Condiments, Other Sweets

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread


Instead of buying these chocolate spreads, make your own!


We’ve created two recipes, one with dairy and one without. For either version, start by grinding nuts in a food processor to a fine paste – but don’t forget to remove those bitter skins first: How to Prepare & Peel Hazelnuts.

Both versions are equally delicious, and everyone I gave a taste test to like both in a different way!

The finer you can grind the nuts the smoother the mixture will be. If you have a Vitamix style blender, once everything has been combined I would run it through the blender one last time to try and get it as smooth and creamy as possible. But regardless, its equally delicious with a slightly nutty texture!


Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Marla Hingley
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 2 cups


Version 1

  • 1 cup hazelnuts roasted/skinned
  • ¼-1/2 cup powdered sugar to taste
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk or milk substitute

Version 2

  • 1 cup hazelnuts roasted/skinned
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ lb semi sweet chocolate melted
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Pinch salt


  • For Version 1, grind nuts in a food processor to a fine paste then add remaining ingredients. Adjust to taste with more sugar if needed and more milk until a spreadable consistency is formed.
  • For Version 2, grind nuts in a food processor to a fine paste. In a separate bowl add butter to melted chocolate, stirring until smooth. Whisk in cream and salt, and nut paste.
  • For both, pour into jars and keep in fridge until needed.
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