Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread ("Nutella")

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I found this on a cooking blog and made a few changes to it. I don't think it's as good as the real Nutella, but it was good enough.

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners


4 ounces shelled, chopped hazelnuts
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 split vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
vegetable oil


Add hazelnuts to the bowl of a food processor. Process them until they become a smooth peanut butter-like consistency. Add the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla. Process until smooth and well-mixed. Add vegetable oil a bit at a time, and pulse to a smooth, spreadable consistency. Store in a tightly sealed glass jar and use as desired.


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