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Nutelasagna success proves people still can’t get enough of the sweet spread

The latest Nutella mashup -- a marriage of Nutella and lasagna.

 

Nutella was everywhere in 2014 and while we’re not complaining, we thought we’d seen it all when it comes to treats stuffed with the sweet spread.

From Carvel’s soft serve ice cream treats to Dominique Ansel’s Cronut holes, Nutella fans had plenty to cheer about.

But one bakery in Brooklyn, New York has come up with yet another Nutella mashup that may be good enough to eat for dinner and dessert.

Nutelasagna is the brainchild of Allison and Matt Robicelli. They first tested the dish during the summer and decided to bring it back for the holidays—not expecting it to take off.

“Lasagna is definitely a holiday tradition in my family so making a sweet lasagna was a fun idea,” Allison Robicelli told FoxNews.com. “We decided to bring it back since it's pretty hearty and had no idea it would become this big the second time around.”

The dish starts out with locally sourced fresh pasta that doesn’t need to be cooked, just soaked overnight. Once the noodles are soft, the Robicellis add layers of fresh cannoli cream, chopped chocolate bits, hazelnuts and drizzles of Nutella—all topped off with homemade marshmallows. The entire process takes about 36 hours from start to finish.

Robicelli’s Bakery, which has been in business since 2008, specializes in what they call “restaurant quality desserts at bakery prices.” This means no artificial ingredients and you won’t find fake dyes or sprinkles.

Also on the new holiday menu is an Eggnog Brulee Pie and a gingerbread cupcake topped with cookie butter frosting, affably called The Hansel.

But the star of the show is the Nutelasagna. So how does it taste?

It’s a dessert lover’s creamy dream. Anyone freaked out by the idea of sweet pasta should definitely give this a shot—it’s not overly sweet, the whipped cannoli cream provides a nice balance to the dish. We wouldn’t mind a little more Nutella but the homemade marshmallow topping is better than a s’more.

Due to high demand, the bakery is no longer accepting advance orders but lucky New Yorkers still may able to snag a Nutelasagna by visiting the bakery this week. It’s not cheap, but a $120 full tray will feed up to 40 hungry guests. Individual slices go for $7.