11 Nutella Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water
Nutella originally got its start in Italy in 1946. Because cocoa was rationed during World War II, chocolate was in short supply, and so bakery owner Pietro Ferrero used hazelnuts as a substitute, which are plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy. The concoction was originally shaped into a loaf and could be sliced and served on bread, but by 1951, a creamy, spreadable version had been introduced. In 1964, Ferrero's son, Michele, tweaked the recipe and the Nutella we know and love was born!
The delicious spread made its way to Germany in 1965, and the Germans immediately fell in love with the chocolatey goodness. The following year, Nutella hit the French market, where it was also an instant hit, and so the pattern continued and Nutella eventually became a global sensation. In fact, Nutella is such a beloved product that it even has its own day of recognition, known as World Nutella Day, which is celebrated annually on February 5th. But you don't have to wait until then to start celebrating — whip up these recipes to get the most out of your favorite spread!
1. Neapolitan Nutella Cheesecake
Nutella and strawberry jam go together like chocolate and peanut butter — it doesn't seem like it would work, but it does, and then some! And this delicious no-bake Nutella strawberry cake just goes to show that you don't need an oven to make a sweet masterpiece or gorgeous dessert.
2. Nutella Star Bread
Say you get a surprise visit or an unexpected pop-in around tea time, and you have nothing but a pizza dough mix and a jar of Nutella in the house? You can go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief, because that's all you need to prepare this chocolate star, which is both a tasty last-minute treat and a feast for the eyes.
3. Banana Chocolate Rolls
If your loaf of bread is starting to dry up, now is the perfect time to make banana-stuffed French toast sticks. An added bonus of making these miniature pieces of heaven is that you'll never have dry bread again, because once you've mastered this recipe, the bread in your house will go like hotcakes.
4. Nutella Brownies
We're going to share a secret with you, but you have to promise to keep it to yourself. Are you ready? Here it is: you only need three ingredients to make the world's fastest brownies. Shocking, right?! Well, what are you waiting for? On your mark, get set, bake!
5. Fried Chocolate Bananas
What's golden brown, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and is the perfect after-dinner snack? That's right — these banana-stuffed doughnut holes! But what really sets them apart from donut bites is the fact that they come with sweet, fruity surprise and an ooey, gooey filling. Talk about an upgrade!
6. Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
You know what's better than a chocolate chip cookie? A giant chocolate chip cookie! Whether you consider this Nutella-stuffed delicacy to be just one big cookie or you choose to cut it up and share with friends is entirely up to you, but one thing's for sure: this sweet treat is fit for a king, or even the Cookie Monster himself.
7. Nutella Banana Ring
If there's anything our loyal Scrumdiddlyumptious readers know to be true, it's to never judge a book by its cover. This is especially true when it comes to fancy-looking dishes that seem super extravagant, because the truth is, these are usually the easiest and fastest dishes to prepare, just like this banana-filled pastry ring.
8. Nutella Fingers
If there are three things in this world that people will never stop loving, it's pizza, pasta, and chocolate. "But how could I possibly combine these sweet and savory ingredients?" you might be wondering, and the answer is simple: chocolate ravioli made from pizza dough. Your life will never be the same again — you're welcome.
9. Strawberry Nutella French Toast
If you're bringing a bigger appetite to the table and our light & fluffy French toast sticks just won't cut it, then you need to upsize to the chocolate & strawberry-stuffed French toast. There's no better way to start the day than with this sweet breakfast sandwich that'll keep your energy and spirits up throughout the rest of the day.
10. Accordion Cake
You know what's so great about the accordion? This quirky instrument compresses and expands to make sweet, sweet music. In that same sense, this chocolate accordion cake can be pushed and pulled apart, and you'll end up with an equally beautiful result: sweet, sweet layers of doughy, chocolatey heaven.
11. Nutella Wreath
You don't have to wait until Christmas to make the perfect wreath, because this chocolate pastry twist takes the cake, so to speak! There's so much more you can do with Nutella than just spread it on a boring piece of white bread, and this ornate and decorative beauty is just further proof that baking is indeed a beautiful art form.
These recipes are not only fun to make and and even more fun to eat, but they're also extremely versatile. There's also something for every occasion, whether it be as a finger food dessert at your next holiday party or a little afternoon delight to go with your coffee and tea. In any case, we have no doubt that chocoholics and sweet tooths alike will put these recipes to good use.