Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
    Egg Free
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free
  • Blender
  • Processor

Today I am posting one of my favorite guilty pleasures - home made vegan chocolate hazelnut spread. I was reminded of this naughty little recipe when my friend, Mika, texted me yesterday requesting an alternative to peanut butter for her son, Kai, who refuses to put anything else on his toast! I gave them a blender for Christmas, and suggested they make their own flavored nut butters in their blender, and then move onto fruit spreads and then healthier vegetable spreads like the pineapple ginger spread.

Even though this spread contains a lot of sugar, I decided it would be a great fun start to get Kai excited about making his own spreads. He really enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with smoothies, so I think this will work! I almost didn't post this recipe because it is so simple and easy. But then, I remembered., "that is the point of this recipe site!" Besides, the combination of chocolate and hazelnut never gets old!

So here it is! Homemade Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Nutella Spread. You can make this in your high-speed blender or food processor. **Note: you cannot make this in a regular blender.

This recipe is very simple: just use hazelnuts, cacao powder, vanilla, water or oil, a pinch of salt, and your choice of sweetener. Play around and find what works for your taste preference. But here is the blend I like the best.

This recipe will keep in the fridge for up to a week. But it never lasts that long.

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Makes 1 Cup15 MINS
  1. Roast the hazelnuts at 350 F for about 8-10 minutes until they slightly darken and become fragrant. Be careful not to burn them. Just a few extra minutes can spoil them. Allow to cool.

  2. Remove the skins by rolling inside a tea towel or by placing them in a mesh bag used for lemons or limes. **See tip below.

  3. Place the hazelnuts in your high-speed blender or food processor. You cannot make this spread ultra-creamy in a regular blender. If you are using a high-speed blender, just mix until ground. If you are using a food processor, mix for a few minutes until a paste forms.

  4. Now add in the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined - about 1 minute. **You will need to scrape the inside of the carriage and then blend again.

  5. Place in a glass jar and allow to cool completely.


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