Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
2 cups (8 ounces) hazelnuts
1 cup powdered sugar
⅓ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
2 tablespoons hazelnut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spread hazelnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast until dark brown and fragrant, 12 to 15 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through cooking. Keep a close eye on them because they can go from perfect to burnt roast in a short period of time. Transfer the hazelnuts in a medium bowl.
- Once the nuts are cold enough, place a second plate upside down on top of the bowl with hazelnuts. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds to remove the skins from hazelnuts. It may take a few times to get all the skins, each time, remove the nuts that have lost their skin to the bowl of a food processor, then continue stirring.
- Process the hazelnuts in a food processor until the oil is released and forms a smooth paste, loose, for 2-5 minutes, scraping the bowl often.
- Add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, hazelnut oil, vanilla extract and salt and process until completely incorporated, scraping bowl as required, about 2 minutes. The mixture will loosen and become brighter. Transfer the spread of a jar with a tight lid or an airtight container. You can store it in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to 1 month.