Homemade Nutella

What doesn't taste better when you do it yourself?  I use to marginally like the original until I looked at the ingredients.  It's mostly palm oil and sugar.  The palm oil is a problem, but I'm also more interested in a fuller chocolate and hazelnut flavor.  There are a whole bunch of recipes that use less more processed ingredients, such as milk powder, or cocoa powder, but there is no need.  Using the brute ingredients works just as well.  

Homemade Nutella

1 ½ C - 200g    Hazelnuts
7oz - 200g        Dark chocolate 55% or Milk Chocolate if you prefer
1 Tbsp - 1 càs  Oil
½ C - 12cl        Milk
½ cup - 50 g     Powdered Sugar
1tsp - 1 càc      Vanilla
1/8 tsp -            Salt

Toast the hazelnuts in the oven at 350° F-180° C for 10-15 minutes.

Remove as much of the skins as possible with a clean dish towel.

Grind the hazelnuts in a food processor with the salt until smooth. Add 1 Tbsp oil towards the end of processing.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave.

Add the melted chocolate, milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar, and blend until smooth.

For vegans, it seems to me that you can use almond or soy milk in place of cow milk, without too much of a difference.

By Dori,  27 March 2018

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