Nutella is the stuff dreams are made of. Everyone loves it, and we all can find a million things to do with it. So to start I figured why not make my own instead of buying it. I still had tons of hazelnuts left, even after making this pie. I researched a bunch of different recipes. There are so many out there. It was hard to decide what to do. There seemed to be 2 directions – honey as the sweetener or powdered sugar. Personally, I don’t eat Nutella for the health benefits – so I picked powdered sugar! Seemed like it would be closest to the original that way.
It is a little richer than store bought. I roasted the hazelnuts, and they really come through. It is still the sweet delicious Nutella I love, just more intense. It was pretty darn easy too. Just let the food processor work for a few minutes, melt some chocolate, and you are about done. And there are some yummy things you can do with it too! Or you can just enjoy it for breakfast on an English Muffin, one of my favorites! Just wait for the follow up to this post If that isn’t a teaser, I don’t know what is!