Homemade Nutella. What could be better?
Here is a wonderful copycat recipe, so you can make your own Homemade Nutella. Yum! This chocolate hazelnut spread is a perfect accompaniment to dessert, or a lovely hostess gift. It is surprisingly easy to make.
My inspiration for making it myself came from Nutella’s own commercial. The announcer lists the ingredients: hazelnuts, a hint of cocoa and a touch of skim milk as a mom spreads it on whole-grain toast for her child.
Really? I thought. I’m not so sure.
So I went to the store and checked the label. Those three ingredients are listed, along with a host of other nonsense our bodies don’t need. I decided it must be possible to simplify the recipe using natural ingredients. And it was! Here is a delicious and natural version of Homemade Nutella that you can feel good about feeding your kids.
That is, if you don’t hide in the closet with a spoon hoarding it all for yourself.
The Bottom Line
Nutella is expensive, but you can find it on sale at Walmart a lot. If you don’t mind supporting that store and you don’t mind the added chemicals and GMOs and slave-harvested cocoa, go for it. It’s the cheapest.
If you want something truly special and high-quality, make your own. If you find your nuts on sale, it will cost you about $6 to make this. The taste is extraordinary! It is rich, creamy, and chocolaty. You can taste each and every ingredient as you savor it.
Although I don’t recommend serving chocolate for breakfast like the mom in the commercial, it can be a wonderful treat as an afternoon snack for kids or grown-ups.