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Hazelnut Praline Paste - Easy French Recipe

Easy Authentic French hazelnut praline recipe. A sweet and smooth praline paste ideal to flavors custard, buttercream or simply make your on nutella. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: spread
Cuisine: French
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 31kcal
Author: Carine


  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 5.6 oz coconut sugar or Monk fruit Golden for a sugar free option (160 g)
  • 8.5 oz raw hazelnut (240 g)


  • Pour the water and sugar into a saucepan. Bring to boil.
  • When bubbles are forming  on the side of the saucepan, add the raw hazelnut. The sugar will form some crystal, that is what you want. 
  • Reduce to medium heat, stir the nuts to cover them into the sugar. The sugar will dissolve slowly turning into a caramel - golden sugar syrup - after few minutes.
  • When the caramel is formed - the sugar syrup is golden brown - remove the saucepan from heat.
  • Pour the mixture onto a plate covered with parchment paper.
  • Place into the fridge for 10 minutes until the caramel harden. 
  • Pour the caramelized hazelnuts into a food processor and processor on high speed until it turn into a paste - about 1-2 minutes.
  • First you obtain a powder, then crushed nuts and finally it will turn into a paste. 
  • Store in a mason glass jar in the pantry for up to 1 month.


Sugar: for a healthier recipe use coconut sugar or unrefined cane sugar of your choice.


Serving: 20servings | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sugar: 8g