Homemade Chocolate Spread – My Family Ties

It’s always great to have a homemade version of the kids favourite spread and this recipe has been a real favourite of my family ever since I started to make it. I made some Chocolate Hazelnut Spread which the girls love but of course it is never suitable for school or after school clubs to put in sandwiches as a treat as it contains nuts, so this is my nut free version. 

Once made the pots of Chocolate spread would make great homemade gifts for the family, and as it is so easy to make this Chocolate Spread it’s a perfect recipe to make with your kids, delicious served with warmed brioche bread. You will find that once you have made this version it is really hard to go back to store bought Nutella or chocolate spread as it tastes so good!

Homemade Chocolate spread Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Spread

Homemade Chocolate Spread


  • 160g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 250g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Can of condensed milk (400ml) 


  • Put the chocolate and one third of the butter into a small heatproof bowl and place this over a pan of just simmering water being careful not to let the bottom of the bowl touch the water.
  • Once the chocolate and butter have melted, take the pan off the heat but keep the bowl of chocolate and butter on the pan of hot water.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract, condensed milk and the remaining butter and mix until it is smooth and glossy.
  • Pour the chocolate spread into reserved pots or jars, set aside to cool completely before sealing and transferring to the fridge where you can store them for up to two weeks.
  • My tip would be to remove from the fridge about an hour before you need to use the spread as it is much easier to spread.
Serve and Enjoy!
Homemade Chocolate Spread

Homemade Chocolate Spread
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  1. August 29, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    I don't like Nutella and I think it's due to the hazelnuts so I think I'd like this much more!

  2. Jolene Yule
    August 31, 2015 / 8:59 am

    May need to give this a go

  3. September 3, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    What a great recipe, love chocolate spread.

  4. September 19, 2015 / 7:51 am

    So I've definitely pinned this for future reference – will be giving this recipe a whirl!

  5. kim styles
    October 4, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    What a great recipe for my sons sleepover with friends he has coming up this and breadsticks would be fabulous!!

  6. October 11, 2015 / 9:18 am

    looks stunning and so easy, definitely giving this a try x

  7. February 21, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    This looks great!