Nutella is a favourite spread for all people without any age difference, country or region difference. This is so versatile and it has been used not only as spread but also used in making various dishes like biscuits, cakes, frosting on cakes, ice creams, milkshakes..etc. This Nutella is basically a 'Chocolate Hazelnut Spread' or in other words we can say this as 'Chocolate Hazelnut butter spread'.

       I have replaced Peanuts in the place of Hazelnuts. Because it is easily available, cheap and also so tasty. I could say i have not felt much difference in taste or in texture. If you don't tell people this as Chocolate peanut spread, no one identifies the taste difference i promise. A real cheap and easy and also worthy dish to try. Without any preservatives any home made dish is always better. Worth the trial. Sure, try this at your home and make your family members happy.

       Three years back i have tried this spread with hazelnut and cocoa powder. I had added less butter in it. So i got the slight raw taste of cocoa in my spread. After that i have not made this for long time. This is a easy to make method. If you are going to try this with cocoa powder, melt butter then add cocoa powder and add some milk and cook till the raw taste of cocoa leaves then proceed with the same recipe.

Home made Nutella


Roasted Peanuts- 2 cups
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Salt- 1/4 teaspoon
Honey- 1½ teaspoon
Semisweet Chocolate Chips- 3/4 cup

Chocolate Peanut Butter

  • Roast the peanuts in a broad pan until you get the popping sound of some peanuts and light brown colour spots appear on skin.
  • While roasting toss and mix the nuts for every 15 seconds to allow even cooking.
  • Or else spread the peanuts in a baking pan lined with aluminium foil and roast them in 180 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes. Once it reaches 15 minutes toss and mix the nuts and keep for roasting for even cooking.
  • Allow the nuts to cool and de-skin them.
  • Add the nuts inside the blender and add salt, oil and honey.
  • Blend well and scrape the sides and again blend well till it gets the peanut butter consistency.
  • First the nuts break and then again grind and form like a ball then it automatically breaks down and starts to melt and get the peanut butter consistency. Stop at this stage and add the chocolate chips.
  • The heat from the blender while grinding is enough to melt the chocolates. So grind for about 2-3 minutes or until the chocolates melts on heat and combine with the peanut butter uniformly. scrape the sides and blend if needed.
  • Now you get the consistency of Nutella kept in Room temperature. You can compare with original nutella if you have at home. I have compared and i did not feel any difference.
  • If you want thick spread refrigerate for a while and use.
  • Yields around 1- 1¼ cups of spread.
  • Note:
  • You can keep this at room temperature for a week and refrigerate and use it for a month or more.
  • You could replace semisweet chocolate chips with Dark chocolates too to make it in a healthy way. Break the chocolate bars in to small pieces or grate them or melt them in a double boiler add use for this recipe.
  • You could use milk chocolates too for this recipe but it turns the spread little too sweet.