Home-made chocolate hazelnut spread is such an easy recipe to make and tastes so good too. My daughter’s love this spread and every time I make it my youngest daughter Lara begs me to wait until she can make it with me as she loves to watch all the ingredients melt together, and spoon it into the pots ready to spread on her toast.
It is the easiest, most delicious spread and although it’s not the healthiest spread, it’s a treat worth waiting for and can make the most ideal gift idea presented in a pretty jar.
- 90g hazelnuts skins removed
- 140g dark chocolate
- 240g unsalted butter
- 400 ml can of condensed milk
- 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla paste or extract
- Preheat the oven to 180 C/ gas mark 4
- Put the hazelnuts into a blender and grind until you get the desired consistency.
- Add the hazelnuts to a baking tray and bake for about 5 minutes until golden.
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool.
- Add 60g of the butter to a small heatproof bowl with the dark chocolate broken into pieces, put the bowl over pan with simmering water in, be sure not to let the bowl touch the water, and keep on a low heat.
- Melt the ingredients, stirring as you go and when they are completely melted turn the heat off, but leave the bowl over the pan.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and stir until combined, the mixture will look smooth and glossy.
- Add to sterilised containers and let them cool completely, once cooled store in the fridge.
- It will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge.
A quick and easy recipe that you can add to toast, or mix with natural yogurt for a simple dessert. This home-made pot of chocolate hazelnut spread will make you want to whip up a batch on a regular basis as it is so tasty and simple to make. It would make a lovely and thoughtful Easter gift instead of an Easter egg, as home-made always has that personal touch and you could decorate with a pretty ribbon around the jar and attach a label to personalise.