Hazelnut & cocoa paste

The best part of making your own Nutella is when the nuts start to release their oil and an absolutely wonderful scent fills the kitchen air. This is when you know you are preparing a real treat and realize the obvious answer to this make-or-buy question.


1 cup / 2,5 dl hazelnuts, roasted and unsalted

1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil

1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons powder (confectioners’) sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt 


In a food processor or using a Bamix, grind the hazelnuts until they start releasing their oil and form a thick paste.

Add all other ingredients and blend to a smooth paste.

Store in an air-tight jar in room temperature. The paste stays good for a month, but I doubt it lasts that long...