18 Ways Nutella Makes Your Life More Delicious
Nutella was born of necessity in post-World War II Italy when a clever pastry maker named Pietro Ferrero combined ground hazelnuts with sugar and a little bit cocoa to create a chocolate confection at a time when chocolate was scarce. And oh, what a snack-worthy star was born.
These days, homecooks (and dorm-room diners) add smooth, rich, chocolatey, nutty Nutella to everything from breakfast to drinks. And why not? Let's take a look at 12 ways Allrecipes homecooks use Nutella to make the world a more delicious place.
Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread No-Bakes
Nutella, peanut butter, and oats get together and leave the oven behind. There's no flour in these treats, either. "Awesome," raves Cheryl Pierce. "My grands love this recipe! I will be making it often! I'm so happy when things turn out great!"
Nutella®-Stuffed French Toast
Dessert for breakfast? No judgement here. "This was easy and delicious," says Debbie. "My daughter definitely will ask for it again. I added crushed walnuts and banana slices in mine, but she preferred hers with just the powdered sugar."
Easy, No-Bake Nutella® Pie
Nutella® Coffee Shake
Can't face the day until you've had your coffee? Wait until you get addicted to this. "Oh my yummy goodness...I could get into trouble with this drink. I wouldn't change anything in this recipe. It was delicious!" — Diana
Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants)
You're five ingredients and just minutes away from opening your own personal pastry shop. "These were really easy, and very elegant looking at the end. 18 minutes was way too long in my oven, so you might start checking at 13 minutes or so." — Annabelle
Fudgy Nutella® Mug Cake
Speedy enough to make before your show comes on. "A quick and easy TV snack! I prefer ooey gooey, so I only microwaved for the minute. Did not have almond flour, so used all all purpose flour. Put a spoonful of cool whip on top after microwaving and let it melt up a bit. Yummy!" — Terri Heimbach
Strawberry Banana Nutella® Smoothie
You knew this had to be on the list, right? "Since this had no ice in it, I froze the banana and the strawberries which gave it the smoothie texture we like. I used vanilla Greek yogurt because it's what I had on hand, and I will do that in the future." — lutzflcat
No-Bake Peanut Butter/Chocolate Pie
Pie? Oh my! Christina says, "Simple and delicious! Loved the addition of the Nutella on the bottom. After topping with the whipped cream, I added chopped peanut butter cups and mini chocolate chips...perfect~YUM!"
This no-bake cheesecake takes only five ingredients to make, but you can fancy up the presentation (if that's how you roll) by with a ganache glaze and chocolate curls, like in the photo below.
Puff Pastry Waffles
This recipe is for making waffles out of puff pastry (so easy!), but then you can spread them with Nutella while they're hot from the press. "Two of my favourite things together," says Prisqua. "Why didn't I think of it?! Now my waffle maker is out all the time."
State Fair Crepes
Nutella® Bread Pudding
"This recipe had me at Nutella!" says recipe reviewer Bobbie. "I prepped all my ingredients the night before and I had this assembled today by the time my oven preheated. Easy and delicious."
Chocolate Overload S'mores
"S'mores are a way of life for my family. We are always looking for a new way to enjoy them while camping. This variation is one of our favorites," says recipe creator Faith. "If you have a sweet tooth for chocolate and an average s'more just won't cut it, this one definitely will!"
Nutella® Brioche Star Recipe
" This recipe is my all-time favorite," says Carla Maria, the recipe creator. "It is the best Nutella recipe idea! It's a pull-apart treat. And although it might sound hard to make, it's easy once you get the hang of it. Believe me, you'll be making this one over and over again!"
Nutella®-Coconut Fudge Pops
Unsweetened coconut cream and Nutella: "These two simple ingredients make a beautifully rich and decadent treat," says recipe creator CJ. "You can add shaved coconut for added flavor and texture. Enjoy!"
Homemade Churros with Cardamom and Chocolate
"My favorite dessert of all time, Mexican churros with cinnamon-cardamom sugar and dark chocolate dip," says nomaste. "Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, all smothered with a sinfully dark chocolate sauce. Cardamom and star anise offer a heady hint of exotic!"
Sweet Breakfast Sandwich
Breakfast sandwiches don't get easier than this! Slices of banana and schmears of Nutella and marshmallow cream are sandwiched between crisp slabs of toasted English muffin. "Super easy and delicious sandwich to make for breakfast or a snack," says alycia.
A touch of hazelnut liqueur (such as Frangelico) gives these brownies a double dose of hazelnut goodness. Want to go for a triple play? Add half a cup of toasted chopped hazelnuts to the recipe. And if you don't have Frangelico on hand, you can follow the lead of several reviewers and use the same amount of coffee, espresso, or Kahlua instead.