Friends, we just took snack time to the next level. Several of you requested a recipe for homemade Nutella before the holidays as a potential edible gift option. While I loved the idea, it got pushed to the back burner in favor of other recipes. This was at least in part due to the fact that I have not always been head over heels for the store-bought version. I remember well the first time I tried it after hearing sooo much hype from others and just thinking, “Really? This is what they rave about?” Sure, it was good in small amounts but to me, it was overly sweet and just not all it was cracked up to be.
It’s the same old refrain and sometimes I really do feel like a broken record but truly, the homemade version is far, far better than the original. It is much less sweet and the roasted hazelnuts really deepen the flavor. I think this would be a perfect treat for gifting around Valentine’s day whether to significant others, friends, or coworkers. (Also, if I were going to gift it for V day, I would absolutely include a few adorable “Spread the Love” knives from Sucre Shop.) Props to you if you share it – I find it surprisingly difficult to part with.