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Homemade Nutella

4.68 from 28 votes
Make Homemade Nutella with just a few simple ingredients and enjoy a healthier version of the delicious chocolatey spread.
Homemade Nutella and Crepes made from scratch. Never buy store bought Nutella again.

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WHAT YOU GET: Creamy, chocolatey, and nutty Homemade Nutella – a perfect topping and addition to any of your favorite desserts. Unlike store-bought Nutella, my Homemade Nutella recipe can be made in under an hour with just a few simple ingredients.

Nutella makes a regular appearance here on Bigger Bolder Baking. I love any versatile ingredient, and my Homemade Nutella recipe can really be used for every and any dessert. This delicious chocolatey spread especially pairs nicely with my Homemade Crepes and in my 3 Ingredient Nutella recipes

What Can I Use Instead Of Hazelnuts?

Hazelnuts have particular properties which suit the chocolate in this recipe, just as peanuts suit peanut butter. However, I know hazelnuts may not be readily available in some countries, so you can make my Homemade Nutella using any nut – it’s simply up to your preference of nut flavors. 

Try a small portion with any nut that has a little oil in them like almonds, peanuts, macadamia, and Brazil nuts. These nuts are great for this recipe because they’re ‘fleshy’, making them easy to skin. You will need to roast the nuts slightly for the best flavor. I recommend roasting them for about 8 minutes in a 180C/350F oven before blending.

If you’re looking for a nut-free Homemade Nutella, try replacing them with your favorite seeds!

Tools You Need To Make Homemade Nutella:

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Cloth towel
  • Food processor (alternatively, blender)
  • Spatula

3-Ingredient Nutella desserts, that can use my Homemade Nutella!

How Do I Make My Nutella Smooth?

The Nutella we all know and love is extra smooth and silky. In order to achieve a similar smooth texture for your Homemade Nutella, make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl so that all of the nuts get blended up well. It’s crucial for the nut paste to be very smooth to prevent a grainy texture.

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making The Best Homemade Nutella:

  • Did your Homemade Nutella set up overnight? Simply pop it in the microwave for a few seconds or stand the jar in a bowl of warm water to resolve it!
  • Want a vegan substitute? Try my Healthy Nutella (Vegan) recipe! Alternatively, you can use vegan chocolate or a higher cocoa content chocolate.
  • For sugar substitutes, check out my article ‘The Best Sugar Substitutes for Baking & FREE Substitutes Chart!’.
  • Although vanilla extract packs a stronger flavor since it comes directly from the beans, vanilla essence will work in a pinch!
  • If you’re using a blender instead of a food processor, blend the nuts in smaller amounts so that they don’t bind the motor.

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Homemade Nutella Recipe

4.68 from 28 votes
Make my Homemade Nutella recipe with just a few simple ingredients and enjoy a healthier version of the delicious chocolatey spread.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 jars
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Make my Homemade Nutella recipe with just a few simple ingredients and enjoy a healthier version of the delicious chocolatey spread.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 jars


  • 1 cup (generous) (5 ¼ oz /150g) hazelnuts
  • 100 grams (4oz) milk chocolate (melted and cooled)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (65g/2 1/4oz) icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (or any flavorless oil)


  • Roast at 200º C for 10-15 mins until very fragrant and well roasted.
  • While warm rub them vigorously with a cloth towel to remove as much of the skins as possible.
  • Place the hazelnuts in a food processor and blend until it forms a very smooth peanut butter-like paste. This takes a little over 2 minutes. Note: While it is processing make sure to scrape down the bowl so that all of the nuts get blended up well. You need the nut paste to be very smooth.
  • When the paste resembles peanut butter and is smooth and shiny on top then it is done. You need to get it smooth now so that your finished Nutella will also be smooth
  • Add in the remaining ingredients: Cocoa powder, icing sugar, cooled melted chocolate, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil.
  • Continue blending all of these ingredients together for around another 90 seconds or so. Just like before, stop the machine to wipe down the sides to ensure everything is getting blended. When it is smooth and is lovely and shiny then it is done.
  • Store your Nutella in an airtight jar at room temperature for 4 weeks.



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Carmen Tenney
Carmen Tenney
3 years ago

Can I rate this 10 stars?!? This recipe is amazing. I made this for my kids as they love Nutella. I love it so much….. there goes my Keto diet!! Yummy yum yum yum.

2 years ago

Hi Gemma, congratulations to your bundle of joy!
I have made your Nutella recipe twice with a little modification! Instead of milk chocolate I added bittersweet chocolate. It is awesome!
Thank you for sharing your recipes!!!

8 months ago

Hi Gemma, I can’t get a hold of any white chocolate hazelnut spreads (which taste just like the filling of a kinder bueno) since it’s always hard to get. Some recipes I’ve seen are quite similar to your homemade Nutella recipe and was wondering if you could give us your take on this addicting spread! Wishing you all the best!

11 months ago

Hi Gemma,
How can I make hazelnut paste/butter/gianduja? Is it roasted hazelnuts blended until it turns into a paste (like you have here), or should I be adding something else like milk or semi-sweet chocolate to it?

Thanks, I know I can rely on your advice 😊

1 year ago

Dear Gemma,
Thanks for another amazing recipe.
I have a small problem though. When I put the Nutella into the jar, it had a wonderful smooth texture, but the next morning, it had hardened. Any idea what went wrong and how I can salvage it? Tastes delicious, just not spreadable.
Thanks a bunch!

#Nutella-less freak (lol)
#Nutella-less freak (lol)
1 year ago

Hello!!!!!!! I REALLY NEED HELP ASAP. I was making my nutella but it was too grainy, and never formed a smooth paste.What am I supposed to do? I’M FREAKING OUT (not really ha ha ha)

Poojani Weerakkody
Poojani Weerakkody
1 year ago

Hi Gemma, Actually I don’t have a food processor. So can I use my blender or the grinder instead of the food processor. Thanks

2 years ago

Hi, I didn’t see my question in the comments yet: how to make a vegan version? Just use vegan chocolate? Or can chocolate be left out?
Love your youtube channel btw 🙂

2 years ago

Hi Gemma, I want to make this but my family doesn’t use Nutella much, so I was wondering if I could store this in the fridge for longer than four weeks? If not no worries.😊

2 years ago

Hi Gemma!
As I look through more and more of your recipes, I’m finding so many things you can make at home! “At this point you can make anything at home” – Quote-on-quote from my sister. LOL.
It’s mind-blowing and super amazing!
One question: At what temperature Fahrenheit do we roast the hazelnuts?
Thank you!
Lots of love,
Gabbie 🙃

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