Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

A luxurious mix of chocolate and hazelnuts to complement crêpes, pretzels, and sweet strawberries.


  • ¼ cup (60 ml) peanut oil
  • 2 cups (300g) roasted hazelnuts, skins removed (room temperature)
  • 2 cups (300g) chocolate chunks (50% dark; 50% milk; room temperature)


  1. Place peanut oil and hazelnuts into Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then High. Use the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  4. After about 1 minute when a smooth butter has formed, reduce speed to Variable 8.
  5. Add chocolate, a little at a time through the lid plug opening, tamping only if necessary.
  6. Once all of the chocolate has been added, increase speed to Variable 10 and blend an additional 10-30 seconds.
  7. Thicken in the refrigerator.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series and G-Series machines with Variable Speed control and 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.