Secret Recipe Club

It’s that time again people.

Secret Recipe Club time. MMMMMMhm.

I can’t even tell you how excited I’ve been to share this recipe with you. I made it last week, so ya know I have just been itching for this reveal.

This month’s recipe comes from Allison, or Alli, over at Alli-n-Son, mother to two sons, and a lover of all things chocolate.

I just loooooove Alli’s site…so colorful and organized! Can ya tell she was a graphic designer in her past life? Anyone need a blog design? She is your gal!

It was sooooo hard to choose from all of Alli’s delicious looking recipes. However, I noticed a trend with a few of Alli’s recipes…woman loves her Nutella. I mean, she is addicted to chocolate, so naturally, this makes sense. I am gradually becoming a chocolate lover myself and in my college years, definitely dabbled in my fair share of Nutella eating. Nothing needed…just me and a spoon…maybe a couch and some trash t.v.

I have always wanted to make my own Nutella, sooooo I figured this would be the perfect opportunity. 🙂

Enter Alli’s recipe for homemade Nutella.


I got all fancy and roasted my own hazelnuts.


Really, it was only because I couldn’t find pre-roasted hazelnuts at the store.


I fully encourage laziness when it comes to roasting nuts, however; if you can’t find them at the store…do it the old fashioned way…yourself 🙂


The hazelnut skin will literally fall right off after roasting.

So simple.


Seriously…homemade nut butter is always the best.

No matter what.


I seriously could have just eaten this stuff right out of the bowl.


Real talk.


Things only got better with the addition of all this good stuff.


This Nutella is the real deal.


It knocks the store-bought stuff out of the park.


Plus, it’s made with all of these whole some ingredients.


No additives, preservatives, etc. etc.


The etc. etc. part is usually the stuff that I can’t pronounce on the label.


Trust me, there is no turning back on this one.


I slather this stuff on anything I can get my hands on.


I might make a couple of suggestions: spread on toast and top with strawberries, a swirl in your oatmeal, as a frosting for a cupcake…? Yea, the sky is the limit.


Oh yea, it’s gluten-free,




vegan, and refined sugar-free.


Remember, all you need is a spoon. 🙂

5.0 from 1 reviews
Recipe type: Nut Butter, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2 cups
All of the things you love about Nutella, but homemade, and healthier with roasted hazelnuts, cacao powder, creamy hazelnut milk, and a touch of maple syrup for the perfect sweetness. Gluten-free/vegan/paleo/refined sugar-free.
  • 2 c. unsalted, roasted hazelnuts, skins removed
  • 4 T. raw cacao powder, or cocoa powder
  • ¼ t. fine sea salt
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ c. pure Maple syrup
  • ½ c. hazelnut milk (you can also use unsweetened, vanilla almond milk or another nut milk if preferred)
  1. Place the hazelnuts in a large food processor and process on high until smooth, about 10 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and process on high until smooth and creamy, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Devour.



  1. Chelsy: This homemade nutella looks scrumptious and the taste sounds terrific!!!! In one single word: Mouth-watering!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. This looks so delicious! I love Nutella, but never eat it because it’s not so great for you. Guess I’ll have to try the homemade version!

  3. Love the nutty pics! Nutella is so expensive—why not make your own. Great pick!

  4. Looks amazing, totally amazing!

  5. Chelsy, I loved your blog and was so happy to have you for my assignment this month. You wouldn’t believe the comments the cookies got! Of course the poor parents at the garden had to keep struggling to keep their kids away from the cookies… Looking forward to trying some more of your stuff, especially your meatballs and sauce.

  6. Chelsy this look amazing I adore hazelnuts and this look delicious!

  7. Good gracious! This looks so incredible! I love Nutella, but the fact that I can pronounce all the ingredients in this recipe makes me love yours even more 🙂

  8. I can’t believe you made your own Nutella!!!! It looks and sounds absolutely delicious!!!! I LOVE Nutella and will have to try to make some myself too!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Mmmmm…I am drooling all over my computer. I too love nutella. I don’t even need a spoon, just my fingers 🙂

  10. I’ve never had nutella! Clearly, after seeing this, that needs to change!

  11. THat’s it, as much as I love it, I never need to buy another jar of Nutella when I can make this!! Those photos are amazing.

  12. Ok, I LOVE you. Your recipe made my day. Thank you SO much 😀

  13. This looks yummo!!! How long does it store for? Does it need to go into the fridge?

    • Chelsy says:

      Ress! I just store it in my kitchen cabinet at room temperature. However, because of the raw milk in it, it can sometimes produce a rancid taste very quickly so refrigeration works just great!

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