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Homemade dark chocolate nutella

A homemade hazelnut spread that features dark chocolate, for a deeper and more adult twist to nutella.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dark chocolate, hazelnut paste, hazelnut spread, nutella
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 190 kcal
Author Eva | Electric Blue Food


  • 80 g hazelnuts
  • 30 g powdered sugar
  • 40 ml vegetable oil
  • 15 g cocoa powder
  • 150 g dark chocolate


  1. Toast the hazelnuts in a pan on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously to evenly distribute the heat.

  2. Melt the dark chocolate either in a double boiler or in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds to distribute the heat if using the microwave.

  3. Add the warm hazelnuts to a food processor and start the machine. Process the hazelnuts until they turn into a paste and release their oil. This may take up to 15 minutes. Stop the food processor from time to time to scrape the sides of the bowl and to prevent the machine from overheating.

  4. When the hazelnuts have turned into a paste, mix in the powdered sugar and then pour in the oil while processing.

  5. Add the cocoa powder and mix to incorporate.

  6. Lastly, pour in the melted chocolate. Give it a final blitz to incorporate.

  7. Transfer the mixture to a jar and let set in the fridge for 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

Store at room temperature for best spreadabilty. This hazelnut spread is made with shelf-stable ingredients that do not require refrigerating.

Room temperature can play a major role as this homemade chocolate spread is quite sensitive and may be much softer in a hotter climate and not so spreadable in a colder one. Some chilling will firm up a runny spread, while some quick microwaving will make a hard homemade nutella spreadable.

Dark chocolate comes at various percentages of cocoa. The higher the cocoa percent, the lower the cocoa butter. More cocoa butter in your chocolate of choice will provide extra creaminess, which will lack, instead, if using a very dark chocolate with a high cocoa percent.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade dark chocolate nutella
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.