Sunday, February 5, 2017

It's National Nutella Day


Nutella is a hazelnut spread made with roasted hazelnuts, skim milk, and a hint of cocoa.  And because a gal likes it as much as I do, she founded World Nutella Day in 2007.

 Nutella is touted as a breakfast food, and I agree it tastes delicious spread over bread or other bakery items. I also think it tastes good as a snack, or in a recipe.  I found out some time ago that Nutella is made from the same company as Ferrero Rocher, which happens to be my all-time favorite chocolate.

I found the recipe for Nutella Truffles a few years back through another blog I read, but I honestly can't remember which one.  So now, I'm going to share the recipe with you:

Nutella Truffles

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Nutella
2 tablespoons butter
1 tsp real vanilla extract
holiday colored sprinkles

Directions:

In a medium, microwafe-safe bowl add Nutella and butter.  Heat for 30 seconds or until butter is melted.  Stir well to combine.  Stir in vanilla.  Stir again.  Nutella will go from a silky texture to a rough, clumpy texture.  Allow mixture to sit at room temperature to cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Scoop out mixture by the teaspoonful and roll into balls.  Roll balls in a small dish filled with  holiday sprinkles or other topping.  After all truffles have been coated, place in the fridge to finish cooling.
Nutella Truffles

What's your favorite way to eat Nutella?

5 comments:

Jackie said...

My daughter loves Nutella and will eat it on anything. Her favorite way to eat it is on a waffle with sliced bananas on top.

Sue Hull said...

I eat it right out of the jar. Lol! Its good on bananas.Or breadsticks. Yummy!

alissa apel said...

I have to be careful with it because it has a lot of sugar in it. Goodness it tastes good! I like it on toast!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love Nutella. My favorite way to eat it is right out of the jar!

Renee said...

I missed this recipe when you first posted it. Shame on me! I must try it out.
I like to eat Nutella on pretzels or apple slices, that way I can pretend I am eating healthy.