Recipe For Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

When I was younger I had an Italian friend Rosanna, and I spent a lot of time at her house. We would often enjoy a spoonful (or three) of nutella, right out of the jar and I thought that this treat came only from Italy. At that age I did not even know you could buy it in our shops and I still sneak some back from Italy when ever we visit as they serve it at breakfast in small containers. I read Lorraine’s recipe for nutella and decided I could easily make this using fructose instead of sugar. I loved eating nutella when I was younger and I have certainly missed this treat since I stopped eating sucrose based products at home. But, I totally messed up! I decided to half the recipe and I did that for the first two ingredients, but not for the rest! I decided not to go back and ‘fix’ it, and so I have called this a chocolate hazelnut spread instead of nutella. It really is moreish, and it makes a great cake topping instead of icing. This version is not as smooth as the commercial version, but I kind of like the texture from the nuts.

how do you like to enjoy your nutella?

"Almond Financiers Dipped In A Chocolate Hazelnut Spread"
Almond Financiers Dipped In A Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

 

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
 
Ingredients
  • 88g roasted, skinned hazelnuts
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 30mls fructose
  • 15mls cocoa powder
  • 5mls vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 30mls canola oil
Method
  1. Melt the chocolate over a bain marie
  2. Grind the hazelnuts in a food processor until super fine
  3. Once don, add the fructose, cocoa, vanilla and oil one at a time, processing between each addition
  4. Add the salt and process until smooth
  5. Add the melted chocolate and mix well
  6. Place into sterilized glass jars
  7. Tap the side of the bottle gently on your work surface to get rid of bubbles
  8. Put the lid on and leave to cool
  9. Refrigerate until needed

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27 thoughts on “Recipe For Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

  1. Wow, Tandy – great!

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    1. It tastes great!

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  2. What a grand & very tasty recipe! I love your version the most!

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    1. *blush* thank you!

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  3. I love Nutella for breakfast on toast. It’s so good!

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    1. Tomorrow morning I shall try some on croissants!

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  4. Chocolate and hazelnuts, who could resist. I dont think I would ake this though because I would have to keep eating it
    My Kitchen Stories sharing the blog ♥ In My Kitchen March 2013My Profile

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    1. I have surprised myself by not dipping my spoon in every day!

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  5. I’ve been wanting to make my own Nutella for a while now. It’s so tasty!

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    1. and so very tasty 🙂

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  6. sounds wonderful

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    1. thank you Usha 🙂

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  7. sounds wonderful–

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  8. Never thought of making it myself – it reminds me of childhood too!

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    1. I had never thought of making it myself either until I saw Lorraine’s recipe 🙂

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  9. Ooh yummy! Would you believe I only discovered Nutella last year? So many missed opportunities…..

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    1. so many missed opportunities indeed!

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  10. Lovely recipe, Tandy. I like the fact that you use fructose instead of sugar. 🙂

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    1. For me this is so important that a recipe works with a sugar substitute 🙂

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  11. I love nutella but it’s so expensive! I definitely need to try this DIY version!
    Joanne sharing the blog ♥ Recipe: Spice-Roasted Squash with Walnut-Green Harissa {GIVEAWAY} {eat.live.be}My Profile

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    1. This was not costly to make at all!

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  12. I enjoy my nutella straight out of the jar or on a slice of bread.

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    1. straight out of the jar sounds best!

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  13. Mmmm that picture my friend has me bookmarking this recipe in a flash 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. Being a nutella fan I thought you might 🙂

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  14. Oh Tandy this still looks great! 😀 And it looks a bit runnier which is great for dipping things in as you’ve shown 😀 And I agree, it’s really moreish!
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Raincoast Crisps – Daring Bakers February 2013My Profile

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    1. thank you for the inspiration! I am going to bake a cake today and use it for the icing 🙂

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