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Homemade Nutella recipe

If you're looking for the perfect recipe to recreate Nutella, look no further. Here's how to make your favourite chocolate spread at home.

nutella with yellow background

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Nutella is near-impossible to resist but, when it's so easy to make at home, you'll wonder why you ever bought it in-store.

The hazelnuts will be the priciest ingredient to buy. However, if you're a keen baker, you'll likely have most of (if not all) the other ingredients at home already. So, you could find yourself saving a nice amount of money by making Nutella at home.

Plus, if you're looking for a last-minute gift, homemade Nutella in a cute, hand-labelled jar is bound to please any sweet-toothed friend.

All this talk of chocolate has got us thinking of chocolate truffles – and it just so happens we've got a recipe for those too. 😉

How to make chocolate spread

jar of chocolate spread

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  • 275g hazelnuts (£2.65)*
  • 6 tablespoon cocoa powder (£0.26)
  • 150g icing sugar (£0.25)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (£0.01)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (£0.12)
  • 175ml rapeseed oil/vegetable oil (£0.18).

Total cost: £3.47.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Roast the hazelnuts in the oven for about 10 minutes until slightly browning.
  3. Add the hazelnuts to a food processor and puree until really smooth.
  4. Add the sugar, salt, vanilla and cocoa powder and then puree for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the oil and puree for 30 seconds more.
  6. If you have a sieve, then strain the mixture to get the last bits out. If not, this is fine – it will just have a bit of texture.
  7. Enjoy!

It's as simple as that to make your own Nutella by using simple ingredients – we particularly recommend trying it on homemade pancakes.

Did you know that dark chocolate is actually one of the best revision snacks you can have? 

*Based on Tesco and Asda prices from April 2020.


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