Trying to make homemade Hazelnut Butter

The past two weeks I have been trying to make a homemade hazelnut butter recipe. Our kids love Nutella.

I started to go with the Zero Waste Chef’s recipe, but with my tiny food processor, I could not manage to make the hazelnut butter. the texture was way too crumbly and I used too much coconut oil to try to make it more runny. It will be great to try and make hazelnut butter balls (like peanut butter balls). Yummy!

I bought some hazelnut butter at Bulk Barn, which was a perfect butter blend. I followed the above recipe, with 1 and 1/4 cup of hazelnut butter. I found the cocoa to be strong tasting and added a total of 1 Tbsp icing sugar. It could use more. The other problem I encountered was the salt. 1/8th of a tsp was too much. Next time round the salt will be left out and added by pinches or shakes (salt shaker) to taste. More hazelnut type treat needed to be made, don’t want to waste it! (Less food waste and money loss).

I bought some more Hazelnut butter for another re-try in the near future.

March 16th

I finally nailed the recipe!!! This time I took the time to re-read the whole article in The Zero Waste Chef’s article. She mentioned that one of her daughters uses icing sugar instead of honey. I figure, the recipe needs more sweetener than the honey can give. The kids are custumed to that. So I took the route of icing sugar and the recipe turned out beautifully!! I also only added a pinch of salt, not the directed amount. I did not want to make the too much salt mistake again! The kids like it!

I will make a new article with my process the next time I make a batch. Here is the recipe I used.

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