Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Chocolates

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Chocolates | Butter Baking

Oh my gosh.

I made homemade chocolate hazelnut spread (aka Nutella) the other day.

And it blew my mind.

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Chocolates | Butter Baking

I made it at work, and used it to fill chocolate shortbread sandwich cookies.

Then I ate a large portion of it with a spoon, before making another double batch, and turning that into little homemade Nutella tarts to sell in the cafe.

Man oh man, why haven’t I gotten onto this sooner? Where have I been?

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Chocolates | Butter Baking

I want to make it at home. So that I can share the recipe with you. And eat a whole lot of it, straight up. And then try out a whole bunch of different recipes with the homemade spread, and share them with you too.

But I burnt out my food processor the other day, making a double batch of these healthy double chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough bites. It was a sad moment.

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Chocolates | Butter Baking

So unfortunately, I’ll have to buy a new food processor first. Then I can make myself you some homemade Nutella.

Until then, we have homemade chocolate hazelnut chocolates (aka Baci).

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Chocolates | Butter Baking

They’re just as good (although now I’m thinking they would be even better with homemade Nutella inside).

Regardless, I loved these. And I love Erin, for posting the recipe and making me drool so much with her photos that I pretty much ran into the kitchen and made these straight away.

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to eat a commercial Baci chocolate again. So get onto these. Stat.

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Chocolates | Butter Baking

  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped (7 oz)
  • 40g unsalted butter (3 tbsp)
  • 200g roasted hazelnuts, finely chopped (7 oz)
  • 200g Nutella (7 oz)
  • 30 whole hazelnuts (approx.)
  • 100g dark chocolate, extra, chopped (3.5 oz)
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, microwave the 200g dark chocolate and unsalted butter in 30 second bursts, stirring at each interval until the chocolate and butter are melted, smooth and combined.
  2. Mix in the chopped hazelnuts and the Nutella.
  3. Refrigerate or freeze for about 20 minutes until the mixture firms up a little.
  4. Roll teaspoons of the mixture into balls and top each one with a whole hazelnut, pressing down slightly. Place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  5. In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave the 100g dark chocolate, in 30 second bursts, stirring between each burst until it is melted and smooth.
  6. Using a fork, drizzle the melted chocolate across all the Baci.
  7. Allow to set. Makes 30 homemade chocolates.
  8. Happy baking!

Recipe adapted from Texanerin.

15 Thoughts on “Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Chocolates

  1. These look amazing Natasha! I can’t imagine how any Nutella/chocolate lover could NOT love these. I’m totally up for making them soon and I even have hazelnuts ready to be used! Except I might need to get more so I can make homemade Nutella once you get that recipe on too – it sounds so good!

    • Hi Alexandra!
      Haha they are pretty yum, especially if you are a Nutella/choc hazelnut fan!
      Hope you enjoy them! I’ll try and get the Nutella recipe up ASAP :-)

  2. The look amazing :)
    (By the way, I want to buy a food processor as well… any recommendations?)

    • Thanks Rebecca 😀
      I haven’t started looking yet! But if I find something good I’ll let you know. I hardly use mine though, so a great one isn’t of the biggest importance.
      Have a good weekend!

  3. Oh, fun! :) I’m happy you liked them! They’re beautiful. And love the drizzly chocolate thing you did.

    Sorry that your food processor broke. That stinks. Hopefully you can get an even nicer one than you one had. I broke mine, which was from East Germany, like the former East Germany, with almond butter. But then I got an up-to-date one and am very, very happy. 😀

    • Thanks Erin! I loved them! Love love loved!
      As for the drizzle, it’s because I was too lazy to dip. I tried dipping two, got frustrated and thought there had to be an easier way. So there you go 😉
      Haha hopefully I can! That’s crazy about the East Germany food processor!
      I remember your new one, we made peanut butter with it!

  4. See you really are the Queen of Nutella! :) How is life in the bakery?

    • Hahah okay okay, I will wear that tag happily! I LOVE Nutella!!
      Life in the cafe is great! It’s awesome to be doing what you enjoy every day, baking new things and watching people buy them up :-)
      How are you?! How is your transition with back-to-work going? Hope you have a happy Easter!

      • That must be so satisfying to see people enjoying the fruits of your labor. It must be nice to let your creativity run wild too :) Glad you are enjoying it!

        Work is going really well. It was a bit of a rough transition, but I’m starting to get the hang of balancing work and kids and home :) Hope you have a lovely Easter too, any plans?

        • Yes it is! You are so right :-)
          Happy to hear you are going well with the transition!
          Did you have a good easter? How did you celebrate?
          We had everyone at our house this year, I only had the one day off, so it was nice!

  5. Baci is one of my favorite candies. I bet the homemade ones are even better! Thanks for this recipe!!

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  7. Hi and thanks for sharing your recipe !! I haven’t made them yet but will soon but I just wanted to know how far in advance could they be made and kept ? I’m making them for a party and want to know if they will be ok for 1 week in the fridge. Thanks so much !!!

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