Let’s make Nutella with Nova Chocolate

March 4, 2021 0 Comments

Everyone loves chocolate! The great thing about chocolate is that it is an amazing platform for creativity allowing Nova the opportunity to wow its customers with great flavour combinations at the same time ensuring that the products remain healthy.

The health benefits and feel-good qualities of cocoa are also under-estimated and chocolate tends to be seen as unhealthy – a trend Nova aims to change!

Dark chocolate, with no added refined white sugar, trans fats, and dairy, is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health:

  • A powerful source of antioxidants
  • Rich in minerals and nutrients
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces heart disease risk
  • Improves brain function
  • Protects your skin from the sun
  • Contains Phenylethylamine (PEA), which is the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. PEA encourages your brain to release feel-good endorphins.

A lunchbox with some added chocolate is always a winner – especially if that chocolate is made with only pure, quality ingredients! So let’s make some healthy homemade Nutella!


  • 200g blanched hazelnuts
  • 150g Nova Dark Chocolate Baking Buttons
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tbsp melted coconut oil


Roast the hazelnuts until golden brown – around 5-10 minutes. Make sure to watch them carefully as you do not want them to burn. Set these to one side to cool slightly. Melt your baking chocolate. Add the roasted hazelnuts, the melted chocolate and all other ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Stop occasionally to give the mixture a stir to help the blending process. It will take around 20 minutes to get a smooth consistency. Store in an airtight container in a cool environment. If stored in the
fridge, it will harden and set. Once back to room temperature, it will ‘melt’ back into a buttery consistency. Serve with fresh fruit of your choice.



Find out more about Nova Chocolate here – https://www.novachocolate.co.za/