Despite Nutella being classed as a dessert topping, you can be sure that this smooth and dreamy ingredient is not confined to only the desserts.
Nutella is one of the most popular spreads in the world, and for good reason, the chocolate and hazelnut mix along with how easily it can be layered on top of essentially any food in just a few seconds makes it a tasty addition.
A lot of people will often stick to the most popular ways to incorporate some Nutella into a breakfast and lunch and never deviate from this such as layering it on top of some toast or a bagel.
However this is missing out the wide variety of recipes that incorporate Nutella to make food that much more creamy and delicious when you take a bite so with that being said, below we have compiled 33 of the most delicious recipes that include Nutella that you can whip up right now.
Starting with a fan favorite that mixes the creamy hazelnut taste with some crunchy walnut, these cookies are not only the perfect mix between melting in the mouth and still being firm enough to crunch down on, they can also be made in just half an hour at most, a perfect creamy addition to your morning cup of tea that will be a delight to wake up to in the morning.
If you like the sound of a smooth thick layer of Nutella being packed inside of a delicious puffy pastry texture, these Nutella hand pies are the perfect light snack that go great as an evening appetizer or a delicious treat for the kids when they get back from school.
With just 5 required ingredients and a delicious sweet icing to finish this dish off if you choose to add it, it’s hard to go wrong with these hand pies.
Another savory and tasty way to use Nutella which you can make in bulk with just a handful of ingredients, these donuts surround the Nutella with soft and delicious flaky biscuits to create a treat which is delightful to bite into.
With up to 32 donuts being made in just half an hour, these donuts are certainly appetizing for the bigger occasions.
4. Nutella Cups
If you want a recipe which is almost entirely made of just Nutella but mixes in a little bit of cocoa powder, coconut oil and sweetened milk to make for a delightful light treat that can be ready in just 5 minutes, these Nutella cups are some of the easiest recipes that incorporates Nutella, but makes it even more delicious by sweetening it up, making for a great choice for a party or gathering when you want to really impress the guests.
5. Nutella Pops
Some may say that Nutella can be used to make any food more delicious, and this certainly applies to popsicles such as these Nutella pops which mix together Nutella with some Cool Whip and milk to make for a delightful and cold treat that goes perfectly when you want to snack on some chocolate but don’t want it to be too thick and filling on a summer’s day.
If you have a lot of milk on standby and want to use it for a thick, creamy and delicious dessert, these butter blondies which already have a creamy and buttery taste on their own are made even softer and tasteful thanks to the Nutella packed in the middle.
This fancy dessert can be made in little to no time and is guaranteed to impress any guests as soon as they take that delicious first bite.
Maybe you have a few ingredients at your disposal and want to take a bit of time to make a dessert that is sure to fill everyone up at the table, or one that is perfect for a special occasion.
This recipe uses the Nutella along with some butter and powdered sugar to make for an incredibly appetizing Nutella frosting that is just the cherry on top for this already mouth watering chocolate cake.
If you are more of a fan of cheesecake rather than its chocolate variant, luckily this recipe allows you to use the creamy hazelnut taste of Nutella and infuse it perfectly within the more spongy texture of a cheesecake.
This recipe is also lower in calories with each serving, making for a lighter cake that you can be sure tastes just as rich and creamy.
This perfect breakfast option packs the muffins full of mashed bananas to give it a healthy and light taste which is topped off and mixed perfectly with the creamy Nutella swirl on top.
Light, tasty and prepared in as little as 15 minutes, the Nutella banana swirl muffins are certainly a treat not to be ignored.
Yes, this recipe is as good as it sounds. This cake has a hazelnut sponge cake layer that gives it a nice chewy texture which is then sandwiched with Nutella buttercream and some wafer which adds in that extra crunch to make for the perfect treat for those who consider themselves real chocolate enthusiasts.
1 pan, 4 ingredients and just 10 minutes of your time is all that is needed to make this crispy sandwich which has the perfect blend thanks to the chocolate and mashed banana mixture which is warm and melty on the inside, creating a perfect afternoon snack when you want to switch things up a little bit.
12. Nutella Mousse
With just 1 cup of Nutella and 2 cups of cold heavy ice cream, you can create a creamy and delicate tasting Nutella mousse which is the perfect afternoon appetizer when garnished with a sprinkle of chocolate chips or lightly covered with a few hazelnuts.
This no-bake fudge recipe mixes a little butter with Nutella spread to soften the chocolate so that the outer layer is not hard and too crunchy.
Smooth, creamy and extremely customisable with other ingredients and additions, try out this easy fudge recipe today.
14. Nutella Churros
It’s hard to find many people who don’t rejoice at the thought of having some soft and tasty churros for dinner or lunch, and these deep fried golden churros are coated in sweet cinnamon sugar and of course, packed chock full of Nutella to make one of the most creamy and delicious desserts you can snack on today.
It’s virtually impossible to make a list about the best Nutella recipes and not include the classic Nutella bars.
These bars are not only easy to make and packed full of flavor thanks to the creamy mixture of the Nutella and the slight chewy texture of chocolate chips, because of their design they are also guaranteed not to make a huge mess, which is a massive bonus when it comes to sticky Nutella.
16. Nutella Tiramisu
If there is any recipe that demonstrates that Nutella can go well as an added ingredient to any food, it’s this recipe that layers the thick Nutella spread with some added sugar on top of a tasty and rich tasting tiramisu that has a nice chewy taste packed full of sweetness making it great as an evening appetizer after a big meal.
This recipe mixes together some cups of heavy whipping cream along with a can of sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and Nutella to form a much softer and delicate tasting chocolate flavor that still retains that familiar hazelnut taste which is great to try out in the warmer months.
