Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (Nutella) + Fairy Bread

I can’t believe I have been forking out money to buy hazelnut spread. If you’ve tried making this at home, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s seriously easy and requires only 6 ingredients which are highly accessible in any supermarkets, if not already available in our pantries.

This tweaked recipe from Super Food Ideas is labelled as low fat which is a yay to me and my beloved as we go through nutella like no tomorrow (as if you wouldn’t :P).

Some of you may agree that some food tastes a little different ( my polite way of saying “off”) when it is low fat. Well, this is not the case with my homemade nutella. The only difference (in an acceptable way, of course) is you can feel the grittiness from the hazelnut meal with the homemade version. So you will end up with a “crunchier” nutella than the commercial one you are accustomed to.

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (Nutella)

(tweaked slightly from Super Food Ideas February 2005 – Issue 56)

The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup skim milk powder, 1 tbsp cornflour and 3/4 cup milk while the quantity of the remaining ingredients stayed the same  as the recipe below. Unfortunately, I don’t consume milk powder which therefore, omitted from the recipe. To compensate the absence of milk powder, I have increased the quantity of cornflour and milk instead.

Makes about 1 cup


1/3 cup ground hazelnut meal

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 cup low fat milk

2 tbsps cornflour

1 tbsp vegetable oil (or any flavourless oil)

Method for Spread:

1. Combine all the ingredients in a small pot.

2. Over medium flame, cook the mixture and stir constantly with a heatproof whisk. (Don’t fret when you see lumps as they will smooth out as you stir). Cook for about 5 minutes  or until thickened.

3. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heatproof airtight container. Set aside, uncovered to cool to room temperature.

Additional Notes:

Storage information as per Super Food Ideas – Once cooled, store spread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 30 days.

If you’re seaching for canape ideas for children, why not make these fun and easy nutella fairy bread? Click here for how-to.


8 Responses to Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (Nutella) + Fairy Bread
  1. Lau@Corridor Kitchen
    December 18, 2010 | 10:01 pm

    Yum! I’ve been thinking about posting a fairy bread myself. Always a winner, even at grown-up parties!

  2. chocolatesuze
    December 19, 2010 | 2:35 pm

    oh yum i’ve never thought to make my own nutella! is the hazelnut meal expensive?

    • Emily
      December 20, 2010 | 12:33 pm

      Hi Suze,
      I don’t remember how much I spent on the hazelnut meal…but I think it was pretty reasonable if you get it from Woolworths or Coles.

  3. louisabellissima
    December 7, 2011 | 11:34 am

    What a lovely recipe. My daughters love to eat Nutella on their pancakes and that is the only reason I buy it sometimes, but I will be so much happier to make it myself. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Christina Myers
    May 8, 2012 | 8:28 pm

    Is corn flour the same as corn starch in the U.S.?

    • Emily
      May 8, 2012 | 11:10 pm

      I did a google research and the findings would indicate they are the same thing with different names.

  5. Del
    August 8, 2014 | 3:44 am

    I tried this recipe. It turned out great! I ran it in the mixer after making it & after it had cooled down to get a nice smooth consistency

    • Emily
      August 8, 2014 | 8:08 am

      Hi Del,

      Thanks for your wonderful feedback and sharing the tip of achieving an even better consistency for the spread! :)

      Emily xx

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