Chocolate Hazelnut Butter aka Homemade Nutella
1 cup hazelnuts
12 ounces milk chocolate chips ( melted )
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven at 350 - lay hazelnuts on a cookie sheet and toast them for about 15 minutes. Place the nuts in a towel and rub them together till the skins are removed. Let the nuts cool.
In a food processor - process the hazelnuts till a paste forms. Add all the vegetable oil, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and salt - process till very smooth. Add melted chocolate and blend.
The mixture will be a little hot and runny but it will firm up once you let it cool down.
This recipe makes about 2 cups and can last at least a week