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Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread - Recipe

This is the recipe for a homemade Nutella. An unsweet dark chocolate spread cream with a smooth touch of hazelnut flavor.

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  • Level: Medium
  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 90 minutes


  • Hazelnuts

    2 1/2 oz
  • Bittersweet Chocolate

    3 1/2 oz
  • Whole Milk

    1/2 cup
  • Sugar

    1/3 cup
  • Unsalted Butter

    5 tbsps
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Cooking Directions:

Toast the hazelnuts in a large pan for 3 to 5 minutes stirring frequently. Peel the hazelnuts.

Mix the sugar with the whole milk and the butter until the sugar is almost dissolved.

In an food processor grind the hazelnuts. Add then the dark unsweetened chocolate in small pieces and blend until smooth.

Slowly add the whole milk mix. Blend until homogeneous obtaining a smooth cream.

Pour the dark chocolate and hazelnuts spread in a jar. Keep refrigerated and use within few days.


For best results use high quality ingredients. The Dark Chocolate should be unsweetened. To easily peel the hazelnuts you may boil them for 1 minute and then dry with a kitchen cloth and remove the peel.

This home made Dark Nutella like cream should be consumed within few days to preserve the original taste and freshness. Keep it in the refrigerator.

Great spread for your white bread or as a top for homemade cookies.

Following this recipe you will obtain a not too sweet spread. If you prefer a sweeter spread you can use milk chocolate or substitute 1/3 of the dark chocolate with white one.

You may also be interested in the recipe for White Chocolate Hazelnut Spread.

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