The cream cheese included in this recipe mixes so well with the Nutella filling that it makes for a fluffy and scrumptious turnover recipe that is even healthier than most other turnovers since it is not deep fried.
This easy to make recipe is perfect when you are expecting guests who you think may be big fans of cheese, but you still want to surprise them with that familiar hazelnut and Nutella chocolate added flavor.
If you or someone who is coming to visit fancy themselves a real chocolate enthusiast and want as many different chocolate blends in one tasty snack as possible, this recipe fuses together a good amount of vanilla and powdered sugar to create these cute delicate cups that taste like the perfect blend between these two fan favorites among chocolate fans.
20. Nutella Macarons
If you enjoy the process of whisking together a bunch of creamy ingredients to create a delicate and rewarding light snack, try out these delicious Nutella macarons are formed through making a creamy Nutella mousse which is packed in the middle of chocolate macarons to make this already delightful dish even more delicious on the taste buds.
Maybe you want a small snack that you can easily pick out of a bowl and eat at your own leisure. If so, these chocolate infused treats are the perfect choice to snack on while watching a movie or binging your new favorite tv show.
These sweet and salty Nutella pretzels can be made in bulk in just a few minutes and are well worth it for the delicious taste.
This chocolate mix on classic Rice Krispies gives these cereal bars an extra added crunch with no baking required, so you can be sure they will be ready in no time.
A perfect option for the kids when they want a bit of a mix up from the norm, or for when you want to try out one of the most delicious cereal bar combinations out there.
The sweet, airy and extremely light taste of meringues could not be complemented by anything better than the dreamy taste of Nutella, making this recipe a hidden gem when it comes to light and satisfying appetizers that don’t taste too thick or sickly.
Nutella does not only need to be used as an added ingredient with your favorite foods, never be afraid to try using it as part of a hot chocolate recipe with some cornflour, whipped cream and even a layer of chocolate sauce for a warm and cozy beverage packed full of chocolatey goodness.
Most of the time when making some Nutella pancakes it can be easy to just layer the chocolate on top, easy right? However this can often leave the pancakes tasting stale or make the Nutella too solid.
This recipe makes sure to create a melted Nutella core that is so delightful to bite into, it might just become your new favorite breakfast snack.
If you are one of the many around the world who love the puffy pastry goodness of a French croissant and have never tried infusing it with that hazelnut sweetness of Nutella, this recipe is the perfect excuse to try it out to make these popular desserts even tastier.
Perfect for those lazy weekends where you just want a chocolate appetizer with a hint of fruity sweetness mixed in, this recipe uses can pitted cherries to make a fluffy dessert which can be made in just 5 minutes, what’s not to love!
28. Nutella Pizza
This recipe proves that Nutella really can make our favorite foods tastier, and that includes pizza.
With a pack of Rolos also included to pack this recipe full of even more chocolatey goodness, it’s hard to find anyone who won’t rejoice at the sound of a pizza with sweet chocolate at its core being served for dessert.
The Nutella mixed in with this traditional dish goes perfectly between the creamy layers of buttery phyllo dough to make this already fan favorite dish even better, which is only made all the more tasteful when finished off with some honey to add that extra scent of sweetness.
When you don’t want to be finding sweets or bits of Nutella lying around, this easy to whip up Nutella mug cake is not only cute in design, but is extremely easy to make just requiring some baking powder, fat free milk, flour and of course the Nutella, being a nice little dessert fit into one mug that ensures no mess is left behind.
These cookies are served sliced like a pie, and the reason for this is because the center between their gold and crispy exterior is packed full of gooey Nutella goodness that almost mimics the texture of caramel, making for some of the most delicious cookies you can make even better with Nutella.
32. Nutella Yule Log
If you have some Nutella set aside for the festive months or for virtually any occasion where you really want to provide your guest with a unique and tasty treat, this recipe uses the standard yule log recipe of making a swiss roll with some vanilla ganache added in, but when it comes to the chocolate you can use Nutella to give it that extra hazelnut sweetness that makes it all the more appetizing.
Packed full of honey, oats, flax seeds and chia seeds, these Nutella covered miniature bites are some of the healthiest ways you can enjoy Nutella and are perfect as an post-workout snack when you want some nutritional foods, but are still craving the hazelnut texture of Nutella.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Nutella Healthy In Any Way?
While Nutella is not one of the healthiest foods out there due to the high levels of sugar and the amount of calories it contains, it does however contain very small amounts of iron and calcium.
Therefore when mixing Nutella into a recipe, always try to make it only an occasional occurrence for when you want to make the odd savory snack or dessert for the evening.
How Long Does It Take For Nutella To Go Bad?
Even if a jar of Nutella has been opened, when properly stored it can easily last up to a few months, so you can be sure you won’t need to unfortunately throw it away after just a few weeks.
When opened however, the spread will quickly lose its freshness, making it taste far more stale and diluting the hazelnut taste by a huge amount.
If you have a jar of Nutella lying out for 6 months for example, this is going to be enough time for it to lose a lot of it’s taste and while it is certainly still edible, it is usually a better idea to try and eat the jar in the first month or the first 2 so you can get the maximum amount of flavor out of this delicious product.
Don’t be one of the many people who sticks to the regular Nutella recipes like layering it on top of some toast or a bagel.
The beauty of Nutella comes from the fact that you really can mix it with essentially anything whether it’s cereal bars, ice cream or even a slice of pizza, so try out some of these recipes to taste the most delicious ways you can use Nutella right now.
Who knows, you might just find your new favorite chocolatey treat.
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