People go nuts for Nutella. Just last week, 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.
Like we said, people go nuts for the stuff.
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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.
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.
(How To: Simplify)
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.
(Just a Taste)
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.
(Chocolate Covered Katie)
Nutella Peanut Butter Bars
(White on Rice Couple)
No-Bake Fruit and Nut Bars With Nutella
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
(Sweet & Saucy)
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.