Choco-Hazelnut Spread

Choco-Hazelnut Spread

This homemade "gianduja" (i.e Chocolate-Hazelnut spread) tastes much better than Nutella™. Feel free to use a different type of high-quality chocolate or to increase the sugar amount.

25 servings (375 mL)
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 5 min

Standing 1 h

70 calories per serving 


3/4 cup hazelnuts, shelled   80 g
200 g unsweetened (dark) chocolate, coarsely chopped into pieces    
1/3 cup brown sugar   70 g
1/2 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2%   125 mL
1 tbsp peanut oil [optional]   15 mL

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F.
  2. Spread out nuts on a baking sheet. Roast, shaking sheet once for even toasting, until deep brown, 13-15 min. Let cool completely. If nuts have skins, rub them in a kitchen towel to remove.
  3. Meanwhile, place chocolate in a medium metal bowl. Set bowl over a large saucepan of simmering water, stirring often until chocolate is melted and smooth. Let cool down a little bit.
  4. Put the brown sugar into a food processor and pulse 2-3 min until very finely ground. Stop the motor, add the cooled nuts, then process 2-3 min until they release some oil and an evenly blended and shiny paste is formed. If desired, oil may be added for a creamier consistency.
  5. Add the milk, alternating with the chocolate, and work the mixture into an evenly blended paste. Finally, pour the spread into a jar and let cool. (The spread will thicken and become soft and peanut butter- like as it cools.) Screw on lid.


This spread can stand at room temperature up to 4 days and 4 weeks in the refrigerator. Before serving, let stand at room temperature for 4 hours to soften.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (20g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




4 g

6 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g

9 %


0 mg


5 mg

0 %


7 g

2 %


1 g

3 %


7 g


1 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

0 %


2 %


4 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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This recipe is in the following categories: Sauces & Dips | Halal | Kosher | Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Italian

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