Got Tons of Nutella? Here's a Ton of Nutella-Based Recipes
People go nuts for Nutella. Last year, for instance, a gang of thieves in Germany managed to rob five metric tons of the chocolate-hazelnut spread from a trailer in the town of Bad Hersfeld.
RECIPE: Giada De Laurentiis' Nutella Milk
Like we said, people go nuts for the stuff.
We go crazy for Nutella too, but we're not sure what anyone would do with a whole trailer's worth. Our friends in the blogging community, however, have a much better imagination than us, and they've come up with some great Nutella-packed recipes for just such a situation. Of course, none of these bloggers needed an excuse to create Nutella-based baked goods and treats; they just really like Nutella.
READ: How To Make Nutella At Home (Yes, It's Possible)
So if you find yourself with a sudden influx of nutty, chocolaty Nutella (don't worry, we won't ask you how), check out the recipes below and start getting rid of the evidence cooking.
(Clockwise from left: Just a Taste, Sugarlaws, White on Rice Couple)
Nutella and Cocoa Cupcakes
Jen at How To: Simplify bakes up Nutella cupcakes with Nutella in the batter and Nutella in the frosting. They're topped off with crushed chocolate chips and nuts for more nutty, chocolaty flavor. Check out the recipe here.
(How To: Simplify)
Nutella Cheesecake Bites
Plain cheesecake bites weren't good enough for Rachel from Coconut and Lime. She threw some Nutella into the mix and invented a rich and creamy recipe that satisfies any sweet tooth.
(Coconut and Lime)
Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies
Just like Silly Putty and penicillin, these Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies were invented by accident. Kelly at Just a Taste was trying to make homemade fortune cookies with a panini press, but discovered a better recipe when she smeared a spoonful of Nutella between the misshapen scraps.
(Just a Taste)
Nutella Fudge Pops
Forget Fudgesicles — these homemade Nutella Fudge Pops from Chocolate Covered Katie are the ultimate warm-weather treat. Check out her recipe here, which also doubles as a healthier alternative to chocolate ice cream.
(Chocolate Covered Katie)
Nutella Peanut Butter Bars
"Usually, peanut butter bars taste like a homemade peanut butter cup, but these were even better — a deeper, more intense flavor," says Katy from Sugarlaws, the creator of this irresistible Nutella Peanut Butter Bar recipe. "And yowzers, were these good," she adds.
No-Bake Fruit and Nut Bars With Nutella
Need an energy boost? Todd and Diane at White on Rice Couple developed this No-Bake Fruit and Nut Bar recipe with honey, Nutella and wholesome dried fruits. Try it as a sweet pick-me-up during a long hike, or as a treat at the end of the day.
(White on Rice Couple)
Nutella & Sea Salt Stuffed Sugar Cookies
Dara, aka the Cookin' Canuck, found a way to hide Nutella inside a buttery sugar cookie. But instead of guarding her discovery and using it to win every bake-off in Canada, she was gracious enough to share her gooey, chewy recipe with the rest of the world.
Sweet and Spicy Bacon Coated in Nutella
Paula at Bell'Alimento thinks you're going to like her Nutella-covered bacon. "I’ll even go as far as say that you’ll LURVE it," she says of her sweet and spicy recipe, which combines thick cut bacon with chili powder, brown sugar and black pepper — and, of course, a generous slathering of Nutella.
Banana Nutella Swirl Bundt Cake with Coffee Icing
A banana, some Nutella and a cup of coffee sounds like a swell dessert on its own, but those ingredients become the mother of all Nutella confections in this Banana Nutella Swirl Bundt Cake recipe from Christina's Cucina. (And don't forget to be generous with her coffee icing.)
Nutella and Marscapone Grilled Cheese
"It is basically heaven on a plate," writes Sweet & Saucy's Aimee of her inventive Nutella grilled cheese. "The mascarpone absorbs the chocolate/hazelnut flavor, and the powdered sugar almost caramelizes as it melts on the warm buttered bread." Get the saliva-inducing recipe here.
(Sweet & Saucy)