4 Deliciously Sweet Nutella Recipes

Strawberry Nutella SandwichStrawberry Nutella SandwichThe first time one experiences Nutella, it's an epiphany - not unlike the first encounter with wasabi or Sriracha, or perhaps what Dijon mustard was like to someone who was used to the canary-yellow stuff that came out of an equally yellow plastic bottle.

Yes, Nutella may just be America's newest favorite condiment. It's next to the jam, butter, and yes, peanut butter on the breakfast table, ready to be slathered on toast; it's in pancakes, waffles, French toast, and crepes; it's in cookies, brownies, ice creams, and cupcakes - and it's even on pizza.

This chocolate-hazelnut spread was created by Pietro Ferrero in the 1940s as a way to deal with chocolate rationing during World War II. But it wasn't called Nutella until 1964, after Ferrero had reworked the original formula, which was thick enough to be sliced (imagine that - sliceable Nutella), to one that was spreadable. Initially, cost was the main reason that people chose Nutella over chocolate; even by 1964, with the war long over, chocolate still cost six times what Nutella did. Nowadays, of course, it's a different story. People are nuts about Nutella, and that's because it's just plain delicious.

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Besides eating it straight from the jar, though (and there's nothing wrong with that), or spreading it on plain toast, Nutella is also useful for more constructive purposes. "Like what?" you may ask. Well, what about a Coconut-Nutella Pudding Cake - that you can make in a slow cooker? Yes, it's totally doable and a piece of - pardon the pun - cake. Or these Nutella Brownies that are worth every sinful calorie. Better yet, though, if you're ready to really graduate, make your own Nutella at home.

So get ready to make a trip to Costco - you're going to need the economy-size if you want to make all of these recipes.

Nutella KulfiNutella KulfiDouble Nutella Kulfi with Toasted Hazelnuts

Like all Italian kids, I have grown up on bread and Nutella… so that surely represents me! And my husband back in India has enjoyed his good share of kulfi while growing up. So… why not combine the two to come up with something that combines both Indian and Italian culinary cultures?


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Coconut Nutella Pudding CakeCoconut Nutella Pudding CakeSlow Cooker Coconut-Nutella Pudding Cake

Fact: Anything with Nutella is awesome. Need I say more? This cake is decadent, delicious, and perfect with vanilla ice cream. Or better yet, with coconut ice cream. That would be awesome. Five stars - double it, if you're having company.



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Homemade nutella With Smoked Sea SaltHomemade nutella With Smoked Sea SaltHomemade Nutella with Smoked Sea Salt

Why haven't I attempted this sooner? This recipe is so easy and so sultry you will also be wondering why you haven't made it at home. Besides enjoying it with merely a spoon, we enjoy a dab of Nutella on slices of baguette with a small sprinkle of Maldon salt. Or simply wrapped in eggy crepes; just like street food in Paris.


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Strawberry and Nutella Sandwich on Prezel Bread
(Pictured at Top of Page)

This dessert sandwich is tiny and delicious. It's perfect for a potluck or a snack for the kids. Or you can eat five of them for dinner, because, why not?

INGREDIENTS

8 tablespoons Nutella (almost half a jar)
1 medium-sized loaf pretzel bread, sliced
8-10 strawberries, sliced
Powdered sugar, for dusting

DIRECTIONS


Spread Nutella on one side of both slices of pretzel bread (about 1 tablespoon per sandwich). Place 2 strawberry slices (3 if they're small) on one piece of bread, then cover with the other piece. Put on a plate and dust with powdered sugar. Continue making sandwiches until you use all of your bread. Then, eat these sweet and salty sandwich dreams. Go ahead, eat all of them.

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-Will Budiaman, The Daily Meal