November 24, 2014

The Best Nutella Ever..


I do realise that the title of this blog post will leave some of you with very high expectations.

Just trust me, this Nutella lives up to it’s bold title.

It feels a little like chocolate overload on the blog right now, I shared a new Brownie recipe last week and now I’m day dreaming about spoonful’s of this Nutella whilst I’m typing.

The chocolate mind set is happy and contented – You do know what I’m saying makes perfect sense right? Chocolate = Happy & Nutella = Happy for everyone!

 Talking of mind sets, I’m sure many other bloggers feel like this at times but I feel so behind, I have so many new posts to read from bloggers I love and a camera loaded with pictures for future posts and a mind loaded with recipes I want to share.

 Any way yesterday I read a tweet that said ‘You can’t make everyone happy, you aren’t Nutella’ and that brings me back to topic…

I’ve tried lot’s of different Nutella recipes over the years and this is a mix of a few recipes I’ve tried and enjoyed, the dates add a natural sweetness and the protein powder makes this super thick but less likely to spike a sugar high. I love ‘real‘ Nutella but the original is so so packed with sugar and I could never stop at one spoonful, I should also add that I cannot stop at one spoonful of this….

Nutella addiction is a real addiction and should be taken seriously; so do keep in mind that this only takes 10 minutes to whip up, the ingredients are pretty store cupboard friendly and it keep’s in the fridge for up to a month, but trust me when I say it won’t last that long.


170g Dates (I use mejool dates as they are the most sticky)

170g Hazelnuts

1 Tablespoon of cocopowder

1 Teaspoon honey/agave

30g Chocolate protein powder

50ml Nut Milk

Calco nibs (optional)


Start by placing your hazelnuts into your processor/blender and pulse until a fine powder forms, then add in the dates and pulse again a few times. Now add in the cocoa powder, honey, protein powder and nut milk and pulse again until everything is combined and a thick creamy Nutella has formed.

Scrape down the sides of your processor/blender with a spatula transfer to a jar and enjoy right away.

Have you ever made your own Nutella before? Have you seen that ‘Selfridge’s’ are offering personalised Nutella jars? I think making it yourself is far more personal but I’m biased..




8 responses to “The Best Nutella Ever..”

  1. Tashiana says:

    Oh my what a yum idea! Never made my own since hazelnuts are so damn expensive over here! Chocolate peanut butter is right down my alley though 😛 Love the use of dates! The first time I used them, I was so surprised by how fudge/candy like they really are! Great idea & the jar is cute 🙂

    • cakevsscales says:

      I was really lucky with the hazelnuts as I found some ground hazelnut on sale in France of all places(!) because I agree they can be pricey.
      Oh my goodness…chocolate you are talking!
      Dates are amazing, I’m addicted…I can’t take in I only discovered how wonderful they where this year..:) x

  2. Mary says:

    I would never, ever, ever have thought of baking/making with dates until this year, but they are really versatile and have a lovely texture. This is on my to-make list! 🙂

    • cakevsscales says:

      Oh Mary – I am exactly the same..for me 2014 has been year of the date and I’m addicted!
      This is so tasty, if you do make it let me know how you get on..I need to top my jar up! 🙂

  3. Fit Radiance says:

    Wow! I’m Nutella crazy, so this one definitely caught my attention 😉 I’ve never made any sort of nut butter or spread before because my food processor sucks, but I’ll be getting a new one very soon! This will be on the top of my list to make.

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