My husband is an incredible storyteller. He comes up with the most elaborate, entertaining tales that would keep even the most fidgety kid engaged. Every night, we take turns telling the kids bedtime stories. While hubby comes up with these super creative tales that have a lesson or moral woven in to boot, my stories are generally straightforward travelogues along the lines of “Mommy and Kenya Go to Paris” (you think I’ve been reading too much Madeline?). In my stories, Kenya and I roam around far flung locations like Paris, looking at the Eiffel Tour, touring Notre Dame and eating everything from croissants to crepes. Of course food gets more detail than anything else in my stories, and so Kenya usually asks if we can make the things I talk about so fondly.

Last week we had a crepe making extravaganza, preparing them three mornings in a row. Crepes are so easy to make and the kids love being surprised by the different fillings I offer them. In my Paris story, I talk about eating banana filled crepes with Nutella, but instead of buying a jar of the famous hazelnut-chocolate spread they use in France, we decided to make our own homemade version.

Whether you decide to spread this insanely delicious and addictive treat on Graham crackers, strawberries, crepes or even, I dare say, eat it right off the spoon, this version of homemade nutella will make you feel like you are on vacation in France. And chocolate for breakfast? That’ll keep your kids more engaged than the best story!


Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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Author: Catherine McCord
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 Cup Hazelnuts
  • 1/4 Cup agave or honey
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp hot water



    Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 3g | Calories: 170kcal | Fat: 13g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 15g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. does this need to stay in the fridge? I made some recently and kept it in the cabinet. It grew mold on it.

    2. […] it’s easy to make your own “Nutella” spread at home. Here’s a recipe for chocolate hazelnut spread from Weelicious. I would personally make it with the honey instead of agave, but either way at least this version […]

    3. I love this recipe. I can eat spoonfuls of it alone. Just wanted to let the readers know that I toasted my hazelnuts in a pan for 15 minutes. I watched them closely and turned them over frequently but the taste was the same as placing them in the oven. Sometimes I do not want to turn my oven on for the 3rd time in one day.

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    5. […] help but share this recipe that I recently found.  It’s a chocolate hazelnut spread from Weelicious that requires just 4 ingredients, (hazelnuts, cocoa, honey, and water).  I love Nutella, but the […]

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