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:
1 1/2 cups Nutella
2 tablespoons butter
1 tsp real vanilla extract
holiday colored sprinkles
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.
What's your favorite way to eat Nutella?