I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in confessing that I used to eat Nutella directly out of the jar. I’d grab a large spoon and get as much Nutella as humanely possible on it, before sitting down on my couch and watching Mean Girls (or whatever might have been on that day. This happened a lot!)
Now, store-bought Nutella definitely isn’t the most nutritious thing we can eat, no matter how many adverts they make about how it’s “great” for us because of the hazelnuts.
Home made Nutella though, ohooo that is a whole other matter! This delicious chocolate hazelnut spread is so similar to the real deal that I again find myself sitting on my couch, with a heaped tablespoon of the stuff.
The addiction is real people!
The best part is that it’s so simple to make as well! All you need is a few ingredients, an oven to roast the nuts – though you could do with not roasting them if you wanted – and a food processor.
Oh, and of course a spoon as a vessel for getting it into your mouth afterwards, logically.
I suggest you play around with the sweetness levels, as of course different people like things sweeter/more bitter.
I didn’t want anything sickly sweet, so if you want more of a sweet punch then add in more maple syrup, and if you want more of a cacao-y flavour then, well, more cacao powder! Do taste test before adding anything extra, as I think it’s great just the way it is!