If you want to enjoy the delicious familiar flavor of nutella, but skip out on its unhealthy palm oils, consider making your own at home. It’s super easy (only takes about 15 minutes in a food processor) and you can really taste the ingredients and feel the hazelnut texture. While the stuff from the jar is pretty addicting, this homemade version is an even better replacement.

Homemade Nutella


Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

Servings: 1 pint

3 cups hazelnuts
3 cups milk chocolate chips
2 ½  tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil


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1. Lay hazelnuts flat on a sheet tray and toast in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 350°F.


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2. Quickly grind nuts in a food processor before adding chocolate chips, confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder, and vegetable oil.


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3. Process until smooth.


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4. Keep unrefrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


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