. If you have ever seen the actual video, it can get somewhat difficult to watch.

      I will not judge your peanut butter preference! It is a delicious treat that I, too, thoroughly enjoy! :o)


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