Nutella lends a nutty note when added to desserts, including brownies, cupcakes and fudge, as well as more involved recipes, such as Nutella cheesecake, ganache, crepes and mousse. The hazelnut and chocolate spread also adds sweetness to savory recipes, such as braided bread, waffles and dips.
Nutella fans can find a quick fix in easy dessert recipes. The food blog RealMomKitchen.com offers a mousse recipe that requires only Nutellla, heavy cream and cream cheese, while TheKitchn.com has simple instructions for Nutella puffs made using frozen puff pastry. Cooks looking for dishes to impress guests can check out MyBakingAddiction.com, where the blog provides recipes for Nutella-filled truffles, buttercream Nutella frosting to top cupcakes and caramel Nutella popcorn.
For Nutella-inspired snacking, the LittleLeopardBook.com serves up "Nutella Buddies," a classic Chex mix recipe sweetened with the hazlenut spread and powdered sugar. At MandysRecipeBox.com, cooks can whip up a "Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip" that's perfect for pairing with fruit or graham crackers for festive fall entertaining.
Chefs who want to try their hand at making their own chocolate hazelnut spread with top-shelf ingredients should check out the Homemade Nutella recipe on LeitesCulinaria.com, which calls for roasting and peeling hazelnuts before grinding them into a velvety smooth paste with chocolate, sugar and oil.