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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Homemade Nutella

I always make a little homemade something for all my friends and neighbors for Christmas. This year I am giving everyone Homemade Nutella. It is very easy to make and tastes better than the original! 

I made sure to save a jar for ourselves. We love it on graham crackers, apples or a spoon! For gift giving I packaged it in small jars with a festive label. I can't wait to give these to all our friends and neighbors this year!

Here is what I used to package my Homemade Nutella for gifts.

The labels are from Lia Griffith. You can download them for free here

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Homemade Nutella
approximately 4 cups
(Printable Recipe)

  • 2 heaping cups toasted hazelnuts (10 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lb semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 (8oz) jars

Place hazelnuts and sugar in bowl of food processor. Grind in food processor until a smooth paste forms, about 1 minute.

Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 60 seconds. Stir and heat in 30-second intervals until melted. Add butter and stir until combined. Whisk in heavy cream and salt. Add hazelnut paste and stir until combined.

Pour mixture into jars. Refrigerate for up to 4 weeks or store at room temperature for 4 days.

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