Nutella is one of those foods I rarely buy because, honestly, it's a bit pricey and my kids will eat an entire jar in about 48 seconds, not even including the time it takes to lick the lid clean. I don't even really like hazelnuts, but I dig Nutella. So when I saw that Instructables had an awesomepossum recipe for making it from scratch, I thought to myself, "Self, we's a-tryin' that!"
Now, I did have to tweak the recipe a bit to get the official Caitlin and Zac seal of approval, being the Nutella connoisseurs that they are, but the end result was even better than I expected. And, because I got a buttload of it, it ended up costing me about a third of what I'd spend to buy a jar already made. This is my version of the recipe, with modifications, but if you'd like to read the original version, click the link above.
7 oz hazelnuts (yes, they come in an 8 oz bag)
10 oz baking chocolate
1 can condensed milk
1/3 C regular milk
1/4 tsp salt
Put the hazelnuts in your food processor, and blend the hell out of them until you've got something that looks and feels like peanut butter.
Add the salt.