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Homemade Nutella Recipe

A simple dairy-free and vegan recipe for homemade nutella with options for sugar free and paleo diets. This nutella is perfect for holiday gift giving!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 6 ounce jars


  • 1 3/4 cup roasted hazelnuts, skins removed*
  • 1/3 cup dutch process cocoa, unsweetened (you can also use cacao)
  • 3/4 -1 cup powdered sugar,* depending on your preference for sweetness, or coconut sugar for paleo
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place the hazelnuts in a food processor and blend until they are ground up into a peanut butter like paste. Add in the cocoa or cacao, sugar (powdered sugar or coconut sugar) and salt and blend until all incorporated. Separate into 3 small jars (about 6 ounces in each).
  • Homemade nutella will last 2-3 weeks in the fridge.


If you can find roasted hazelnuts at the store go for these first as roasting them at home and removing the skins can be a hassle and added step in the recipe.
For a sugar cane free version, coconut sugar can replace powdered sugar in a 1:1 ratio.