Nutella is one of those spreads where I think (if you don’t have a nut allergy) that you generally love it, so when I was asked to try and make a homemade chunky version similar to peanut butter I had to give it a try. The taste difference is incredible with the freshly roasted hazelnuts in the oven, you’ll love making it, of course adding the bashed extra nuts and making the kinder beuno spread is optional.
Ok so to make the spread(s) either way you need to roast your hazelnuts in the oven. Scatter them in a baking tray that is lined and make sure they are not piled on top of each other. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned in an oven pre-heated to 160fan/180c. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. If making the chunky version, take 100g of the roasted nuts and bash them lightly with a rolling pin and set aside too.
For both spreads whilst the nuts are cooling melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl using 30 second blasts until fully melted. Again leave to cool to room temperature.
With the nuts cooled place into a high powered food processor and blend well. You really want to get a smooth paste like texture, so whizz it up and stir a good couple of times, this will help get a smooth finish.
For both the spreads respectively add the rest of the ingredients (except the chunks to be stirred in) and whizz together in a blender a couple of times, again mixing as you go. This will basically be Nutella! If you want it super smooth pass the spreads through a sieve, but this is not really essential.
If you want to make the chunky versions of each now is the time to stir through the extra nuts / chocolate chunks. Pour into an air tight jar / container, chill it to set and it will keep for 2 weeks! Enjoy…..