Vegan Dark Chocolate Nutella

by Kortney Campbell on May 15, 2012

We have been feeling a little left out lately seeing recipes that include Nutella since it is not vegan. We decided it was high time to make our own vegan version. We used dark chocolate cocoa powder, because in our mind, the higher the cocoa count, the yummier the food. However, you can use regular cocoa powder, if you prefer.

What You Need:


  1. Place hazelnuts on a cookie sheet and roast them in the oven at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
  2. Once the hazelnuts are cooled enough to touch, start removing the skins. I found the easiest way was to place a handfull into your palm and rub your hands together like you are making a ball out of dough. It’s alright if some of the skins don’t come off.
  3. Place the peeled hazelnuts in the food processor & process until it forms a paste (about a minute).
  4. Place all other ingredients in the food processor and blend until creamy (about 2 more minutes).

Now try not to eat all of the Nutella in one sitting! Make sure to come back Thursday to see our favorite way to eat this sweet treat!

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

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    Jess May 15, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Sounds yummy! My question is how long will this keep?


    Lisa May 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    This is a great recipe, I will be making a huge jar of this this weekend, thank you


    Angry Vegan Chef May 15, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    If you use a vitamix to process the nuts you will get a silky smooth texture reminiscent if nutella. A Tammi works great too.


    Cat May 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Isn’t this Chocolate-Covered Katie’s recipe, with no credit given?


    VeganHousewives May 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Hey Cat,
    It was actually one of Katie’s family’s recipes (without a cited source) that was veg-i-fied by adding vanilla almond milk in place of the skim milk. Thanks for the heads up though!


    It's Carmen May 19, 2012 at 5:15 am

    This sounds scrumptious. I want to make this as soon as humanly possible. I’ve missed Nutella!


    Dee September 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    how long does this yummy nutella last good in fridge? 2 weeks? less or more? not that it would sit that long in my fridge but if I wanna give it away as a gift how long is it safe to say its stays good?


    Vegan Baker Chic September 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I just made this, but it is not as thick in texture as Nutella… What did I do wrong? I followed the recipe exactly :(


    Vegan Housewives September 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Dee- We always eat ours before 2 weeks, but I wouldn’t say much longer than that. The almond milk carton says to drink within 7-10 days of opening and there is 1/2 cup of almond milk in the recipe. If you are worried about not eating it all, you could always half the recipe.

    Vegan Baker Chic- If you followed the recipe exactly & didn’t add extra milk, my only thought would be that you over blended the hazelnuts. Was it more liquid-y than peanut butter after you blended it?


    rubytuesday February 3, 2013 at 2:19 am

    wondering if i can sub liquid raw honey? don’t use agave. thanks.


    VeganHousewives February 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I don’t use honey, so I can’t really give much insight here. However, if you try it, keep in mind that honey tends to be much sweeter than agave so I would start with less. XO Kortney


    Patricia April 9, 2013 at 11:50 am

    What kind of oil is best to use?


    VeganHousewives April 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    We love coconut oil for almost everything! haha


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