Yeah, you read that right.
After countless failed attempts to persuade the Ferrero brand to mass produce a white chocolate Nutella, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
Making homemade Nutella is so stupidly simple that you'll question why you ever bought the real stuff. In addition to its simplicity, making the stuff at home gives you full control of each and every ingredient going into the jar, eliminating some of the guilt you'd normally experience after eating one too many spoonfuls.
For this recipe, you'll need just five ingredients: hazelnuts, good-quality white chocolate, any mild/flavorless oil, vanilla, and salt. How those few ingredients come together and create something so much greater than the sum of all its parts is beyond me.
I can't even begin to explain how truly delicious this stuff is — no really, this is important. If you're any bit as big of a fan of white chocolate and Nutella as I am, you will find yourself repeatedly sneaking away into the pantry to grab a spoonful every 30 minutes. If jars of this aren't readily available on supermarket shelves in the next few months, I have no qualms with mass producing it myself.
At first taste, I couldn't help but imagine the countless amazing flavor combinations that could come out of this. Banana and white chocolate crepes? Yes please. White chocolate hazelnut cake? Sign me up immediately. Don't even get me started on the dozens of cookies I could work this into.
Seriously, make this immediately. You'll thank me later.
White Chocolate Nutella
- 6 oz. hazelnuts
- 10.6 oz. white chocolate
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- a pinch of salt
In a heatproof bowl set over simmering water, melt the white chocolate until smooth. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F. Roast hazelnuts in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Once cool, peel hazelnuts.
Grind hazelnuts in your food processor until small particles form. Continue pulsing and add the oil, vanilla extract, and salt. Grind until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl frequently. Add the melted white chocolate and process until smooth.
Immediately pour the spread into jars. The mixture will be warm and liquidy, but will set up over time.