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This addicting and delicious Two-Ingredient Homemade Nutella is perfectly spreadable and ready in about eight minutes! Spread it on toast, dip pretzel sticks in it or eat it by the spoonful—Nutella makes everything that much better.
Nutella. Homemade Nutella. Nutella that you can make in the comfort of your own home. Two ingredients. Ten minutes. THAT’S IT.
Slightly intrigued? Please say yes. I don't know a single person who doesn't like Nutella, and this Nutella is one of my favorite desserts.
Why this recipe is the best
- You only need 2 (!!!) ingredients. You can't say that about many recipes these days, but this one is only two ingredients.
- It's vegan-friendly, as long as you buy dairy free chocolate.
- Your food processor is the only dish you'll need, so minimal clean-up is required. Alternatively, you can use a Nutribullet, which might work even better than a food processor.
For this recipe, you only need TWO ingredients:
- Hazelnuts - dry roasted is best, but if you can only find raw, simply roast them beforehand
- Chocolate chips - use dairy free if you want to keep this vegan, and I personally prefer semi sweet or dark chocolate over milk chocolate for this recipe
First, place the hazelnuts in your food processor. Note: there are two kinds of hazelnuts you can purchase, raw and dry roasted. Personally, I think the dry roasted blend up more quickly, but it's easier to find raw hazelnuts. So, if you have raw hazelnuts on hand, you'll want to roast them in the oven at 400° for about 10 minutes before placing them in your food processor. I know for a fact that Trader Joe's sells dry roasted hazelnuts if you want to go that route.
Next, blend the hazelnuts in your food processor. This step requires a bit of patience--if you're using a Nutribullet, you should have nut butter within 5 minutes, but you'll have to stop and scrape down the blender a few times. NOTE: my old Nutribullet worked really well for making homemade nut butter, but the newer ones overheat more quickly. So, it might take longer than 5 minutes.
If you're using a food processor, it's probably going to take between 8-10 minutes, and the same thing applies--you'll want to blend for 1-2 minutes and then stop to scrape down the sides. While the hazelnuts are blending, chop up the chocolate (unless you're using chocolate chips, then leave them as-is).
Once the hazelnuts are all blended up into a delicious hazelnut butter, you’ll want to pour the hazelnut butter into a bowl and immediately stir in the chocolate. The hazelnut butter should be warm from blending for so long, so the chocolate should melt after about a minute of continuous stirring.
- Consistency: Once your Nutella is made, it'll almost be perfect, minus the consistency. To obtain the correct texture, I recommend either placing the jar into the refrigerator for about an hour, or leaving it out at room temperature overnight, which will allow it to solidify.
- Storage: Store this in a glass jar at room temperature
How long will this last?
A long time! I've kept this Nutella in a jar at room temperature for up to 3 months and it was good as new.
What kind of chocolate should I use?
I recommend semi sweet or dark chocolate chips. Alternatively, you can use chopped chocolate if you prefer, and if you want to keep this vegan, be sure to use vegan-friendly chocolate.
Help--the hazelnuts aren't blending!
I know the feeling! Homemade nut butters of any kind require patience. If you own a good food processor, I recommend going that route, though a NutriBullet does work. With that said, my NutriBullet gets overheated quickly, so I had to stop every minute or so, scrape down the sides, then wait another minute before starting up again.
I pinky promise that if you keep at it, you WILL have homemade Nutella.
Food to eat with Nutella:
Check out this video on how to make homemade Nutella:
Homemade Nutella - Just 2 Ingredients
- 2 cups hazelnuts**
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Place hazelnuts into a high power blender or food processor and pulse for a total of approximately 4-5 minutes, stopping every 30 seconds or so to scrape down the sides.
- Once hazelnuts have formed hazelnut butter, pour into a bowl and stir in chocolate. Hazelnut butter should be warm from being blended for so long, so the chocolate should melt with consistent stirring.
- If chocolate does NOT melt, place mixture in a saucepan over the stove and stir until melted.
- Place Nutella in a jar and enjoy!
UPDATE: This post first appeared in 2016. It was updated with new photos in February 2019 and new text in June 2020.